Q: after the car has been towed for 45 days, the car has been sold by “Wallys towing”. What should I do?

I am an international student, and I had a car ins Seattle. Because of COVID-19, I planned to go back to my home country, and I will go back to America in next year. My friend who live in Seattle taken care my car, he parked my car on the side of the road, but the car was towed away. After the car is missing for many days, he did not reply to the message or call the police. Excuse me, after the car has been towed for 45 days, the car has been sold by “Wallys towing”. What should I do with the subsequent procedure?

1 Lawyer Answer

A: Your problem should be dealt with under state or local city law. That means to get the right answer, you need to ask your questions to a Washington State attorney.

I am a Utah attorney. If a car is left too long in the public space in Utah, a tow company can tow it, and eventually sell it. If you can prove it was your car in Utah, you can normally get the money from the sale, minus the expenses of the Tow Company.

I am guessing the law will be similar in Washington, but I don't know, Please ask a Washington attorney. The topic would be "Gov & Administrative Law" "Municipal Law" "Small Claims" and maybe "Car Accidents" as towing comes up often in car accident law. If the tow company refuses to pay you after showing proof of ownership, you may have to sue them in local Seattle Small Claims court.

Again, I am not a Washington State attorney, so you need to ask your question again and specify Washington. Good luck!

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