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Tow Truck Accident

Top Rated And Elite Tow Truck Accident Attorneys In Buffalo, New York

Jed Dietrich, Esq. is a Best Lawyer of America and a New York Super Lawyer Who Fights For People Who Are Injured In Tow Truck Accidents in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York and Throughout New York State.


Tow Truck Accident

Tow trucks are designed for the purpose of hauling other vehicles. They are massive in size and weigh thousands of pounds. They also have winches, cables and other equipment on-board for pulling vehicles. Therefore, a tow truck can weigh twice as much as another, similarly-sized vehicle.

The rules of physics dictate that the heavier an object-in-motion is, the more damage it is capable of causing in the event of a collision. This is why accidents involving tow trucks are often devastating in terms of the resulting damages. The risk of fatalities is very high in tow truck accidents, and those who do survive are likely to sustain serious bodily injuries. Serious bodily injuries caused by an accident can leave a person to face expensive medical bills, require extensive treatment and rehabilitation, and render them unable to work for a significant amount of time.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is recognized as a Best Law Firm of America because of the winning results that we obtain for our clients and the high level of service that we provide to our clients. Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has obtained over $150,000,000.00 in settlements and verdicts for his injured clients.

Every day the top rated lawyers and paralegals at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. strive to exceed our clients’ expectations and to provide the highest level of personal injury service to the people of Western New York.

Our Buffalo, New York tow truck accident lawyers know how much your life can change after an accident with a tow truck and the financial burdens that may result. After a tow truck accident, you want the best personal injury lawyer in Buffalo, New York to fight for the compensation you deserve. Jed Dietrich, Esq. is a Best Lawyer of America and a New York Super Lawyer and has over 20 years of experience helping people who are seriously injured as a result of an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. Contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today at 716-839-3939 so that we can fight for the compensation that you deserve. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, and there is never a fee unless we WIN for you!

The Different Types Of Tow Truck Accidents

Tow trucks can be involved in a variety of different accidents including:

  1. Head-On Collisions;
  2. Sideswipe Collisions;
  3. Rear-End Collisions;
  4. T-bone Collisions;
  5. Blind Spot Collisions; and
  6. Underride Collisions.

If you, or someone you love, were injured because of the negligence of a tow truck driver, contact our team of highly experienced, aggressive, tenacious and hardworking Buffalo, New York tow truck accident attorneys TODAY! After a tow truck accident, there are strict time constraints applicable to bringing a claim for personal injuries. You must act fast to ensure that your legal rights are preserved. Contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. at 716-839-3939 so that we can preserve your rights and attempt to get you the maximum compensation possible for your injuries.

WERE YOU INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT CAUSED BY A TOW TRUCK DRIVER IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

Common Causes Of Tow Truck Accidents

Tow truck accidents can happen for a number of reasons including:

  1. Speeding;
  2. Not maintaining a safe distance from other vehicles;
  3. Not reducing the tow truck’s speed while making sharp turns;
  4. Loss of tire traction caused by wet and slippery road surfaces;
  5. Mechanical failure caused by poor maintenance of the tow truck; and
  6. Inclement weather conditions.

Apart from these common causes, the risk of a crash or collision can increase or decrease depending on the physical condition and experience of the person driving the tow truck. If the tow truck driver is overworked, sleep deprived or fatigued, an accident is more likely to occur. Lack of sleep and fatigue can slow a driver’s reaction time and affect their ability to pay attention to other vehicles on the road.

Similarly, lack of driving experience is also a factor that can contribute to tow truck accidents. The average tow truck can weigh over 10,000 pounds and can be difficult to maneuver in heavy traffic. An inexperienced driver might fail to keep a safe distance from other vehicles, fail to exercise caution while changing lanes or fail to reduce the speed of the truck while making a sharp turn, all of which can result in a collision with other vehicles.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of top rated and highly experienced tow truck crash lawyers in Buffalo, New York are prepared to help you every step of the way after a tow truck accident in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York and throughout New York State. We will battle the insurance companies to get you the compensation that you deserve for your injuries, medical bills, lost time from work and pain and suffering. Call us today at 716-839-3939 to schedule your free consultation.

Determining Liability In Tow Truck Accidents

Depending on the circumstances leading to a tow truck accident, the driver of the tow truck or the towing company may be responsible for the damages you suffered.

The Tow Truck Driver

If you were injured in a tow truck accident, the tow truck driver may be found liable for your damages if you can prove that the accident resulted from the driver’s negligent actions.

Examples of tow truck driver negligence include:

The Tow Truck Driver
  1. Violating the rules of the road;
  2. Driving over the speed limit;
  3. Failing to ensure that the vehicle to be hauled is properly secured on the tow truck;
  4. Failing to maintain a safe distance from other motorists;
  5. Distracted driving; and
  6. Driving while drunk or under the influence of drugs.

A driver can be personally held responsible for an accident if they own the truck or work as an independent contractor. If they are employed by the towing company, the driver and the company can be held liable if the driver’s actions were within the scope of their employment.

After a tow truck accident, you want a highly experienced tow truck accident attorney in Buffalo, New York to investigate your accident and determine all of the liable parties to ensure that you are appropriately compensated for your injuries. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his top rated and elite team of lawyers and paralegals will work to identify every liable party and fight to obtain you the best result possible after an accident with a tow truck. Contact us today at 716-839-3939.

The Towing Company

If the accident happened as a result of a mechanical failure, the towing company can be held liable for not maintaining the vehicle properly.

If a company owns a fleet of trucks, it has a responsibility to inspect each and every vehicle and to do repair and maintenance work as and when needed. If the company failed its duty to do so, and if the breach of that duty led to an accident, the tow truck company can be held liable for your injuries by the team of lawyers and paralegals at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.

Similarly, if a company hires a person who is clearly unfit to drive a tow truck, it can be held liable for the accident. A person can be considered unfit to drive a tow truck, or other large vehicle, if the driver has:

  1. A documented history of driving under the influence of alcohol;
  2. A history of road rage;
  3. A history of drug abuse or violence; or
  4. A physical disability or health condition that affects their ability to drive safely (poor eyesight, epilepsy, etc.).

If you were injured in a tow truck accident, Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his top rated team will conduct a thorough investigation of the tow truck driver and the tow truck company to identify all of the parties who may be liable for your injuries. This includes an in-depth review the tow truck driver’s employment and driving records and the towing company’s vehicle maintenance procedures.

WERE YOU INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT CAUSED BY A TOW TRUCK DRIVER IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

No Immunity For Tow Trucks

Despite the fact that they are considered “emergency vehicles,” tow trucks do not enjoy the governmental immunity that ambulances, fire trucks and police cars do. A vast majority of these trucks are privately owned and operated. Tow trucks are subject to the same laws and regulations that govern other privately-owned vehicles.

After an accident caused by a tow truck, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of highly experienced, aggressive, tenacious and hardworking Buffalo, New York tow truck accident lawyers will fight for the compensation that you deserve for your injuries. Contact us today at 716-839-3939 to find out more about how we can help you.


Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (716) 839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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