Sunday, September 1, 2013

PD Towing of Houston Scams Motorists Daily With Deceptive & Illegal Towing Signs Posted

If your vehicle has been towed from a parking lot anywhere in Houston, Harris County, Montgomery County, Fort Bend County, Tomball, Cypress, Katy, The Woodlands, and Sugarland with a towing sign posted on the right, your in luck to recover $1000 plus triple the towing/storage charges from the parking facility owner or management company.

To post deceptive signs, knowing they fail to comply with State Law and tow vehicles without the vehicle owner or operator's consent is pure theft.

A legally worded and layout towing sign is below:

You can notice the big difference between PD Towing's illegal sign at the top versus the legal sign of the left.  The PD sign lettering in the white background is smaller than the required one inch, a common deceptive tactic by towing companies to make the sign difficult to read and understand.  The most obvious difference is the location of the international tow symbol, State Law requires it be at the top of the sign.

This one violation of the Texas Towing Law would entitled a vehicle owner or operator to collect $1000, the filing, triple what you paid to retrieve your vehicle, in addition to the cost of repairs for damage caused during the removal process. 

It's important to remember, there is no deadline to file a suit in Justice Court to collect for a statutory violation at the parking facility you were towed from.  If you have been towed by PD Towing, you are urged to file an online complaint with state agency that can revoke their licenses for repeated violations.  

It's also been reported, the vehicle storage facilities that PD Towing of Houston is storing private property tows at, are not providing the name of the "person" who authorized the towing of your vehicle.  The name of a business or apartment complex does not meet the state threshold, therefore nullifying the 14 day deadline to filing a request for a tow hearing.