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
  • 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?

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