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Tow Truck Fees After an Accident

After a serious car accident, the tow truck comes to take your car away. The New York Times writes today about an issue we have not seen a lot of in Maryland: tow truck scams.

How much can a tow truck driver charge? If there is no agreement on fee, the tow truck driver/company cannot charge beyond what is fair, reasonable, and customary in the tow truck industry. How much that is will vary upon the jurisdiction, distance, the difficulty of the tow, and a lot of other factors. But, certainly, tow truck companies cannot set any price they like, and lawfully require payment.