What can I do if the tow lot released my car to someone other then me. And how can I find out who they released it to

My car was impounded when I went to jail. When I got out and
went. to get my car it wasn’t there. They won’t tell me who they
released it to. My car is just gone what can I do to find out who
got my car.

Asked on September 26, 2017 under Business Law, Texas


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Sue them for the value of the car: they caused your car to be taken from you and given to someone else, either intentionally/delibertely or carelessly/negligently. In either event, if they took your car from you, they are liable for it: you can sue them for the then-current fair market or blue book value (i.e. what it was worth when it was taken from you) of the car.

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