Benefits of TowLawyer Membership
A monthly or annual subscription gives you access to the entire suite of TowLawyer resources for towing professionals.
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Forms Library: Ready-to-use legal forms specific for towing companies
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Blog: Access to weekly blogs pertaining to legal issues in the towing industry
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Forums: Member forums specific to the towing industry are moderated by our attorneys
What Members Are Saying
Member Spotlight: Tommy’s Diesel Shop in New Point, Indiana
I always look forward to the blogs we receive. No matter if you are a small or large company, we all face the same legal issues and have the same legal questions. TowLawyer.com is a great way to get legal feedback from the greatest lawyers in our industry. Thank you Michael, Nick and TowLawyer.com
-Ryan M. Kegley
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I would highly recommend this website to anyone in the towing industry. A tool of this magnitude has been needed in this industry for a long time.
Within 48 hours of joining TowLawyer, I had received enough information through the “talk to a towlawyer” feature and forms to more than pay for the subscription fee.
Easy-to-access and user-friendly resource for towing companys. With over 50 years of towing industry experience, McGovern and Porto know towing law and regulation. TowLawyer.com saves owners time and reduces legal fees.
Latest Towing Articles
Stay abreast of current legal issues impacting the towing and recovery industry through up-to-date blogs written by industry-recognized towing attorneys Michael McGovern and Nicholas Porto.
When Michael McGovern and I started this website in 2016, we wanted to create a place where tow companies (as opposed to tow drivers) could safely and quickly obtain accurate legal information from attorney’s knowledgeable in the towing industry. In doing so, we recognize that, maybe more now than ever, there is a big difference between tow company owners and tow drivers as much of the risk tow companies now face comes from claims made by drivers against their employers. We are careful not to publicize this information in other publications for fear that it may be read by tow companies and drivers alike. However, we feel comfortable publishing it here because our subscribers are owners or high level employees.
When a tow company is being sued for minimum or overtime wage violations, one of the first issues both parties must confront is how many hours the tow driver actually worked. Because of the unusual nature of the tow business where drivers are on shift for long periods of time but not actually performing tows, it is not uncommon for the tow company to say “I have no idea how many hours claimant worked.”
When a tow company takes possession of a vehicle, a variety of legal obligations are impacted. One of these is the creation of a bailment. A bailment describes a legal relationship where physical possession of property is transferred from one person to another person. In the tow business, a bailment is established once a motor vehicle belonging to someone else comes into the possession of the tow company. The owner of the vehicle is “bailor” and the tow company is the “bailee.” But what do these fancy legal words mean?