Q: Tow company overpriced wrecked car tow fee and threatened to sue and arrest me.
I was in an accident in Connecticut, I live in Florida and was only there for a vacation. I brought my moms car and the tow company was called by the local police, therefore, a non-consensual tow or I would've called Triple A. The tow truck company ended up wanting to charge me $550 for one night which I didn't have after having to get home and losing my job as a delivery driver in the process. Some charges were for the tow which was the legal maximum but some charges were for a piece of cling wrap over my smashed window of a totaled car totaling $55 and other cleanup and questionable not agreed upon charges. Can he sue me if I'm out of state for small claims? He threatened it a few times in a phone call but I haven't heard anything for several weeks. Owner of the car was left uninformed by the company with no contact to this day even though in ct you need to call the owner within 48 hours. He also spiked to over 1500 within a week after I told him I can't pay.
A: You should ask this question in Justia › Ask a Lawyer › Connecticut ›. As far as litigation in Florida small claims court is concerned, yes, he could sue you here, but chances are that he meant that he was threatening to sue you in Connecticut.
If you haven't already, contact your mother's automobile insurance company. They may have an obligation to pay the towing & impound fees.
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