Thursday, September 26, 2013

Illegal Placement of Towing Sign Worth $1000 to Vehicle Owner or Operator Payable by Parking Facility

The towing sign must posted within 25 feet of a public roadway or if the driveway exceeds 35 feet in width, two towing signs must be posted on both sides "facing" the driver entering.  The picture above is exactly as State Law requires.

If your vehicle towed from private or public property and the towing signs are not placed in the correct location, your entitled to $1000 plus triple what you paid the storage lot, the cost of repairs for damage during the removal or storage and the filing fee, payable by the parking facility.

No parking facility is exempt from posting the towing sign anywhere else other than what State Law mandates.  It makes no difference why your vehicle was towed if the towing signs are not posted in the correct locations or the sign fails to state: "Unauthorized Vehicles Will Be Towed at Owners or Operators Expense".

In order to recover the civil liability penalty against the parking facility, file suit in Justice Court for the statutory violation against the parking facility, (property manager/management company) instead of the towing company.  The vehicle owner or operator does not have to prove negligence on behalf of the parking facility.

Take photographs of all the driveway entering the parking facility from across the street that shows the width of the driveway, if there are no towing signs posted withing 25 feet of the street, you cannot lose in Court and you will be awarded the $1000 plus triple what you paid to get your vehicle back, this includes drop fees.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate calling the Tow Victims Hotline at 512-680-3190. 
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