MIAMI BEACH: The owner of an SUV is speaking out about an incident in which a tow truck driver broke into her vehicle and stole valuables shortly after removing it from a municipal lot in South Beach. The SUV owner expressed her outrage at the incident and the violation she felt. She had recorded the incident on her smartphone and showed the footage to the police, who later arrested the driver on charges of burglary and petty theft. Beach Towing, which employs the perpetrator, is contracted by the city of Miami Beach, and a city spokesperson stated that they take such matters seriously and urged anyone who has been victimized to contact the Miami Beach Police. The tow truck company employee is due to appear in court on May 2.
In Miami and North Miami Beach, the Perazzo Law Firm Serves Tow-Truck and Dump-truck Insurance claims in Miami.
- My car was damaged while being towed.
- A tow truck was responsible for damage to my parked car.
- The car a tow truck was towing hit my car as the tow truck turned.
- A tow truck operator caused damage to my vehicle.
- My vehicle was crashed into by another vehicle while being towed.
- Tow-Truck Accident Facts and Operating Insight By the Perazzo Law Firm
Tow trucks are a common sight in Miami, assisting stranded motorists or clearing highways and streets from unmovable vehicles involved in accidents. However, while they provide a necessary service, they can also be involved in accidents resulting in personal injury, property damage, or wrongful death. Tow truck operators often work under hostile conditions, which can be exacerbated by poor weather conditions. It is crucial that tow trucks and operators are properly equipped to carry out their duties. According to Florida Law, tow trucks operating on Miami highways and streets must be in proper working order, and tow-truck operators must be trained and experienced in handling a variety of towing situations. Tow-truck operators must also follow a set protocol, including allocating reflective materials and lighting to warn oncoming traffic and ensuring the vehicle’s lights and hydraulic systems are working correctly. Regular maintenance is essential to ensure the safety of tow trucks operating on Miami roadways and city streets and to reduce the risk of accidents that may hold the tow-truck operator, owner, or insurance provider liable for any personal injury, property damage, or loss on behalf of an accident victim.
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