If you or a family member were injured in a tow truck accident, you might have the right to seek financial compensation for your injuries. With guidance and direction from a lawyer, you might be able to prove the tow truck driver, his employer, or his truck’s maker is liable for your injuries and the expenses that stem from your injuries.
Review the circumstances that led up to the accident and as many accident details as you can remember with your lawyer. We may use impartial witness testimony and the objective details of your crash report to prove the at-fault driver’s negligence. A Long Island tow truck accident lawyer might be able to help you prove the cause of your accident and establish your right to financial recovery.
Fighting for compensation, building a strong case, and negotiating a settlement can be complicated – especially if your injuries require substantial recovery times. Contact Morelli Law Firm by calling (212) 751-9800 today to explore your options for financial recovery with a member of our legal team.
Determine the Full Cost of Your Two Truck Accident Injuries
The weight and size of a tow truck can lead to extensive injuries in a collision. Keep track of your diagnosed injuries and the treatment plan your injuries will require. Commonly reported injuries following a collision may include:
- Whiplash – may require prolonged rest, immobilization, and pain control
- Concussion – may require pain control along with physical and cognitive rest
- Broken bones – may require wearing a cast, immobilization, and possible surgery
- Knee injuries – may require injections, therapy, and surgery
- Back and spine injuries – may require physical therapy and injections
Your treatment plan is an important part of your physical recovery. Stick to the plan, and keep all follow-up health care appointments until your doctor releases you from care. Our team might be able to help you receive compensation for the costs of diagnosing and treating your injuries.
You might also be able to request recovery of the income you miss when you cannot work due to your injuries. Keep track of those hours and provide us with proof of your lost income. Your medical records and income statements can help us assess the potential value of your compensation package.
Your Crash Report
When you file a car accident compensation claim against another driver, legal and insurance representatives on your side and the other driver’s side may rely heavily on paperwork, documents, photos, and other forms of evidence to prove where the fault for the accident belongs.
Your crash report is one source of information that can demonstrate how the tow truck accident happened and help determine fault. The crash report will capture important accident details, including:
- Contact information
- Vehicle identification information
- Points of vehicle impact
- Areas of vehicle damage
- Accident diagrams
- Accident descriptions
New York Vehicle & Traffic § 605 mandates filing a report within ten days of the collision if anyone is injured, fatally injured, or if significant property damage is readily apparent. Do not overlook the value of your crash report in supporting your claim for compensation.
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Gather These Additional Reports and Records That Show What Happened
Along with your official crash report, a variety of photos may also be of value in your pursuit of financial recovery. Your crash report will indicate with a checkbox whether or not photos were taken as part of the report.
In addition to those photos, also provide us with any photos of your injuries, your vehicle from a variety of angles, and the tow truck, if possible. Our goal in gathering evidence is to show what happened in the accident and position you for a favorable financial settlement. We may also request:
- Witness statements
- Medical records
- Medical bills
- Pay stubs
- Tax records
These items might help prove the cause of the accident, its full financial costs, and your potential right to be compensated. Your Long Island tow truck accident lawyer might be able to help you build a solid evidence file that supports your compensation claim. Get in touch with Morelli Law Firm by calling (212) 751-9800 today.
Contact Our Team to Help You File Your Lawsuit
If you or someone you love was injured in a tow truck accident on Long Island, the time you have to file a lawsuit for financial compensation is limited. According to New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214, you are generally allowed to file a personal injury lawsuit as long as you do so within three years of the date the accident occurred.
The more time we have to prepare and file your lawsuit, the better. A lawyer from our team will work hard to ensure your lawsuit is filed on time and to eliminate the possibility of an outright dismissal because of time. Not filing your lawsuit on time could mean you are at risk of inadvertently giving up your right to seek financial compensation for your injuries.
Find Out if You Are Eligible for Financial Recovery
After you or a loved one suffered injuries after colliding with a tow truck, you might be left with costly injuries and property damage. A Long Island tow truck accident lawyer might be able to help you prove the fault for the accident and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Reach out to Morelli Law Firm by calling us at (212) 751-9800 today. While you focus on your physical and emotional recovery, our team might be able to start building a solid case for your financial recovery.