Valley Village, CA asked in Uncategorized for California

Q: Am I responsible for this.

I rented a car from turo, and it was stolen. I tried to make a police report. The owner of the car was notified and the police officer even talked to her. The officer ended up telling me that I was not able to make the report because I am not the owner. The following day and investigater called me from turo. Fast forward. The owner went MIA and didn't end up filing a police report until 55 days later. 2 days after that they found the car. Now they are trying to stick me with a 9000 dollar bill. Is this even legal .

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Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: It Depends. What does your rental agreement say? Were you negligent in securing the car so that it got stolen because of something you did? They will present you with bills and maybe even sue you for it, but they may not be able to get the award. Of course you kept the name of the police officers who told you that you could not file a police report? If you had a rental agreement and were in possession of the vehicle when it was stolen, I don't know why you could not file a report, you were a possessor.

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