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Ayala Obtains $13,500 Settlement in Towing Case Involving an 18-Wheeler Truck

By October 24, 2022No Comments

Ayala is proud to announce that it has obtained a $13,500 settlement in a case where Ayala’s client alleged that the defendant, the towing company, improperly towed its 18-wheeler truck, thereby damaging the truck’s transmission.

The case was intensely litigated for over one year and a half. The defendant argued in several papers that, because the tow was ordered by law enforcement, it was immune from any liability for any damage caused to the vehicle.

Ayala’s attorney argued that even if the tow was ordered by law enforcement, the defendant was still required to handle the vehicle with care, and thus, a jury should decide if the tow company should be responsible for the damages.

The defendant also argued in several papers that the vehicle was a “hazard to traffic” and was “obstructing the normal movement of traffic” as stated in Florida Statutes 713.78(7)(a). However, Ayala’s attorneys presented the uncontroverted testimony of the deposition of the highway patrol trooper who testified that the vehicle was not blocking traffic, and, had it been, it would have been tagged for immediate removal.

In the end, Ayala’s effort led to reasonable settlement for its client.

For more information about illegal towing cases, contact an experienced litigation attorney at Ayala at 305-570-2208.

You can also email directly to wrongful towing attorney Eduardo A. Maura at

You can also schedule a case evaluation online at

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