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Damaged Suspension From a Tow Truck

Having your car or truck towed can be a stressful situation. After all, you take care of your vehicle and it is experiencing either a mechanical problem or it has been involved in an accident, so you need a tow truck to get it where it needs to go.

Entrusting a tow truck with your vehicle can be a challenge, so you want to choose a reputable towing company that is known for providing quality service. But, even the best towing companies have problems and accidents, if your vehicle has damaged suspension from a tow truck, you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim to recover compensation for the property damage.

Gathering Supporting Evidence

You should carefully check your vehicle before a tow truck hooks up to it or loads it. This means check for all kinds of damage – physical to the interior and exterior, mechanical, and electronic. Take photos of the damage and carefully document any blemishes on your vehicle. It is also wise to have witnesses. Take photos of your vehicle, and if possible, get a video of your car being loaded.

When your vehicle reaches its destination, you should carefully inspect it for any problems. If the car isn’t running, it might be hard to recognize a damaged suspension from a tow truck right away, but you may have seen the car be dropped or hit something, which would give you an indication of a problem. Let the tow truck driver know about any damages or concerns.

Damaged Suspension From a Tow Truck

The Demand Letter to the Towing Company

To get your claim against the tow truck company on track, you will need to file a property damage claim. The first step in this process will be to send a demand letter. This letter lets them know that you believe they are liable for your damages. You may have already been in one accident, but if the towing company caused additional damage then you will file a separate second claim against them.

Include witness statements, photos, and estimates for repairing the suspension damage. You will need to provide supporting evidence that is convincing and that shows your losses. You will also need to show that the tow truck company is the one responsible for the damages that your car sustained. This letter is important as it will indicate how much you want to resolve the matter. Be prepared to negotiate from the amount that you indicate.

Consult With a Personal Injury Lawyer

There is a statute of limitations – or a time limit – for filing a personal injury claim after an accident. If you hesitate and let too much time passing, you cannot recover compensation for your losses.

If you have suspension damage from a tow truck, you may want to speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. With the legal assistance of a personal injury attorney that has taken accident cases before, your odds of a successful claim increase greatly.

Personal injury attorneys take these claims on a contingency basis, so your lawyer will not be paid until your claim has been won. You will not have to pay anything upfront, so get your Free Case Evaluation today.

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