my car was stolen why am I required to pay storage fee for my car and a towing fee. The tow company tells me if I don't pick up my car with in 37 days it becomes their property what can be done? I feel I'm being victimized twice
If they caught the person who stole your car they will be made to pay all the costs. But you will have to pay them first. Your insurance should cover all the expenses. $135 plus $25 per day is not an unreasonable amount.
You are (being victimized twice).
But that is the law.
The tow company is entitled to be paid. You are entitled to restitution (compensation) if anyone is ever charged or caught.
Not that I am defending the tow company but they are "innocent" (in the sense that they are merely doing their job) as well.
I hope that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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You are responsible to pay the storage fees but you will be reimbursed by the perpetrator who will have to pay you restitution.
Do you want your car back or not? Contact the DA's Office regarding obtaining restitution from the thief when prosecuted. Also, many DA's Offices have "victim advocates" you might contact. Often, different funds exist to reimburse crime victims for matters like this. It'll take some work and some persistence, but between your insurance company and/or resources available through the DA's Office you should be able to find some reimbursement. Saying "I feel I'm being victimized twice" is a bit of an over statement and is over dramatic.
San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney--Former Prosecutor--20 years experience.
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