Greenville Tow Truck Accident Lawyers

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Were you hurt in a collision with a tow truck in Greenville or a surrounding area in South Carolina? Do you believe that the accident was caused by negligence on the part of the truck driver, trucking company, or another party? If so, be sure to contact an experienced truck accident attorney from Hammack Law Firm to represent you.

Tow trucks are frequently seen on roads and highways across Greenville. Also known as wreckers or recovery vehicles, they move disabled, impounded, and improperly parked vehicles from one spot to another. While tow trucks are most often found at the scene of motor vehicle accidents (in a helpful capacity), they too can be involved in serious injury collisions.

If you or someone you love has been hurt in a crash with a tow truck, you need a qualified tow truck accident attorney on your side. Fortunately, the attorneys at Hammack Law Firm have more than 20 years of experience helping injured individuals get justice. Our extensive experience handling truck accident claims both on the plaintiff and defense side gives us the unique and valuable experience and skills that you’ll want behind you as you seek compensation for your injuries.

Our consultations are always 100% free and confidential, so call us at (864) 326-3333 to schedule a time to speak with one of our knowledgeable attorneys today.

Do I Need a Lawyer for My Tow Truck Accident Claim?

Seeking compensation after a tow truck accident that results in major property damage and severe injuries can be more complicated than a regular car accident claim. Because trucking accidents often involve multiple parties (not just the driver), it can be challenging to identify all of the entities who might be at least partly liable for the harm you’ve suffered.

Some of the potentially liable parties involved in a tow truck accident could include:

  • The driver
  • The company that employs them
  • Third party maintenance companies
  • Parts manufacturers (if a defective part or vehicle design caused the accident)

Because all of these entities and their insurers will be looking to protect themselves from liability, you’ll want to have an experienced truck accident attorney handling your claim. Your lawyer will perform a thorough investigation into the crash and will identify any and all parties who might share liability. They will then build a persuasive case to hold those who were negligent accountable for your injuries and any other losses you’ve incurred.

You don’t want to take on these entities alone. They will do everything in their power to deny responsibility and shift blame onto others, and may even try to claim that you were at fault for the crash. With a dedicated truck accident lawyer on your side, you can fight back and make sure that you get the full compensation you’re owed.

Why Choose Hammack Law Firm?

If you’re dealing with severe injuries, costly medical bills, lost wages, and other losses after a tow truck accident, you’ll want to have the best-possible legal representation behind you. Don’t settle for just any attorney to handle your case. Instead, be sure to select a lawyer who has specific experience handling truck accident cases…and winning them.

Attorney Paul Hammack has spent two decades handling truck accident cases, on both the defense and plaintiff’s side. His comprehensive knowledge of how these claims are handled often gives him and his clients an immediate advantage over the other side.

Our experience includes:

  • 15 years of experience handling trucking insurance defense
  • Member of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
  • Member of the AAJ Truck Accident Litigation Group
  • Extensive work with the South Carolina Trucking Association

If you want to recover the full and fair compensation you’re owed, don’t trust your case to an inexperienced or apathetic attorney. Turn to a team that has the right knowledge, resources, and skill to get you the justice that you’re owed.

Types of Tow Trucks

Not all tow trucks are the same. Some have different features that enable them to tow different types and sizes of vehicles. Some of the most common types of tow trucks include:

    • Flatbed tow trucks: These trucks will usually look like traditional flatbed trucks, but will have a hydraulic bed that inclines to allow vehicles to slide onto the bed
    • Hook-and-chain tow trucks: Chains will hook around the axle or the vehicle frame and will lift the front of the vehicle in the air, while leaving the rear axle on the ground during transport
    • Wheel-lift tow trucks: A metal yoke will fit under the rear or front wheels and will use a hydraulic lift to hoist that section of the vehicle in the air for transport
    • Boom tow trucks: As their name suggests, these vehicles will be equipped with a boom lift to recover vehicles from tough situations (like cars that are stuck in ditches), or when the tow operator doesn’t have access to the immobilized vehicle

If you’ve been involved in a collision with a tow truck, make sure to protect yourself and your injury case by taking pictures of the type of truck that hit you, the surrounding scene, damage to your vehicle, and any injuries you suffer in the crash. These pictures will prove to be vital evidence later on.

Common Causes of Tow Truck Accidents

An accident involving a tow truck can happen for countless reasons. At Hammack Law Firm, we’ve seen it all. In general, there are a few particularly common causes of crashes involving tow trucks, including:

      • Driver Error – If a tow truck driver is reckless, careless, distracted, or otherwise negligent, they could easily cause a severe injury accident.
      • Improper Truck Maintenance – Routine, comprehensive maintenance is vital to the safety of the tow truck driver and others on the road. Old or worn tires, faulty brakes, and other maintenance issues could spell disaster if they are not identified and immediately addressed.
      • Towed Vehicle Coming Loose – If a vehicle that is being transported comes loose from its chains, the yoke, or falls off the flatbed, it immediately becomes a dangerous object on the road. The vehicle could fall on top of, slide into, or obstruct the roadway, causing a severe or potentially fatal injury accident.
      • Intoxicated driving – A truck driver who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a danger not only to themselves but to everyone else on the road.
      • Drowsy driving – Drowsy driving is negligent driving. Truckers need to be alert and aware of their surroundings at all times, and if they aren’t, severe injury accidents could occur.

This list of common causes of tow truck accidents is far from comprehensive. If any entity, whether it is the driver, the tow company, or any other party is negligent and a crash occurs, the victims could seek full and fair compensation for the harm they’ve suffered and financial losses they incur.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our tow truck accident attorneys know that you have questions, and we are confident that we have the answers you need. Call us at (864) 326-3333 to discuss the specifics of your case, and read a few of our frequently asked questions below:

What type of compensation might the negligent party owe me?

Depending on the severity of your injuries and other factors associated with the crash, you could be eligible to recover damages including:

      • Medical bills and other treatment expenses
      • Lost wages from time off of work
      • Loss of future earnings if disabled
      • Home modifications and other life adjustments
      • Repair or replacement of your vehicle
      • Replacement of other damaged personal property
      • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish

Only a qualified truck accident attorney can tell you what types of damages you’re owed, so be sure to reach out to schedule a consultation as soon as possible.

When is the right time to hire a lawyer?

In general, it is a good idea to hire a lawyer as soon as possible after you’ve been hurt in a crash with a tow truck. Remember that although the statute of limitations in South Carolina is three years (according to S.C. Code § 15-3-530(5) (2016), you do not want to wait that long to commence legal action.

Investigating the crash, securing evidence, building a case, and negotiating for a fair settlement can all take some time. You don’t want to wait until that time has passed to file your lawsuit if necessary. If you fail to resolve the matter or file your lawsuit before the statute of limitations runs out, the courts will refuse to hear your case.

How much will it cost me to hire Hammack Law Firm?

You should never be afraid to hire an experienced truck accident injury lawyer to represent you. That’s why we at Hammack Law Firm represent clients on a contingency-fee basis. This means that you won’t pay us anything up front to represent you. That’s right. You won’t owe us anything for the consultation or our efforts on your behalf until we’ve secured compensation for you.

We firmly believe that we shouldn’t get paid until YOU get paid.

Contact a Greenville Tow Truck Lawyer Now

You’ve been hurt in a crash with a tow truck, and now you’re dealing with the fallout of this unexpected and devastating event. Don’t wait another day to get the experienced legal help that you need and deserve.

Our tow truck accident attorneys are standing by, ready to help you get the justice and full compensation that you are owed. Call us at (864) 326-3333 or reach out to us online to schedule your FREE, no-obligation consultation today and find out why we’re the preferred law firm for truck accident cases in Greenville and across South Carolina.

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Testimonials

I am so thankful for Paul and his team! My wife was hit by a car over a year ago while standing watching our kids at a field day. Paul and I discussed the situation and it was clear because of the significant liability on the part of the person driving the car that we needed to pursue an insurance settlement. We made one phone call to the hospital and insurance company and knew we were in over our heads. After that I knew that HLFs expertise was necessary to navigate these waters. They did a terrific job and exactly 7 months after the incident, all was settled. We are extremely satisfied and thankful for their work.
Did I mention Lynn? AMAZING. So refreshing to watch pros navigate what could be a stressful and drawn-out process with elegance and efficiency.
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Excellent legal service. Got me a very fair settlement from a vehicle accident, kept me fully informed during the process. Well Done!
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(Translated by Google) Excellent service in my car accident case. A law firm really reliable and professional staff atendiéndome in my language.(Original) Excelente servicio en mi caso de accidente de auto. Una firma de abogados realmente confiable y con personal profesional atendiéndome en mi idioma.
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Well…I guess in my eyes a Testimony is more valuable than a Review! My wife has been involved with her case with the help of Hammack Law Firm. I was not involved nowhere near as much as my wife but yet I witnessed the struggle. Paul doesn’t make promises and guarantees that he can’t keep but the one promise and the one guarantee is that he will do everything he can to help you and be there for you! The measures of this man is immeasurable because he’s a man of Faith. My wife and I witnessed that first hand. Paul’s staff shows what his expectations are to be which makes them great at what they do! Now some of you may not post such praises and positive vibes but one can only speak from one’s experience and ours was Highly Favored! Stay Focused Paul you and your staff are continued to be destined for Greatness!

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I went to 3 other law firms first and they all told me my case was not worth pursuing. I had a serious incident and went through a lot so I decided to try 1 more. They took my case and Paul got me a lot more than I expected! Everyone there is so helpful & friendly. Traci was also amazing! Thank you soooo much for everything.
Bob
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Absolutely a great group of people to work with. I don’t think I could have chosen a better firm to handle my case. Everyone is friendly and informative. If I ever have anymore legal issues I will be going back!
Courtney Brown
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I have been very pleased with the Hammack Law Firm. This firm has been helpful in all ways of settling a dispute. If one ever needs an attorney, Hammack Law Firm is the best ! Everyone that works here is most helpful, courteous and very professional!
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My experience with this law firm was wonderful I recommend anyone who is in need of a lawyer to contact this law firm!
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I have had nothing but great experiences with this company. Mr Hammack,Tracy,and Shelly are very great to work with. They are on top of your case. I have never had to deal with this type of situation so they explained the whole process. Thanks you guys!!!!!
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I was bery pleased with paul hammack and his staff.
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We are very pleased with hammack law firm.

Alycia Jones
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Wonderful team, they know how to care care of clients!
Dan Hammack
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Paul and the entire Hammock Law Firm operate with integrity and excellence. The firm provides a client-centered approach to the case at hand, delivering the best achievable results. Highly recommended!
Dr. Cameron Guida
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Hammack Law Firm is absolutely one of the finest, profressional group of people I have ever met. They are compassionate about what they do. Paul is very personable and reaches out to each and everyone of his clients to keep them informed on their case! I give them a five star rating!!
Lauren Marvin
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Paul is a fantastic attorney. He is very easy to talk to, and provides excellent legal service. Highly recommended.
Dan Crotchett
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They were very friendly and nice. They answered all My questions very well. They welcomed my whole family. Did everything that I expected and more.
Kimberly Higgins
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Def! 5 stars recommended to friends and family… They have bilingual staff and 100%/dedicated to your case!!! Staff is amazing!!!
Brenda Monroy
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They were super nice and knew how to help me and were really friendly and helpped my family when we needed it.
Brittany Higgins
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Great group. Very professional atmosphere!
Hardy Auston
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Great experience!
Ben Dixon
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Hammack law firm was so easy to work with.
Denise Tessneer
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Attorney Hammack and his team of professionals are absolutely wonderful. They were informative every step of the way by explaining the personal injury process. They worked tirelessly to ensure that I would be granted the largest settlement possible and I did! They are a great law firm that I will recommend to anyone looking to be treated with dignity and respect. Thanks so much to all of you for the legal service provided to me!
LaConda Moore
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When I had my car accident, my life suddenly and radically changed. Instead of running my company and traveling all over the country to see clients, I found myself in bed for weeks, unable to move, facing multiple surgeries and procedures, and fully at the mercy of family and caretakers. Paul took our case and helped us through the emotional and financial strain of the situation. He helped us get the full insurance settlement quickly and efficiently, which helped get our life back on track.
Beckie R
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My husband and I were represented by Hammack Law Firm in an insurance dispute. Paul helped us get the most out of our case and avoid litigation.
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