If you have been involved in an auto accident that damaged your car, so you cannot drive it, you will need to have it towed. Sometimes the body damage is not too severe, but the car cannot be driven because of a damaged wheel or a busted radiator.
When you entrust your vehicle to the tow company, you expect them to take care of it and not damage it farther. When you have been involved in an accident, you need to photograph the damage at the accident scene and carefully document it, so you will know what damage was caused in the crash.
If you believe your vehicle suffered additional damage from the towing, you will need to take photos of that damage and document it as well.
Damage That Might Result From Towing
There are several different kinds of damage that might result from towing, but here are a few of the more common kinds of damage that could result from having a vehicle towed. The towing could cause scratches to the vehicle’s exterior, lead to deflated tires, cause dents, or cause alignment issues.
You want to inspect your car carefully and photograph it. You want to be able to provide photographs before and after towing, so you can prove what damages resulted from the towing process.
Filing A Claim
You can file a claim for those damages caused by towing with the towing company. Of course, they might dispute your claim and allege that those damages were already there. In that case, you will have to provide evidence, such as the photos of before and after towing, and eyewitness statements.
Sometimes, you might be able to get the tow truck driver to admit to the damage. It is often wise to get photos or video of them hooking up your vehicle to tow. This video might be able to show when the actual damage took place. These photos or this video could be enough to make your claim successful.
You will need all the evidence that you can produce to support your claim and to prove your vehicle was damaged during towing. This kind of claim might be challenging if the towing company disputes your claim that they damaged your vehicle.
Consult With A Personal Injury Lawyer
To recover damages that were caused just by the towing company, you will have to file a claim against the towing company itself. This kind of claim might be challenging, so you will need to consult with a personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer will work on a contingency basis, so he or she will not be paid until you are compensated for your damages.
To have a lawyer in your area to review the details of your case and determine the best way for you to proceed, complete the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page. There is a statute of limitations for pursuing a personal injury claim, so you need to get your claim underway today because time is of the essence.