American What?!

Attorneys get asked this question so much it bears repeating: if (insert name of tow company here) sue (insert name of vehicle owner here) who stiffed me on my tow bill, I can make him pay my attorney’s bill right?  Unfortunately, and it pains for me to have to say this, the answer is NO!  The American rule provides that each party is responsible for paying its own attorney's fees, unless specific authority granted by statute or contract allows the assessment of those fees against the other party.  What this means is that absent rare exception, tow companies are responsible for their own lawyer.
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By |2018-04-19T18:14:01+00:00April 19th, 2018|Other Legal Issues|0 Comments

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Nick Porto is the co-founder of TowLawyer. TowLawyer is the one-stop shop where you’ll find legal resources and answers to your towing and recovery legal questions and concerns.