How to Protect Your Legal Rights After a Tow Truck Injury

If you hadn’t been harmed in the tow truck crash, you wouldn’t have lost out on income during your recovery period or racked up any medical bills. When truck crashes are caused by negligence, the at-fault party becomes liable for your damages, and you have the legal right to pursue compensation.

Financial recovery may come from an insurance payment or a court judgement at the end of a personal injury lawsuit. In either case, your best course of action is to contact an attorney as soon as possible after receiving medical treatment. An experienced truck accident attorney can perform a thorough investigation of the tow truck wreck and find out who is specifically the best potential source of compensation, such as:

  • Another driver on the road who first collided with the tow truck
  • Faulty parts manufacturer
  • Truck driver
  • Towing company

An attorney can further use medical records, police reports, eyewitness statements, and other evidence to argue for the full value of your damages. Depending on the circumstances, compensation for your injury in a truck crash may include:

  • Any medical bills associated with the tow truck injury
  • Estimated future medical costs for further surgeries or physical rehabilitation
  • Funeral costs in wrongful death cases
  • Income you lost while recovering and were unable to work
  • Lost future earning capacity if the injury resulted in permanent disability
  • Potential non-economic damages covering pain and suffering
  • Out-of-pocket costs while seeking treatment


Kevin W. Mottley
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Richmond, VA trial lawyer dedicated to handling brain injuries, car accidents and other serious injury claims