My car was legally parked on a street on a Saturday. The issue is my car & other cars on the same street were towed to a different location by the orders of the police department because of a city event that was occurring that day. I found out the news a couple days later in which I followed up on it. According to the police they told me I can just get it back my picking up a release form, but after I had called they told me that the towing company has possession of my car. Then I had called the towing company & they told me that I had to pay $400 for holding my vehicle but at first the intent was that the cars was only moved for the Saturday event which city police gave the orders & the police report says it was parked in the spot they relocated it & not where I originally parked my car.
I do not know how to proceed. I would talk to the police and see if you can get reimbursed. Tell them you will sue. If they did not notice you I doubt they can tow you out of there. But I would pay to get your car out of hock because they may charge storage fees as well. I wish I could give you better direction, One of my colleagues may know more.
Sounds like the towing company doesnt know why they have the car in their lot. It may help to show them the letter from the police. If that doesn't work, a call and letter from a lawyer is always a good idea too.
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I would agree with the two previous answers. There should have been posted notices like emergency parking restrictions on the street where your car was towed. If you do have to sue for damages, remember that you must file a notice of claim against the town or city where the car was towed within 90 days or you may lose your rights against the town (but not the private towing services).
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