My question involves towing laws for the State of: Michigan, specifically Genesee county.
I sold a vehicle to someone. the vehicle was towed and impounded before the buyer transfered the title into his name, but he has the signed and dated title. I know now that i should have accompinied him to the secretary of state's office to transfer it over, but i've honestly never had an issue in the past.
Long story short, the impound lot has filed a small claims court suit against me for the storeage and towing fees which comes to $1,488.00.
I called the company that filed the claim, and they basically told me that they know that i sold the vehicle, and they will not pursue a lawsuit against the buyer of the vehicle in question because they don't think he would pay. They informed me also that i had no legal recourse because i didn't file a form related to the abandoned vehicle being legally mine. I did recieve the form, called the number on the form, spoke to someone who told me that it was not a problem, as long as i didn't want the vehicle back, they would auction it off and that would be that.
So my question is what legal recourse do i have? the buyer is willing to testify in court or fill out whatever form needs to be filled out to take legal responsibility for the vehicle and fines associated with it, but we don't know where to start?
thanks in advance for your replies and your time to read my question.