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Ayala Secures $90,000 Settlement in Case Involving Towing & Sale of Client’s Car

By February 12, 2024No Comments

We’re extremely happy to announce that we’ve obtained a $90,000 settlement in a case where our client’s vehicle was towed from his residence, and later, sold by the towing company.

In this case, despite the owner’s numerous attempts to reclaim his vehicle, the towing company proceeded to sell it. Moreover, the towing company declined to return the additional funds acquired from the sale.

The litigation endured for almost three years until a final settlement was reached, comprising the vehicle’s value along with an allocation for legal fees.

According to Florida Statutes Section 713.78, a towing company has the authority to impose a lien on a vehicle for unpaid charges arising from the tow. However, the towing company is obligated to adhere to rigorous notice requirements before proceeding with the sale of a vehicle. Failure to comply with the procedure outlined in Section 713.78 renders the towing company potentially liable for the legal fees incurred by the vehicle owner.

As stated by our attorney, Eduardo A. Maura, “We are pleased with the outcome. After strenuously opposing us, the defendant recognized the strength of our case, which could have led to a significantly larger verdict. We are also delighted for our client, who patiently waited nearly three years to recover the value of his car.”

At Ayala, we’re experts in towing and lien litigation under Section 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. For more information on lien disputes or claims involving towed vehicles, contact one of our experienced towing litigation attorneys at 305-570-2208. You can also email our lead attorney Eduardo directly at

We at Ayala Law PA are passionate about helping those in legal need, so please don’t hesitate to schedule a case evaluation with us online here.

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