Saturday, March 1, 2014

University of Texas Students & Parents Targeted in Ongoing Predatory Tow Scam Conspiracy

No Towing Sign Posted at 21st Street Facing Driver

No towing sign posted at the Whitis Avenue driveway "within" parking lot at 2008 Whitis Avenue
the signs on wall of Dobie Mall Garage (2005 Whitis Avenue) are not part of parking lot

Every person towed from the Central Parking Lot (2008 Whitis Avenue) across from Dobie Mall and the UT Campus is in for a landfall, as every vehicle has been illegally towed.

The towing signs and parking space signs posted on the wall of the Dobie Mall Parking Garage (2005 Whitis Avenue) do not comply with State Law regarding the placement where  these signs must be posted within the parking lot of 2008 Whitis Avenue.
Sec. 2308.301. General Requirements for Sign Prohibiting Unauthorized Vehicles.
(a) Except as provided by Subsection (a)(2)(B) and Section 2308.304 or 2308.305, an unauthorized vehicle may not be towed under Section 2308.252(a)(1) or booted under Section 2308.257 unless a sign prohibiting unauthorized vehicles on a parking facility is:
(1) facing and conspicuously visible to the driver of a vehicle that enters the facility;
(2) located:
(A) on the right or left side of each driveway or curb-cut through which a vehicle can enter the facility, including an entry from an alley abutting the facility; or
(B) at intervals along the entrance so that no entrance is farther than 25 feet from a sign if:
(i) curbs, access barriers, landscaping, or driveways do not establish definite vehicle entrances onto a parking facility from a public roadway other than an alley; and
(ii) the width of an entrance exceeds 35 feet;
(3) permanently mounted on a pole, post, permanent wall, or permanent barrier;
(4) installed on the parking facility;

I am positive nobody is aware of this major discrepancy on behalf of Central Parking, University Catholic Church and J&J Towing.  This behavior by all three parties is highly unethical and criminal in nature with the motoring public being burned every time a vehicle is towed.

The sole towing sign posted "within" the 2008 Whitis Avenue parking lot has the language, "In Designated Spaces", meaning every parking space within the Central Parking lot must be marked in the front and rear of each space, to which none are, another statutory violation.

Sec. 2308.304. Designation of Restricted Parking Spaces on Otherwise Unrestricted Parking Facility.

A parking facility owner may designate one or more spaces as restricted parking spaces on a portion of an otherwise unrestricted parking facility. Instead of installing a sign at each entrance to the parking facility as provided by Section 2308.301(a)(2), an owner may place a sign that prohibits unauthorized vehicles from parking in designated spaces and that otherwise complies with Sections 2308.301 and 2308.302:

(1) at the right or left side of each entrance to a designated area or group of parking spaces located on the restricted portion of the parking facility; or

(2) at the end of a restricted parking space so that the sign, the top of which must not be higher than seven feet above the ground, is in front of a vehicle that is parked in the space and the rear of which is at the entrance of the space.

Considering there are three entry points into this parking lot, two the entry points have none of the required towing signs posted, conspicuously visible to the driver of a vehicle entering.

Regardless the reason towed or charged a drop fee from this parking lot, everyone is entitled to $1600 if they paid $193.30 to retrieve their vehicle from J&J Towing.

The statute of limitation on a Statutory Violation or Theft Liability lawsuit is two years from the date your vehicle was towed.  So find your receipts and contact the Texas Towing Compliance Legal Team at 512-236-1114 who will represent you in this matter with no upfront legal fees.

There have been confirmed reports that J&J Towing is stashing vehicles towed from this parking lot down the street, instead of taking the vehicles directly to the storage facility.  This is done so one tow truck can  remove multiple vehicles quickly, then make trips towing the impounded vehicles to their storage lot.  This behavior is criminal as well, but tow victim are unaware the regulations towing companies and parking facilities "must" obey to legally tow vehicles without the owner or operator consent.

If you have been towed from this parking lot at 2008 Whitis Avenue, you are urged to file an online complaint against J&J Towing with the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulations.

Texas Towing Compliance has secured all the evidence (photos/video) required to prevail in Court. Should you have any questions, don't hesitate to call the Tow Victims 24HR Hotline at 512-680-3190.

Remember, there are no upfront legal or filing fees to get this money your entitled to, so take advantage of your rights guaranteed by State Law.

Sec. 2308.404. Civil Liability of Towing Company, Booting Company, or Parking Facility Owner for Violation of Chapter.

(a) A towing company, booting company, or parking facility owner who violates this chapter is liable to the owner or operator of the vehicle that is the subject of the violation for:
(1) damages arising from the removal, storage, or booting of the vehicle; and
(2) towing, storage, or booting fees assessed in connection with the vehicle's removal, storage, or booting.
(b) A vehicle's owner or operator is not required to prove negligence of a parking facility owner, towing company, or booting company to recover under Subsection (a).
(c) A towing company, booting company, or parking facility owner who intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly violates this chapter is liable to the owner or operator of the vehicle that is the subject of the violation for $1,000 plus three times the amount of fees assessed in the vehicle's removal, towing, storage, or booting.