Vehicles sometimes have mechanical problems, and accidents do happen that leave vehicles inoperable. If you face one of these situations, you will need to have your car towed.
While most tow truck transports go well and the car reaches its destination safely, there are times when accidents happen, and damages result to the car that is being towed or transported. If your car has suffered a broken window from a tow truck, you will need to file a property damage claim and ask the towing company to cover the cost of repairing your broken window.
Gathering Supporting Evidence
When you are having a vehicle towed, choose a reputable tow truck service in the vicinity. You will want to carefully inspect your car for damage. Be sure to take photos of any damage to your vehicle before it is loaded onto the tow truck. When it reaches its destination, be sure to check it thoroughly and compare any damage with the damage you discovered before towing.
Be sure to document everything. If possible, recording the process of your vehicle being loaded onto the tow truck. This will help catch any problems that cause the car to suffer damage. Recording the unloading process can also be very helpful and help you be able to show without a doubt that the broken window was caused by the tow truck.
Sometimes the tow truck operator will acknowledge any incidents that happened, and if they do, this will save you a lot of time and trouble and the broken window will be repaired. If there are any witnesses, ask them to provide written statements regarding how your window was broken.
The Demand Letter to the Towing Company
A demand letter will notify the towing company and their insurer that you plan to file a claim against them to cover the cost of the damages you suffered. In this case, you will tell them they broke your vehicle window and you want to be reimbursed for the repairs.
Your letter should contain specifics, such as the date, time, and location of the incident and the damages that your car suffered. You should include supporting documentation, such as photos of the damages, statements from witnesses, and written repair estimates for replacing your car’s broken window.
Be sure to state how much you want to be paid for your damages. This way the tow truck company will be able to negotiate with you regarding the costs of your damages.
Consult With a Personal Injury Lawyer
If your car has a broke window from a tow truck and the towing company isn’t taking responsibility for the damages that they caused, you should talk with a personal injury lawyer about filing a property damage claim. You have a strict statute of limitations for pursuing a personal injury claim. If you wait too long and pass the statute of limitations then your claim will automatically be denied. Your personal injury attorney will not be paid until they win your claim because they work on a contingency basis. Get your Free Case Evaluation today.