Can tow company make you pay the tow fee before you are able to get your belongings out of the car

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Can tow company make you pay the tow fee before you are able to get your belongings out of the car

My husband had a car wreck the tire
below out. The car was towed. We have
called and they are saying we have to
pay the tow fee and sign the title over
before getting his belongings out

Asked on September 11, 2019 under Accident Law, Arkansas

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

In AR, there are certain personal property items that must be returned to the owner immediately and at no charge. To recover the vehicle, an owner must be able to provide valid identification and proof of ownership of the vehicle; the current registration is the most common.


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