As soon as I got my car back, I noticed that I had to tilt my steering wheel 45 degrees to the right to go straight. I immediately went back and they refused to do anything about it and claimed responsibility. I called the police and they said they can't do anything about it since it's a civil matter. Then I went to a Toyota dealer to get it fixed. The mechanic asked me if the car was towed by a flatbed truck. Sure enough it was. They said that they improperly secured the vehicle and bent the steering the rod on the left side. I then called them and asked for their insurance policy number, they hung up on me. My insurance company also called, and was yelled at. My insurance company said they can't do anything since I have liabilities only. What am I suppose to do now ? Thanks for your helpThe dealership gave me an estimate of $1,400.
Get an attorney and file suit against the tow company.
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How much will it cost to fix your car? If it is significant, then you should consider retaining an attorney.
However, if the costs associated with fixing your car are small, then think about taking the towing company to small claims court.
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We all want justice, but the practical and economic reality of your situation cannot be ignored. As one of the attorneys stated, the answer really depends upon the cost of the repair. If you have spent several thousand dollars, you can probably find a local attorney to represent you on a contingent or hourly basis. If the repair was a few hundred dollars, no attorney will represent you on a contingent fee basis - it would make no sense for the attorney, and you cannot hire anyone on an hourly basis - it would make no sense for you. Your only option would be to file suit in small claims court yourself.
Steven A. Sigmond
Law Office of Steven A. Sigmond
It sounds like your best bet is to sue in small claims court. Good luck to you.
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