Can a tow truck be held responsible for damages that occurred during towing?

"Will the towing company cover damages to my car from towing? My car was having issues starting so I called a tow truck through my roadside assistance. When the mechanic inspected my car, he told me there was additional damage. He believes it's from improper towing."

Answer provided by
Emily Maracle
Answered on Jun 23, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
“The towing company will typically be responsible for any damages they caused; however, you or your mechanic will need to provide proof that towing the vehicle caused the damage.
If you’re able to do that, the towing company will likely accept liability for the damages.
You may also be able to file a claim with your car insurance company. Depending on the coverage you have, the damage may be covered.
Otherwise, you can try to speak with a lawyer who specializes in automobile cases. They may be able to provide advice on how to move forward with the towing company.”

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