My question involves towing laws for the State of: Virginia
I moved into my apartment on the last saturday of August. On that saturday I put the parking sticker on my car visibily on the front windshield. On Monday morning, my car had been towed and I was forced to pay $125 to get it back. Their only explanation to me was that it "wasn't their problem" and "they didn't see the sticker". I have complained to my apt. mgmt. and to the consumer protection agency and to the better business bureau. 3 Weeks ago they said they would finally send me a refund in 1-2 weeks. It has been 3 weeks and now the mgmt of this car towing place is conveniently absent everytime I call and returns none of my calls. I also warned them near the end of the 2 weeks period that if I didn't see my money soon I would be getting a lawyer. It's now into 3 weeks, still no money, and I gave them fair warning only to have it be ignored.
What kind of lawyer should I look for? A traffic lawyer? And how much should I sue this company for? I had to pay for my car, driving back and forth from the tow place, and missed a total of about a day at work.