Why Do Tow Truck Accidents Happen?
Tow trucks provide an important service. If your vehicle breaks down at an inopportune moment, effective and reliable towing services can bring a great sense of relief. Unfortunately, tow trucks also pose an underappreciated public safety risk. According to a study published by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the injury and fatality rates in the motor vehicle towing industry are disturbingly high. Both employees and members of the public are at risk. Some of the most common reasons why tow truck accidents occur are as follows:
- Speeding or other traffic safety violations;
- Distracted or inattentive driving;
- Overly fatigued tow truck drivers;
- Improperly secured vehicles;
- Untrained or undertrained drivers;
- Drunk driving or drugged driving; and
- Poor tow truck maintenance.
An Overview Tow Truck Accident Liability In Georgia
Georgia is a fault-based motor vehicle accident jurisdiction. In order to hold a tow truck company liable for an accident, a plaintiff must prove that the company’s improper actions or inactions contributed to the crash. Tow truck driver negligence and tow truck company negligence can come in a wide range of forms—from careless driving to reckless practices by the business. The safety breakdown must be identified and documented so that the responsible parties can be held liable.
Every tow truck accident requires a careful, thorough investigation to determine exactly why the crash occurred. You can be sure that the tow truck company and its commercial insurance provider will waste no time or expense in building a legal defense following a serious crash. Our Atlanta, GA tow truck lawyers are always ready to hit the ground running. Call us as soon as possible after a collision.
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