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 fair, reasonable and customary in the tow truck industry. How much that is is going to vary upon jurisdiction, distance, 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.