California Tow Truck Accident Lawyers

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Tow Truck accident attorneys in California

Tow trucks often provide invaluable assistance to some people in desperate situations, but they can also add to congestions around crash scenes when they are attempting to possibly tow away one of the vehicles involved. In September 2006, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Assembly Bill No. 2210 (AB 2210), which prohibited “bandit towing” or “predatory towing” of vehicles on private property when the vehicle owner protests the towing.

Tow trucks are subject to a number of other regulations, including California Vehicle Code § 22406, which limits truck tractors towing other vehicles to speeds of no more than 55 miles per hour (mph). When a tow truck breaks any traffic law, it is far more likely to be involved in a motor vehicle accident.

Did you suffer serious injuries or was your loved one killed in a tow truck accident in California? Do not think that you must figure out all of the complicated legal messes by yourself.

The May Firm can come visit you in your hospital room or home when you are not able to come to our office. You can have our attorneys provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case when you call (844) 629-3476 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

Moving Companies in California

Many different towing companies have trucks roaming streets all over California. Some of the major towing companies in the state include:

  • 10-4 Tow
  • A&A Towing
  • A & O Roadside Towing
  • A&S Towing
  • A-1 Roadside Service Towing
  • A1 Towing
  • A 2 Z Towing
  • Abel Towing
  • Adams Towing
  • Advanced Auto Repair And Towing
  • Advanced Towing
  • Affordable Towing
  • Airport Mobil
  • Ajs Towing
  • Ak Towing,Inc.
  • Alberto Towing
  • All About Towing
  • All American Towing Inland Empire
  • All Around Town Towing
  • All Star Towing
  • American Tow Group
  • Arana Towing
  • Auto Ambulance Towing
  • Auto Towing
  • B.B Auto & Tow
  • B&P Towing Inc.
  • Bambauer Towing Service
  • Boardwalk Towing
  • Bob’s Towing Services
  • Bright Start Towing
  • Bruce Towing
  • C&S Towing
  • California Towing
  • Carr Towing
  • Cbm Towing
  • Chambless & Son
  • Charlie’s 24 Hr Heavy Towing
  • Chuck’s Towing, Inc.
  • Citizens Towing And Impound
  • City Towing Inc.
  • City Wide Towing
  • Country City Towing, Inc.
  • Custom Towing
  • E & C Towing
  • Eastway Towing
  • Easy Towing
  • Elk Grove Tow By Chima
  • Ellison’s Towing, Inc.
  • Emergency Towing
  • Extreme Towing
  • First Call Auto Service And Towing
  • Five Star Roadside Service
  • Foresthill Towing Inc
  • G.A. Los Angeles Towing
  • Goldenway Towing
  • Green Towing San Diego
  • Hollywood Lock & Key
  • Huntington Harbor Towing
  • J&J Towing
  • Johnboys Towing Inc.
  • Jon’s Towing
  • Jr Towing
  • J Towing Services
  • Kern Towing Service
  • L & T Towing
  • Liberty Towing
  • Lou’s Roadside Company
  • M&M Auto Body & Towing
  • Mitch’s Auto Repair & Tow
  • Monges Towing
  • Norcal Towing And Transport Inc.
  • Northstar Towing & Transport
  • Novoa Towing
  • Ortiz Automotive & Towing
  • P & P Towing
  • Palmway Towing
  • Prestige Towing
  • Priority One Towing & Recovery Inc.
  • R&R Towing
  • Rapid Road Service
  • Roadrunner Roadside Service
  • Saar Shani Towing
  • Sacremento Towing By Chima’s Tow
  • Silverline Towing
  • Slo Tow
  • Spark Towing
  • Supersonic Towing
  • Super Towing
  • The Towing Service
  • Tito’s Towing And Transport
  • Toro Road Runners
  • Toro Towing Inc.
  • Towing Fighters
  • Towing Sacramento
  • Urban Towing And Services

You could also be involved in an accident with a tow truck owned by a smaller company or independent contractor.

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Causes of Tow Truck Accidents

Tow truck crashes are often the result of driver negligence. Some drivers may have been speeding. Other drivers could have made illegal turns. A number of common traffic violations can be the cause of an accident.

It could also be possible that a driver was distracted. When a tow truck driver was talking or text messaging on a cell phone, their phone records could be the subject of a subpoena and used as evidence of negligence.

Tow truck drivers also work very late hours, so driver fatigue can easily be the cause of a crash. Some accidents involve drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or illegal or prescription drugs.

Other possible causes not necessarily attributable to driver error include, but are not limited to:

  • Inclement weather
  • Mechanical defects
  • Unsecured loads
  • Failure to maintain vehicle
  • Overloaded trailers
  • Brake failure

The tow truck driver is not necessarily the defendant in your personal injury case. It will instead be the company that owned the vehicle that will be liable, but certain cases could involve additional defendants when there are other negligent parties.

Types of Tow Truck Accident Injuries

Tow truck collisions frequently involve significant force and trauma to everybody involved. The results are frequently devastating.

Injuries people could sustain in tow truck accidents cases include, but are not limited to:

  • Paralysis
  • Fractures
  • Neck injuries
  • Sprains
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Internal organ injuries
  • Muscle strains
  • Lacerations

People who have suffered any one of these kinds of injuries can be very confused about what to do after an accident, and a good general rule to remember is not to say anything about your crash to anybody until you have a lawyer. Be especially careful not to post anything about the accident on a social media website.

You will probably be contacted by an insurance company for the tow truck. You could be offered the opportunity to provide a recorded statement in which you supposedly summarize what happened, but you should decline this invitation until you have an attorney.

Contact a Tow Truck Accident Attorney in California

If you sustained catastrophic injuries or your loved one was killed in a tow truck accident in California, know that you could be entitled to compensation for all of your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Let the May Firm show you how we always put the interests of our clients first.

Best of all, our legal representation comes at no cost to you unless you recover a financial award. Call (844) 629-3476 or contact us online to receive

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