Asked in Car Accidents, Libel & Slander and Consumer Law for Minnesota

Q: In MN. how long does a tow company have to notify me that they have it and/or dispose of it.

My vehicle was parked at a friend's house while I was working upon returning roughly 30days later my vehicle was no longer at my friends (stolen) I notified police & then informed that they had it towed as an abandoned vehicle. I called tow company & they informed me that they had my vehicle crushed. I received NO notice from anyone (cops or tow company) of any kind. The cops then told me it was a civil matter. Now due to this I had to illegally ride a motorcycle and crashed it ending up in the hospital with severe injuries to both of my arms & one leg. So who is responsible to notify me about my vehicle & who if anyone could I sue for the cost of my vehicle, loss of wages, hospital bills, and pain and suffering, etc...

1 Lawyer Answer
Robert Kane
Robert Kane
Answered
  • Eagan, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: I apologize, I don't know what notice you were entitled to without reaching the law and knowing exactly what happened. Why didn't you receive notice from your friend who was letting you park there? Why was it deemed abandoned?

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.