My question involves towing laws for the State of: Tennessee
I can't seem to find anything about towing laws in Tennessee. Can anyone paste the regulations here? I saw some regulations on some other threads, but I'm not sure if those are state-specific.
Anyway, a friend of mine was at our apartment last night and her car was parked in a non-parking-space. She knows it wasn't a parking space and I know it wasn't a parking space, but there were no signs about towing and there were no warnings and the car was not in disrepair. However, someone called a tow truck and they came out there and she had to pay $75 to prevent them from towing.
I have two questions about this...
1. At what point during the process does she still have the right to remove her car without paying anything? Is it just until the tow truck officially hooks her up or is it only until they get on the property? For instance, if she got down there before the tow truck hooked her up, and she started her car and attempted to drive away, is that acceptable? Is there any way they could charge her any money?
2. Is there any way to retrieve those fees she paid since there was no posted sign and no warning? She doesn't live there, she was parked there for maybe an hour (with plans to leave in maybe the next hour or two) for a get together we were having.
Where she was parked might (I stress "might") impede someone from getting out of their parking space, but not that much. It would have been fairly easy to back around her, in my opinion (if that matters). This is how she was parked: (the Ds represent her car and those are the parking spaces on the left)
Thanks for the help!