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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.

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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.

GPS & Vehicle Location Technology

GPS capability has become the standard for tow trucks. GPS technology helps drivers decrease their possibility of an accident after getting lost, as well as navigate the quickest possible route. Some companies even have what is known as "automatic vehicle location" (AVL) which are operated by the tow truck dispatch center. A call will come into the dispatch center asking for a tow truck, and then the AVL will be used to find the closest available tow truck. These GPS technologies have a double purpose. While they are used so that the drivers can navigate to their destinations, they are also used by the trucking companies to monitor their drivers. Some companies have utilized this technology to see if their drivers are speeding or practicing other forms of reckless driving.

Houston Tow Truck Accident FAQ

What is a tow truck accident claim worth?

A fair settlement or award for a tow truck accident claim should include compensation for every loss or injury you’ve experienced. It should cover all expenses associated with your injuries, now and into the future. It should also address the emotional trauma that you’re dealing with as a result of your accident and resulting injuries.

Your claim may include compensation for:

  • Medical care
  • Ongoing treatment
  • Medical supplies
  • Medication
  • Lost income
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Emotional trauma
  • Punitive damages

Our team will determine the value of your claim based on the impact that the tow truck accident has had.

How do you investigate tow truck accidents in the Houston area?

A truck accident investigation typically includes an analysis of physical evidence through photographs and the scene, witness interviews, and a review of police reports and all other applicable documentation. We will also analyze driving and maintenance logs. Our firm works with investigators, expert witnesses, and accident reconstruction specialists to develop strong cases that prove fault and help our clients get fair recoveries.

I don’t have money for an attorney. How can I move forward?

You don’t have to worry about upfront costs and legal fees when you work with our Houston tow truck accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin. We handle these cases on contingency, which means we only get paid if you do. If we take on your case, we will handle everything, so you don’t have to worry and can simply focus on healing.

Are Employers Responsible for Tow Truck Drivers?

Before making any hiring decisions, trucking companies will look at a driver's history and criminal record. Drivers must all be insured on a company policy; drivers with poor records are not only more difficult to insure, but they also pose a serious liability. For this reason, those with DUIs and other criminal charges on their records may not be hired. In the event that an individual with a poor driving history does get hired by a tow truck company, and then gets in an accident, it may be the liability of the trucking company for negligent hiring practices.

Call (888) 493-1629 for Your Free Consultation

If you’re ready to talk to an attorney about how you can seek justice after a Houston tow truck accident, we’re standing by to help. At Arnold & Itkin, your initial consultation is free and confidential. You also pay no upfront costs or and pay no legal fees at all unless we win your case. We’ll take care of everything, so you don’t have to.

Call (888) 493-1629 and find out what our attorneys can do to help you rebuild and move forward.

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  • $12 Million Massive Settlement Obtained for Truck Driver Arnold & Itkin is proud to announce that our firm has secured a $12 million settlement on behalf a truck driver who was crushed by his own cargo—which then led directly to a stroke. The driver, who was 56 years old at the time, now requires costly ...
  • $10 Million Settlement Obtained for Family Affected by Fatal Vehicle Accident Our firm represented the family of two people who were killed after their vehicle was hit by an 18-wheeler running a red light. We were successful in reaching an eight figure settlement on their behalf.
  • $10 Million Settlement Won for Family Against Negligent Trucking Company Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Ces Tavares represented a family who had lost their father in a tragic 18-wheeler accident. He was driving home when a trucker made a dangerous maneuver and caused a massive collision. The trucking company ...
  • $3.2 Million Settlement Reached for Injured Husband & Wife Attorney Cory Itkin represented a husband and wife who were injured after being hit by two semi-trucks. The wife sustained back injures while the husband was knocked unconscious; he needed several surgeries. Our firm was successful in reaching a ...
  • $2.1 Million Settlement Obtained for Truck Accident Victim Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a multimillion-dollar settlement for a man who suffered severe neck and back injuries in a truck accident. Our firm aggressively pursued the case until the defendant settled with our client days before trial.
  • $2 Million Large Settlement Obtained for Grieving Family Arnold & Itkin is proud to have secured a massive settlement for a family who lost their loved one due to the negligence and reckless action of a commercial vehicle driver. Our work will allow our clients to live in financial stability while they ...
  • $1.6 Million Large Settlement Reached for Victim of Severe Truck Accident Truck accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin secured a sizable settlement for a client who was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler on the highway. Her injuries required multiple surgeries, but the defendants refused to take responsibility. Her $1.6 million ...
  • $1.5 Million Big Rig Accident Victim Received Jury Verdict Arnold & Itkin LLP obtained a $1.5 million verdict on behalf of a client who suffered a torn meniscus when he was bumped by a tractor trailer. We are especially pleased with this result because the defendants accepted no responsibility for the injury ...
  • $1.5 Million Jury Verdict Ruled in Favor of Longshoreman Arnold & Itkin obtained a $1.55 million verdict on behalf of a client who was seriously injured when a yard mule driver collided with the pickup truck in which he was standing. The defendants only offered to settle for $35,000 while denying the ...
  • $1.49 Million Settlement for Man Struck by a Truck Our firm helped represent a client who was severely injured after he was struck by a truck. We helped recover $1.49 million on his behalf.
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