Industrial Automobile Wrecker Hoists are used to lift and remove large vehicles from a job site. They come in various sizes and can lift vehicles up to 10,000 pounds. Hoists are powered by diesel engines or electric motors, and can be controlled from a remote location. They are a key part of the industrial vehicle recovery industry, and are commonly used to remove trucks, buses, and other large vehicles from difficult to reach places.
There are a variety of ways an automobile wrecker can become involved in an accident. Below is a list of the most common types of accidents that occur with automobile wrecker hoists:
1. The automobile wrecker becomes caught in the chain or cable between the wrecker and the vehicle it is attached to.
2. The wrecker carrying the automobile loses control and the vehicle falls off the truck.
3. The motor on the automobile wrecker overheats and drops it’s payload or starts burning oil, which catches fire.
4. One of the large hooks on the wrecker cuts through the cables or chains holding up a vehicle, causing it to fall.
If you have been injured by an automobile wrecker hoist, you should contact an attorney. Automobile wrecker hoists are dangerous equipment and can cause serious injuries if not used properly. An attorney can help you determine whether you have legal rights and can pursue compensation for your injuries.