Asked in Car Accidents for Minnesota

Q: how long do i have to get my car out of the ditch on a us interstate highway before the minn.state patrol can tow it?

i hit a deer on 35w about 6am and ended up in the ditch. i did not have a phone to call for help and i tried to clear the grass and could not move the car so i walked to a nearby house to get help. the homeowner gave me a ride to my sons house about one and a half miles away.i cannot afford towing charges so i called a few friends to help.i found a friend to pull car out of ditch so i could drive the car home as it was 1 pm we got to the site where the car was and it was gone. i went to the local tow company in rush city and they said they did not tow my car but the state patrol had a tow company tow the car that was located in forest lake which is over 30 miles away.the tow bill is $600.00. the car is only worth about $800.00. there was no property damage over the value of the car nor was there any other party involved, nor was there any injuries. i am financially so far in the hole i am about to loose my house. i have a legal dl and the car is insured with state farm f

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Did you leave a note?Your contact information? Generally on any limited access highway the police can tow any unattended vehicle--even an attended one if a tow hasn't been called.You need to contact a bankruptcy attorney so you know what to do to save your house, and an attorney that handles tickets.Towing charges are licensed piracy, as are storage fees--but they are legal.Hope you write your state rep/senator--they don't hear from anyone on this they assume it's a wonderful world.

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