Irvington, AL asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Car Accidents and Collections for Alabama

Q: Do I actually have to pay this bill?

Lets start from the beginning. My best friend was driving a motorcycle that was in my name. A guy ran a red light while he was turning and the bike was totaled. Now the towing company that fetched the wrecked bike is now informing me that they will charge me roughly 1000 dollars in cash in order to get it, or they will auction it off after the final 30 days have passed, and the bill me the remaining amount. Do I actually have to pay this bill even though I dont want to claim it or want it considering it is completely wrecked? Also how would this effect me in the short term and long term?

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

A: Towing is a racket. Find out what they are charging you for. See if your motorcycle insurance will pay it. Send the bill to the guy who ran the red's insurance. They don't pay, contact a member of the Ala Assn for Justice--they give free consults. Look for one who handles "bad faith insurance claims"

However right now to stop the meter running, see about paying off the thieves (don't call them names--for reasons I won't bore you with they have the upper hand) just because it will get skyrocketing and ugly fast.

It's not just you:

once it's done organize with the auto assn to get the law to have some consumer protection, file a complaint with whoever licenses the pirates, but first things first.

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