My question involves towing laws for the State of: California
Please let me know what are my options on this.
I was on a vacation for 1 & 1/2 month during which my apt complex told a towing company to tow my car parked in valid parking lot of my apt complex (for expired registration, I had not pasted the new registration sticker I got from DMV). I had the parking permit to park my car at the place from where it was towed. I was paying the rent for all time during my vacation to the apt complex.
The towing company had written me letter to claim the car but I was on vacation and was not looking at my mails. The towing company auctioned my car on 9th Jun.
I came back from vacation on 9th June night and could not see my car in parking lot. I got the towing agency's number from apt complex manager and called to check on them, they told me that they had sold/auctioned the car and I cannot do anything on this anymore.
Please can you let me know -
-can I sue the apt complex coz they asked the towing company to tow my car without verifying if the car is registered? They just checked for the registration sticker and did not verify the registration.
-can I sue towing company to have sold my car? They claim to have notified me thru mail but I could not check my mails on vacation.
-what are my options on this?
-The insurance company does not entertain claims related to towing.