A employee of a tow truck company came to my husband's work, stole my car, removed the engine and dumped the car. Someone ran into the back of the car and totaled it. The engine was not recovered.
I have re-classified your question to potentially broaden the number of attorneys who will look at it, and because consumer protection is not necessarily the only issue here.
Was the theft reported to the police? Was the tow truck driver that stole the car caught? Was any claim made to your insurance company for the theft and destruction of the car?
In any event, I suggest that you contact an experienced attorney. He or she can examine the specifics of your case and advise you as to your rights and options. He or she can also help you determine the next steps and guide you through the process.
Every case is different. Make sure you tell the attorney all relevant information, and provide him or her with any paperwork you have from the police, the insurance company, the towing company, or anyone else. This includes any records of payments on the car. If the attorney asks for additional paperwork or documents, be sure to provide them.
Hope this helps.
I am licensed only in Maryland. This response is for informational purposes only, does not constitute legal advice, and does not establish an attorney-client relationship. I am making no representations as to what any court or tribunal will or will not do in a given situation or about the outcome of a given case. You should not make a decision or take any action based on my opinion. You should consult with an attorney licensed in your state who practices the kind of law involved.
You are able to sue the tow truck company as long as you have proof that the employee stole the car. You also should have reported it to the police and your insurance company.
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