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Old 27.05.2008, 15:12
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[Zürich] Car towed, suspect damage

I received a phonecall from the missus about 2 hours ago saying the, no my, car was no longer where she left it (in a space clearly marked as a towing zone)

I phoned the Police who told me where to go and pick it up, and I'm now 420chf poorer.

Two questions:
1. The car was in a normal garage in Seefeld, if I'd just gone down there, paid the parking fee and driven off would them company have had any comeback?

2. I think they have damaged the rear bumper when they towed it. I hadn't noticed the mark before and it looked fresh and had thick black grease on it (like the back of their tow truck).

They said they have detailed photo's before it was towed so I said fine, show me the pics and I'll pay up and be on my way. The pictures were taken on a camera phone and he said he'll have to upload to the computer but doesn't have the lead with him.

I asked him to make a note of the damage on the receipt and make a statement he will supply photos by email (which he did and will do). I took the car home and took pictures of the damage with a copy of the receipt in the photo.

My question, if I don't see the damage in their picture how do I pursue it, and is it worth it?

I should point out I have no grievance with the guys who towed my car at all, they were just doing their job, but if they have damaged my car in the process they should be held accountable. If there is more that 420chf of effort involved I'll drop it.
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Old 27.05.2008, 16:38
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Re: [Zürich] Car towed, suspect damage

Hand it all to your insurance company, that's what you pay them for. Let them fight it out for you.
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