If you have an accident, who’s responsible for cleaning up all the mess?
One of the most commonly asked questions we see is, ‘Are tow companies responsible for accident cleanup?’ The simple answer is yes. A responsible tow company will always do its best to clean up after any accident that they respond to. However, there are often difficult circumstances that can make perfect cleanup after an accident a little more complex than you think.
Conditions Which Effect Accident Cleanup!
In a perfect world, automotive accidents would only occur on quiet back roads in the middle of a sunny day when there was no traffic around. However, in reality, accidents most often occur on busy highways, at night, in the rain with high amounts of traffic.
It’s just these circumstances that can make accident cleanup such a challenging task for tow truck operators.
You need to remember that any accident recovery on a busy highway involves closing lanes of traffic while vehicles are recovered safely. This is for both the safety of the tow truck operators, emergency services personnel, and also other drivers using the road.
However, you can’t just close an entire busy highway for hours and hours while you recover vehicles and then clean up. Tow truck operators are working under intense pressure to get vehicles recovered and accident scenes cleared so that normal traffic operations can resume as quickly as possible.
Getting The Road Cleared After An Accident
There are two reasons for this. Firstly, nobody likes sitting stuck in traffic for hours and hours, primarily commercial drivers moving freight around the country. Secondly, accidents alter traffic flow and distract drivers, leading to further accidents occurring as drivers aren’t paying attention to the road as they should be.
At Mountain Recovery, all recovery vehicles include the tools necessary for accident cleanup, and our professional and experienced drivers work diligently to clean up after any accident recovery they are involved in. However, it’s important to remember that all tow truck drivers work under challenging conditions, which will often not only make cleanup extremely hard but also very dangerous.
Remember, if you’re driving past an accident or a tow truck driver, slow down and give them plenty of room. Pay attention to what other vehicles are doing, but always be aware of what you’re doing, and don’t get distracted by the recovery or cleanup operations.
At the end of the day, we all want to get to where we’re going, but we also want to get home safely, which is more important than arriving somewhere on time. A few minutes late is better than not arriving home at all.
Accident Towing And Cleanup in Colorado
At Mountain Recovery, our professional, experienced drivers and operators always go above and beyond to ensure that they have cleaned up after an accident. However, no one is perfect, and often difficult conditions such as weather, visibility, traffic, and pressure to reopen roads can lead to small pieces of debris being missed.
Rest assured, our drivers always put 100% into all of their accident cleanups.
If you have been involved in any automotive accident in Eagle County or Summit County, Colorado, on the interstate or highway, Mountain Recovery is only a phone call away at 970-476-1124. We operate 24/7, 365 days a year, to keep you moving and help get your vehicle back on the road.