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Old 06-26-2008, 04:28 AM   #1
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Default think the tow truck messed something up...

ok so a couple weeks ago i got into some trouble, so i got arrested and the car got towed. The officer wouldnt let me request a flatbed, norwould he let my friends who walked over to where i was and drive the car home for me.......well to make a long story short the car fell off of the truck. im pretty sure that he tore the driveline up considering that the 2 front tired were locked and could not rotate, so he was probably dragging the rear tires. havent been able to go take a look since it is in the body shop cause the @&^ hole ripped of my whole front end. so think i should just tax his him since hes liable and get a new driveline?
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Old 06-26-2008, 08:41 AM   #2
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From the sound of it, the car is probably totaled... Get your insurance involved, even though it isn't your fault, they can probably help you with the fight.
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Old 06-26-2008, 08:53 AM   #3
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oh...... I'd be LIVID! Do everything you can to sue for repairs/replacement!
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Old 06-26-2008, 12:26 PM   #4
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if you told the cop it had to be towed with a flatbed and he said no wouldnt that put some of the blame on the cop? and couldnt you sue the tow company for droppin the car?
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Old 06-26-2008, 05:24 PM   #5
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if you told the cop it had to be towed with a flatbed and he said no wouldnt that put some of the blame on the cop? and couldnt you sue the tow company for droppin the car?
agreed! shouldnt the tow company have 1) known how to properly tow the vehicle and 2) not dropped the car??

also I agree you told the cop that it needed to be flatbedded and he didnt give a **** about your property. I'd say that makes him at least partly at fault.

And if the car was towed any distance over a mile I can almost
guaranty some sort of drivetrain damage.
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Old 06-26-2008, 06:33 PM   #6
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The tow company certainly has a liability here.

Fairly simple case.
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Old 06-26-2008, 07:31 PM   #7
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oh i know the tow truck company is liable, there paying for all the body repairs....now imma tell em bout the driveline.
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Old 06-27-2008, 02:34 AM   #8
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Make sure you take it to the dealer for a complete diagnostic on the drivetrain. If your car was towed with any wheels on the ground, say goodbye to your center diff.

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