If you have been in an accident, or if your vehicle has broken down alongside the road, you might need to have it towed. Unfortunately, sometimes damage can result from towing. In that case, you will want to hold the towing company liable for the damages that resulted from the incident.
You will, however, must prove without a doubt that the damage was caused by the towing company. To protect yourself, you should take photos of your vehicle before having it towed. Get clear close-up pictures that show any existing damage or damage that was caused in the accident. Take photos of the bumper before your vehicle is hooked up to the tow truck.
Proving The Tow Truck Damaged My Bumper
The towing company might deny responsibility for the damage to your vehicle’s bumper. In that case, you will have to prove that the damage was caused by the towing company. Sometimes the tow truck driver might admit to damaging your vehicle. At other times, you might need photos or video of your vehicle being hooked up to the tow truck to show that the tow truck damaged your car’s bumper.
Eyewitnesses who saw what happened or witnessed the damage taking place can be very beneficial to your claim. Without proper evidence, you are going to have difficulty getting your claim approved. Sometimes insurance companies have adjusters who will investigate claims and determine what damage was caused when, and that can help you get your claim on the right track and get your damages covered.
Filing a Claim With the Towing Company
You will have to send a demand letter to the towing company to recover compensation for your damages. You will need to summarize what happened, what damages resulted, and what you want the towing company to do to correct the problem. You will need to have an estimate for repairing the specific damages that resulted because of the towing company’s error. Of course, the towing company might not agree to accept responsibility for the damage. In that case, you might have to take additional action to get your damages covered by the towing company. Legal action might have to be filed, but you should consult with a personal injury lawyer.
Consult With a Personal Injury Attorney
If the tow truck damaged your bumper, and you are having difficulty getting your claim covered by the towing company, you should consult with a personal injury attorney. Personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, so you have nothing to lose. You will not have to pay out any money and your attorney will not be paid until you are compensated for your losses. To get your claim on track, complete the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page to have a lawyer review your case details and determine the best way to proceed with your claim. The statute of limitations for pursuing a claim varies from state to state, so make sure you get your claim on track today.