As experienced Arizona tow truck accident attorneys, we know that tow trucks and their drivers often become secondary victims in car crashes during the clean up process, which can cause a great deal of damage and injury. Reports from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) indicate that tow trucks are involved in nearly 40 car crashes every year throughout the entire state.
These collisions account for less than one percent of the total number of Arizona car crashes that happen each year. Approximately 14.3 percent of these collisions are reported as injury accidents and the remainder results in severe property damage. Reports indicate that luckily, few, if any, tow truck accidents result in fatalities every year.
How to Avoid an Arizona Tow Truck Accident
All motorists can avoid being involved in an Arizona tow truck accident by following a few simple tips for safety.
- Leave a minimum of 10 to15 feet between your vehicle and a stopped tow truck so the driver does not have to negotiate small spaces.
- If you are driving past a tow truck during loading, move into another lane or slow down.
- If your vehicle is the one being towed, you should stand a minimum of 10 to 15 feet away from the tow truck to avoid being injured.
Why Reach Out to an Arizona Tow Truck Accident Attorney?
If you are injured in an Arizona tow truck accident, you should seek immediate medical attention and then call a skilled personal injury attorney. The attorneys at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. help people who have been injured get monetary assistance with their medical bills and other expenses related to injuries, time off from work without pay, and other crash-related damages. We work with both the injury victim and the negligent party’s insurance to come to a fair settlement that will help both parties put the crash behind them and move on with their lives. If you were hurt in an accident with a tow truck and need help getting compensation, contact the Husband and Wife law Team today.