Can i sue my storage company for selling my personal belongings?

I had my stuff auctioned off after not being able to pay the bill from a lost job, the storage company let the buyer take my safe that had my and my daughters birth certificates and social security cards in them, the storage company called the buyer but he claims that he never took it with him, but it was never in my personal documents which also the employee i talked to said it would be safe to wait a while to come get my personal documents but i just learned that he lied to me and the personal documents have now been destroyed. Can I sue the storage company for this?

Olympia, WA -

Attorney Answers (1)

James M. Osak

James M. Osak

Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney - Madison Heights, MI
Answered

YES you can sue them . . . HOWEVER
they'll state you violated the lease
and they gave you proper notice
to pay/vacate and YOU dragged
your feet. WHAT PROOF do you
have you talked to this employee?
Did you record this conversation?
You have NO proof of any of this
and you'll not be able to prevail
unless you can find some. You
can REPORT this company with
your state's Licensing Agency.
Good luck!

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