What is Illegal or Wrongful Towing?
In Florida, any vehicle towed without the consent of the owner must comply with Florida Statutes 715.07.
Florida Statutes 715.07 requires strict compliance with numerous conditions and restrictions. If any of these requirements were not met, then the towing of your vehicle, without your consent, might have been wrongful and illegal. The responsible party to a wrongful towing is liable to the owner of the vehicle for “the cost of removal, transportation, and storage; any damages resulting from the removal, transportation, or storage of the vehicle or vessel; attorney’s fees; and court costs.”
Sometimes, property owners violate the stringent notification elements of Florida Statutes 715.07(5)(a-e). The property must have adequate signage placed within 5 feet of the public right-of-way. The notification must be permanently installed not less than 3 feet and not more than 6 feet above ground level. Furthermore, the notification must have lettering that is not less than 2-inch high in light-reflective letters on a contrasting background. These are just a few of the requirements of Florida Statutes 715.07. Your rights may have been violated if the property did not satisfy these or any of the other requirements of Florida Statutes 715.07.
If you believe that you are the victim of an illegal or wrongful towing, our office may be able to help. We represent clients of illegal and wrongful towing throughout the state of Florida including all the major cities such as Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Orlando, Hialeah, Tallahassee, Fort Lauderdale, Port St. Lucie, Pembroke Pines, Cape Coral, Hollywood, Gainesville, Clearwater, Melbourne, St. Augustine, Daytona, and all others.
If you believe that you were a victim of illegal or wrongful towing, please contact our office today. There is never any out of pocket cost to you, and if we cannot resolve your claim, you owe us nothing. There is no risk if you lose, and everything to gain. It is time to fight back against illegal towing.
Don’t hesitate — contact Orlando City Law, P.A. today.