Fresno, CA asked in Traffic Tickets and Landlord - Tenant for California

Q: Can I sue for wrongfully towing my car from my condos, handicap placard fel towed me without notice $370

I live at condos DMG towed my car without notice, because did not see placard. With notice my condo president called to tow away other cars like ,no tags, working on cars, abandoned vehicles, etc they were given notice.

Morning asked my condo president, who towed my car? She said no cars were suppose to be towed, went to DMG told them they towed my car without notice they said they have the right to do as may as of contract with our management. Regency does not want to reimburse me they said deal with towing.

Regency has contract with DMG towing.

Are not suppose to tow a vehicle on private property without notice or condos president calling them to do so, can I sue Management or towing service?

1 Lawyer Answer
James L. Arrasmith
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: In California, towing from private property without proper notice is regulated by law. Generally, property owners or their authorized agents must provide notice to the vehicle owner before towing, except in certain specific circumstances such as vehicles blocking emergency access or posing safety hazards. If your vehicle was towed without proper notice and without meeting these legal requirements, you may have grounds for legal action against both the management company and the towing service.

Your first step should be to gather evidence to support your claim, including any documentation or communication showing that notice was not provided before your vehicle was towed. Additionally, you should review any relevant provisions in your condo association's bylaws or rules regarding towing procedures. This information can help support your case and demonstrate that your rights were violated.

Once you have gathered evidence, consider consulting with a qualified attorney who can assess the strength of your case and advise you on the best course of action. They can help you navigate the legal process and pursue compensation for any damages you incurred as a result of the wrongful towing. By taking proactive steps and seeking legal guidance, you can assert your rights and hold responsible parties accountable for their actions.

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