What happens when you are involved in a vehicle accident, and the other party has no insurance? If you are hit by a vehicle and require a tow truck, you should consider a few things before you pull off the road. The first thing to consider is if you have coverage. Of course, it’s wise to have auto insurance to cover your expenses, but you will need to have Towing and roadside assistance to protect your costs, too.
The rules for towing vary from state to state, but most allow you to be reimbursed by the property owners of the other vehicles damaged or totaling your car. An abandoned vehicle is simply a motor vehicle that has been abandoned on someone else’s property for more than 96 hours, whether it was left unattended for that time or not. An abandoned vehicle is usually a stolen vehicle. Most abandoned cars will have no registration or proof of insurance. A tow truck can often tow abandoned vehicles for both owner and nonowner, but this is at the expense of the tow truck company.
The Department of Motor Vehicles runs a particular program called “HTD” to prevent the theft of abandoned vehicles. This sting is designed to catch drivers who leave their cars on roads and wait for them to be towed by a tow truck. If the tow fails, the driver can be ticketed by the highway patrol. The highway patrol also uses license plate reader systems to recover abandoned vehicles.
If you are using an independent service to remove your vehicle from your driveway, you can still be covered for towing in the case of an emergency by having parts of your car or truck declared as being stolen. By having the vehicle reported as being stolen, you can benefit from a cheaper towing service. If your vehicle is declared stolen, you can take advantage of a total 24 hour a day emergency service that contacts local law enforcement agencies for you. A fully reported stolen vehicle will also result in an impounding fee, up to 20 days, of which the law enforcement agency will attempt to locate your car for you.
When it comes to towing, both the insured and the uninsured motorist are covered. So, you do not have to worry about the amount of pulling charges if you need towing when your vehicle is left on the road. However, if your car is left on the road, even if nobody is injured or has an accident with your vehicle, you will still be responsible for all of the towing and storage fees. The reason for this is due to “storage fees.” These are fees added when a vehicle is left on a public road or highway while it is waiting to be towed.
Depending on the distance that your vehicle has to travel, the towing and storage fees can be pretty high. Fortunately, several companies offer a “full tank” service that allows you to receive the total amount of fuel you paid for when you sold your vehicle. If your car had to make an extra stop along the way, additional towing charges are incurred. With a full tank, your vehicle will only have to make a single trip to the tow yard instead of going to three or four different tow trucks. This can save you a lot of money, which can help to make paying your insurance premiums a bit more affordable.
If you have an unclaimed vehicle, you can contact the Florida Department of Financial Services to find out if you can be placed in a lien register. The lien register will allow you to put your name in if you have a legal claim for an unclaimed motor vehicle in Florida. If you are placed in the lien register, the state motor vehicle registry will list your car. Anytime it is registered, it is proof that you have rights and can legally drive a specific vehicle.
Before you begin your search for a reliable Florida towing company, it is crucial to call your insurance company and make arrangements for their use of your vehicle. Your car will be at their disposal during your recovery, so it is essential to have your vehicle ready for transport if the need arises. If your vehicle is not in good condition when you get it back from the towing company, it will be worth it to have it inspected by a mechanic before being transported to a storage facility. You can also check with a private owner about finding someone who will drive your car free during your recovery.