Economics play a part in what is happening in our lives today and too often we decide on the course of action based on $$$ .
When faced with an unjustified payment of $230 because your car is towed the decision you have to make is how much will it cost me to fight it, if you employ a lawyer the very first hour will see you shy of more than the payment is worth and there is no way that a lawyer will resolve the issue for less than $230. therefore it is uneconomic to dispute it and that is how many fines are enforced.. strictly through scale of economy .. and nothing to do with justification and fairness.
Today there is an article in the herald which gives the story of One man who challenged his fees and one Car-parker takes on towies and wins.
Significantly the man was a lawyer and knew what to do …..far too often it is the fact that people are not sure of their rights and the possibilities which exist for them which limits their ability to fight back.
I have long maintained that if you don’t know your rights you don’t have any .
Just as economy plays a part in your decision to pay an unjustified sum , the other party will also have to decide if Economy plays a part in the legal challenge that you put up to them.
You do not have to be a lawyer to take on challenges such as this, you simply need to be aware of the availability of the disputes tribunal or what ever relevant tribunal for your matter.
It is time that we all stood up to bullies who enforce their own private little rules , if we make it difficult for them and uneconomic then we will see a shift to actions which are fair and reasonable.
Start by doing a Google search sites such as the neighbourhood support sites have useful information and provide downloads such as this one Download this fact sheet as a PDF (191 kB) Illegal parking and car towing
If you need a hand in protecting your rights , give us a call, we can help you put the evidence together and point you in the right direction for an economical solution .