Charlotte, NC asked in Products Liability, Real Estate Law, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for North Carolina

Q: Car towed from in front of my home without notice and damaged. What can I do?

I walked outside my home two days ago to find my car gone. Towed because the HOA contracted a towing company to come by periodically to check for registered tags. But I got no notice for the tow. I went to pick up the car today and they would not let my friend pay for me even though we were both there with our identification. They made me sign something before I could even access the car. Then on the way to the auto place where I was going to have it inspected so I could renew my registration the car started acting terrible. It's scheduled to be inspected tomorrow. It had work done at the same place only a month before and was in good shape. I can prove it was in good driving condition a few weeks before the tow. The car was only in their possession for about 15 hours and it cost 250$ to take it out. 200 for the tow and 50 for storage fees. I’m worried that it will get towed again because it cannot pass inspection after the tow and must pass in order for me to renew the registration.

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: You need to know what's wrong with it before you have a case. Just because it ran fine before doesn't mean it's fine now.

File a complaint with the HOA.

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