Houston Tow Truck Accident Lawyers
Billions of Dollars in Life-Changing Verdicts & Settlements
If you were injured in an accident with a tow truck in the Houston area, you probably have a lot of questions. Will the truck driver or tow company pay for your medical bills? What about damage to your vehicle? What should you do next? You may be facing all these unknown factors on top of dealing with serious injuries that are preventing you from working and earning money. Our Houston trucking accident firm has the answers you need. At Arnold & Itkin, we believe in helping people whose lives have been upended because of trucking companies who care more about profits than safety. We have won billions of dollars for our clients, helping them get the financial support and medical treatment they need to put the pieces of their lives back together after serious trucking accidents.
Our top-rated Houston tow truck accident attorneys are there to turn things around after a serious, life-changing collision. Contact us today to learn how we can help you.
What Is the Purpose of a Tow Truck?
No matter whether you call them wreckers, breakdown trucks, or recovery trucks, the purpose of a tow truck is to transport vehicles after they have broken down or are no longer able to be drive. Typically, these are the trucks that you call after an accident so that your car can be taken to a repair shop. AAA is a good example of a company that operates tow trucks as a part of their services as an emergency road service.
The 5 Major Components of a Tow Truck
- The Flatbed: The section that carries other vehicles.
- Hooks & Chains: Flatbed attachments that ensure cars do not come loose while being carried.
- Wheel Lifts: These lift the vehicles off of the ground so cars cannot shift position.
- Booms: Attachments used for the purpose of recovering trapped vehicles.
Dangers of an Improperly Loaded Vehicle
What can sometimes happen when these vehicles are not loaded properly is that cars will shift while in operation. If a car shifts while the tow truck is moving, it not only poses a risk to the driver but all other drivers on the road.
Protecting Your Rights After a Tow Truck Crash
Tow trucks are used to move disabled or improperly parked vehicles. To accomplish this, they sometimes need to block traffic or maneuver into difficult areas. Tow trucks are not easy to drive, particularly when they’re towing.
Tow truck accidents happen when:
- Drivers are tired or overworked
- Towing equipment is defective or improperly maintained
- Vehicles are not properly secured to the tow truck
- Towing companies demand long hours or deny breaks
- Tow truck drivers are inexperienced or careless
- Drivers are drunk or under the influence of drugs
You have the right to hold at-fault parties accountable if you were injured in a tow truck accident. Serving Houston and all of Texas and the U.S., our team at Arnold & Itkin is ready to protect your rights. We handle personal injury, wrongful death, and workers’ compensation claims for victims who have been catastrophically injured or killed in collisions with tow trucks and other large commercial vehicles.