Tow Truck Accidents

Hurt in a Wrecker Accident? Speak With Our Tow Truck Accident Lawyer

Tow truck transporting white carA tow truck, also known as a wrecker truck, is a truck that transports other vehicles that have either broken down or are no longer able to drive. For example, if you get a flat tire while driving, you may call a tow truck to transport your car to a nearby service shop. Tow trucks also move new vehicles to dealerships, transport heavy equipment and move vehicles that have parked illegally or have been abandoned.

Getting into an accident with a tow truck, especially one that is hauling one or more vehicles, can cause catastrophic injuries or death. If you have been in a tow truck accident in Houston or the surrounding area, schedule a free, confidential consultation to discuss your situation. Attorney Daniel D. Horowitz, III can answer your legal questions and can help you understand your potential legal options.

How We Help Victims of Tow Truck Accidents

After a tow truck accident, there are immediate steps you should take to protect your potential accident claim. One of these steps is to preserve evidence from the scene to build a strong case. This requires a truck accident investigation.

Once the involved vehicles are towed from the accident scene, and witnesses leave, evidence disappears quickly. Our tow truck accident lawyer helps clients:

  • Recover and preserve important evidence from the crash scene
  • Hire reconstruction experts to determine the cause of the crash
  • Recruit expert witnesses to build a strong case

We provide a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation to Texas truck accident victims. During this consultation, we will:

  • Listen to your unique situation
  • Answer any legal questions and address any concerns you may have
  • Ask questions to better determine whether you have a viable truck accident claim
  • Explain whether we may be able to help you and your potential legal options

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Who Is At-fault in a Wrecker Accident in Texas?

Determining truck accident fault is generally more complicated than car accidents. One of the reasons for this is because typically more than one person is responsible for the tow truck.

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TLDR) has laws that regulate tow truck licensing and permits. When a tow truck driver and/or a trucking company act negligently, they may be held liable for crashes.

Tow truck companies must vet and hire drivers with valid licenses. Companies are also responsible for ensuring the trucks are maintained and the drivers are properly trained. Drivers are responsible for following traffic laws and ensuring tow loads are properly secured.

In a wrecker accident, parties that could share fault for the accident include, but are not limited to:

  • Tow truck driver
  • Tow truck company
  • Tow truck owner
  • Truck maintenance company

The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III PC may be able to help you determine the at-fault parties after a tow truck crash. We handle personal injury and wrongful death claims for victims who have been seriously injured or killed in crashes with tow trucks and other commercial vehicles.

Contact a Texas Auto Wrecker Lawyer After a Tow Truck Accident

Attorney Daniel D. Horowitz, III understands that tow truck accidents can cause serious or fatal injuries. You should be able to focus on recovery, but it is common for medical expenses, rehabilitative treatment and property damage costs to add up and cause financial stress. We have the experience and dedication to help you with your case.

We help our clients recover the financial compensation they need and deserve after truck accidents. Call us today at (832) 734-9967 and schedule a free consultation to discuss your situation and legal options.