Originally Posted by cmhbob
Second tmmar's comments, and see if your neighbors are willing to write a statement about what they saw. And see if anyone snapped cellphone pics. And see about getting in touch with the towtruck driver.
Yup, get the statements right away so that there's no time to forget what happened. Signed and dated...witnessed signature also, if possible. Might call the tow company and get the driver's statement if possible.
Start snapping some photos of everything wrong with it...good details of any cracks, anything broken, rubs, whatever. Check every nook and cranny and if it looks like there's a problem, take a photo of it. If you have a digital camera, to make sure the date and time is correct before you start taking pictures...that will be your time & date stamp of when you took them and it transfers to any computer or DVD that you transfer the photos to. The sooner the better. I also agree with the person that posted to go take pictures of the site of where it happened. Especially if there's any paint transfer in the trees, ground, rocks, whatever. If the tires were dragging, there's a transfer of rubber on the ground as well. Basically, you are now assigned to your own case as a CSI...that's how I look at it anyway.
I don't know how the local police would respond, but it never hurts to file a report and get a case number of your complaint. That will reference the issue with the local authorities and that will probably go a long way.
I had to do something similar when a postal worker walked past my pickup (in the driveway) and drug their mailbag all the way down the passenger side of the truck, leaving a trail of paint scratches behind them. It's all about the details...