Insurance Co. to Pay Liability Recoveries & Tows

If you are viewing this page, you have been there before:  As a towing and recovery company, you get a call from your state or local police department to respond to the scene of an accident.  There is an overturned vehicle, upside down, off the side of the road.  The vehicle is leaking oil, there is glass everywhere.  You immediately respond to the accident.  You responsibly recover the vehicle, tow it away, clean up the scene, and store the vehicle.  However, in the days following the accident when you attempt to be paid for your work, the insurance company tells you that there is no coverage because the driver only had “liability insurance.” 

How often has this happened to you?  How many times have you not been paid for a liability recovery?  This all changes - today.    

Statewide Towing, Inc. is currently involved in a liability towing case before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, Maine’s highest state court.  The case, Statewide Towing, Inc. v. Northern New England AAA (AP-17-64), will decide the issue of whether an automobile insurance company should be responsible for paying the recovery, clean-up, and storage charges after an accident.  This will be the first time ever a liability recovery case will be decided before a State Supreme Court.  We expect that this case will have a domino effect across the country.  If we are successful, other states will follow.    

Statewide Towing, Inc. has valiantly fought this case, but we need your help.  Fighting a case like this is expensive.  We won at the small claims level.  AAA Insurance appealed.  We won at the first appellate level.  AAA Insurance appealed.  We are now at the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, Maine’s highest court.  We need to write an appellate brief and argue the case orally.  This work takes an attorney a significant amount of time, which is costly.  Statewide Towing, Inc. will not receive a dime from these donations.  All proceeds will go to the case to make sure the recovery industry is successful.  Please consider making a donation to assist Statewide Towing, Inc. in its fight against the insurance industry.  As win for Statewide Towing, Inc. is a win for every towing and recovery company.

This is for the GoFundMe: Statewide Towing, Inc. is owned and operated by Toby Watson.  We are raising the funds for Statewide Towing, Inc. to fight the insurance company in Statewide Towing's legal case.  The funds will be spent on Statewide Towing's legal fees.  Toby will receive the funds from this campaign and deliver them to his attorney, William J. Gallitto, Esq. to fight the case on Statewide Towing's behalf.               


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Fundraising team: William J. Gallitto, III (3)

Toby Watson 
Organizer
Augusta, ME
William Gallitto 
Team member
Raised $6,000 from 2 donations
Robert Fouquette 
Team member
Raised $2,950 from 6 donations
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