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Towing Your Vehicle from an Accident

Accidents are the worst. It’s even more challenging when you can’t drive your vehicle  away from the accident scene. This means you’re going to need a tow truck to move your  vehicle off the road and off to a repair shop or your driveway. You would be surprised at  some of the mistakes car accident victims make when dealing with towing companies  after an accident. In this blog post, I am going to provide some of the do’s and don’ts  when you have must tow your vehicle from the scene of an accident.  

Do’s and Don’ts When Towing Your Car from an Accident  

If you must tow your vehicle away from an accident, make sure that you take pictures of  your vehicle throughout the entire process. Oftentimes, vehicles get damaged during the  towing process. When the tow truck company arrives, the tow truck driver is going to ask  you where you want to take your vehicle. I recommend that you have your vehicle towed  to your residence or to a repair shop you are familiar with or a repair shop that partners directly with your insurance provider. Towing companies like to charge storage fees for  vehicles that simply stay on their lot. If you take it to one of three locations, you can avoid  excessive fees and charges for having your vehicle sit on the towing company’s lot. You  want to avoid getting slapped with a costly tow bill for your vehicle. Again, the preferred  option is to just have your vehicle towed to your home. This allows your car to be easily  accessible if they must send out an adjuster to determine the extent of the damage to  your vehicle. It is possible that you may have to come out of pocket for the initial tow fee  but it is worth it because you will save a lot more by avoiding fees and charges in the  future given that your vehicle is not sitting in a lot racking up charges. If you do end up  having to pay out of pocket for the initial toll bill, make sure you save the receipt or invoice  for the fees and/or charges you had to pay to have your car towed. You can include it in  your insurance claim later and get reimbursed. Remember, you’ve been paying your  premiums all this time, make sure your insurance company pays for this if this is included  in your insurance coverage. 

Speak to our Miami Accident Attorney Today! 

At Suarez & Montero, our team of car accident attorneys in Miami will work with you every  step of the way, offering the expert legal guidance you need to win your lawsuit. We will  take care of all legal matters that relate to your claim and develop the best legal strategy  for your individual case to ensure the successful recovery of your damages. This includes  determining the economic and non-economic compensation you’re entitled to, identifying  who should be held liable for your injuries and damages. We will not rest until we have  developed and presented the most persuasive argument possible, and ensure you  receive fair and just compensation for your damages. If you have been injured in a motor  vehicle accident, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against any  responsible parties. Depending on the situation, the driver, owner, or manufacturer could  be liable. Our legal team of Miami car accident lawyers have decades of experience  handling car accident cases. With an extensive understanding of the laws involved, we  can make sure you’re fully compensated for any medical bills, pain and suffering and  other damages you may have experienced. Unlike other firms that handle cases in other  areas of law in addition to their personal injury section, our firm is 100% dedicated to  helping victims in personal injury cases and has been doing so for over 19 years. If you  or someone you love has been involved in an accident, contact us today for a free  consultation. 

We serve clients throughout Florida including those in the following areas:  

Miami-Dade: Aventura, Coral Gables, Doral, Fontainebleau, Hialeah, Homestead,  Kendall, Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Lakes, North Miami, Tamiami, and Westchester. 

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