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Damaged Axle From a Tow Truck

Having a car issue that requires your vehicle to be towed can be a stressful situation. You will want to make sure you choose a reputable towing company that is known for getting cars hauled professionally and safely. Even the best towing services can have problems. And, of course, accidents do happen.

If your car has suffered a damaged axle from a tow truck, you will be facing costly repairs. You can file a property damage claim against the towing company, but you will need to have supporting evidence that shows the tow truck was at fault for your damages.

Gathering Supporting Evidence

If your car has been in an accident, it has suffered damages. You don’t want additional damages to result, though. Before your car is towed, you will need to take photos of all damages. It is also wise to get a video that shows your car’s mechanical and electronic parts function.

Also, video record your car being loaded or hauled onto the tow truck. This could catch any problems, such as the car hitting the tow truck, or the car being dropped hard on the ground.

It is also suggested to have witnesses, so they can confirm what occurred should the need arise. Sometimes the tow truck driver will admit to a problem and acknowledge if they caused the damage, but if they do not, then you will need to be able to prove that your damaged axle was caused by the tow truck. If an accident happens, or if you notice damages, be sure to notify the tow truck driver right away.

Damaged Axle From a Tow Truck

The Demand Letter to the Towing Company

To let the tow truck company know that your vehicle suffered a damaged axle and you want them to pay for the damages, you should send a demand letter. The letter should be very detailed and specific, stating the facts.

Be sure to indicate where your car was being picked up, where it was being taken, how the damage occurred and the extent of the damages that your car sustained. You should provide supporting evidence, such as photos, written repair estimates, and witness statements.

The average cost of repairing an axle shaft is $558 to $608, according to RepairPal. Of course, the cost can vary depending on the make and model of your vehicle. Indicate how much you expect to be reimbursed for your damages, and always be willing to negotiate.

Consult With a Personal Injury Lawyer

There are statutes of limitations for pursuing a property damage claim, so don’t wait too long to pursue your claim. Consult with a personal injury attorney who is in your area, so you can make sure you get your claim on the right track in a timely manner.

Because personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, you will not have costs out-of-pocket. The lawyer will not be paid until you win your case. Get your Free Case Evaluation today before time runs out!

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