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Tow Truck Accidents

Austin Tow Truck Accident Attorneys

What to Do If You Are in an Accident with a Tow Truck

Tow truck drivers, like all motorists, have a duty to drive safely. They often transport passengers who are having their cars and other vehicles towed, meaning they also have a duty to keep these passengers safe. Depending on the exact location where a tow truck driver operates, he or she may be subject to federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations. Unfortunately, these regulations are not always followed—often with catastrophic results.

If you were injured in a collision with a tow truck, either as the occupant of another vehicle or a passenger in the tow truck, we can help. At Briggle & Polan, PLLC, our Austin tow truck accident attorneys have extensive experience with complex truck accident claims; we understand what it takes to prove liability and we are prepared to aggressively advocate for you and your recovery.

Call us today at (512) 400-3278 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. Se habla español.

Recovering Compensation after a Tow Truck Accident

Tow truck accidents can result in bodily injury, death, and property damage, depending on the circumstances involved. Victims of tow truck accidents are typically entitled to recover compensation for their losses when the incident was the result of negligence or wrongful actions. However, determining who is liable for those damages can be complicated.

Tow truck drivers are employed by various private entities. In some cases, these companies may be in contract with a municipal or governmental agency. Even if a tow truck driver acts negligently and this leads to the accident, the company that owns, leases, or contracts the truck may be liable. At Briggle & Polan, PLLC, we often work with accident reconstruction experts and other specialists to determine exactly how the accident occurred and who, therefore, is liable.

When determining who is liable for a tow truck accident, we may look at various factors, including but not limited to:

  • Was the driver of the tow truck distracted, fatigued, or intoxicated at the time of the accident?
  • Did a tow truck defect cause the driver to lose control over the vehicle?
  • Did the tow truck driver properly secure the vehicle that was being carried?
  • Did the mechanisms meant to hold the vehicle being towed in place fail?
  • Was there enough time for the tow truck driver to react/prevent the collision?
  • Did a flaw in the roadway’s design or construction lead to the incident?

We leave no stone unturned in our efforts to secure the full, fair compensation you are owed. If you suffered severe bodily injury or property damage to your vehicle as a result of a tow truck accident, our Austin tow truck accident lawyers can help you work to recover a just settlement for your losses. We also assist family members and loved ones of those wrongfully killed in tow truck collisions. While no amount of compensation can undo the suffering you have been through, a financial recovery can help you navigate unexpected financial burdens and, in rare cases, punish the liable party for negligence.

Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation

While we always strive to avoid the time and expense of trial, it is not always possible to secure a fair settlement that meets all of our clients’ needs. When this is the case, you want to have an attorney who is comfortable in the courtroom. At Briggle & Polan, PLLC, we are true trial lawyers; in fact, many attorneys turn to us with complex litigation because we are known for our ability to aggressively represent our clients in trial. If the liable party is unwilling to negotiate with our attorneys, we are not afraid to pursue justice and the fair recovery you deserve by taking your case to trial.

Injured in a tow truck accident in Austin or the nearby areas? Call us today at (512) 400-3278 for a free and confidential case evaluation about your claim. We are available 24/7!

Hear From Our Clients

  • I very much appreciate all their hard work and will be happy to refer to them should the need come up for friends.

    “This is the one company that would take on my case after being rejected by two other law firms. After pursuing the insurance company, they were able to get the full amount.”

    - Sandi
  • I couldn’t be happier with the services they provided.

    “They were very patient and thorough when explaining the process of settling my car accident claim, and worked with all the medical providers and insurance companies involved to ensure I got the care that I deserved.”

    - Emily
  • I felt really taken care of, have and will continue to refer to my friends.

    “I was privileged to have Hayden Briggle and Parker Polan as representation. They took the time to get to know me and cared about more than just my dollars.”

    - Patrick
  • They got me the help I? needed within a few days of hiring them.

    “My settlement was awesome and I got everything I needed to get back on my feet”

    - Karina
  • Briggle and Polan were phenomenal.

    “They took care of it all and let me worry about recovering and getting back on my feet. Grateful for their hard work!”

    - Tiffany

We've Recovered Millions

  • $1.8 Million Delivery Truck Accident

    Our client was t-boned by a large package delivery truck that was traveling in excess of 70 mph. He sustained a severe neck injury that required spinal surgery. *Net to client was $759,182.96.

  • $1.5 Million Work Accident Caused Brain Injury

    Our client was thrown off the back of a work truck, which fractured his skull and caused him to suffer a traumatic brain injury. *Net proceeds to the client were $900,052.11.

  • $1.3 Million Hit By Drunk Driver

    Our client was run over by a drunk driver operating a company truck late at night which required multiple surgeries and months of rehabilitation. *Net proceeds to our client were $571,000.00.

  • $1.3 Million Hit and Run Truck Accident

    Our client was rear-ended by a large package delivery truck on I-35, which fled the scene. *Net to client was $461,708.19.

  • $1 Million Rear-End Collision Resolved

    Our client was rear-ended by an insurance adjuster in a commercial vehicle causing severe back and neck injuries. *Net to the client was $346,766.03.

  • $1 Million Drunk Driver T-Bone Collision

    Our client was the passenger in a vehicle that was t-boned by a drunk driver, which resulted in her suffering multiple, life-threatening injuries. *Net to client was $395,912.60.

  • $450 Thousand DWI Wreck Resolved

    Our client was rear-ended by a drunk driver, which injured his back and neck. *Net proceeds to the client were $229,040.12.

  • $450 Thousand 18 Wheeler Rollover Resolved

    Our client was an employee working for a company in Montana when he was injured in a rollover collision with an 18-wheeler. *Net to the client was $214,573.81.

  • $400 Thousand Company Truck Wreck

    Our client was traveling down a residential street when a company truck backed out of a driveway into the side of her vehicle. *Net to client was $110,000.

  • $400 Thousand Defective Tire Case With Co-Counsel

    A man driving a cement truck was injured when his tire blew out and the cement truck rolled over. *Net to the client was $123,916.22.

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