Can I sue an apartment complex in Texas if my car gets stolen because they have no security?Neighbor witnessed a white wrecker towing it off around 2am. Said they circled around about 6 times....

Can I sue an apartment complex in Texas if my car gets stolen because they have no security?

Neighbor witnessed a white wrecker towing it off around 2am. Said they circled around about 6 times. Office has no tow slip and contracted wrecker service says it wasn't them. Called police and old contracted wrecker company. Nothing. Made police report. What now?

Probably at a junk yard being sold for parts or in Mexico... :(    1987 Chevy Silverado stock. I also called Auto Dealer and they wouldn't help because we do not know the exact wrecker service.

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dano7744 | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

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Landlords have no duty to provide you with anything other than what is included in your rental/lease agreement/contract. This is not an actionable civil suit. So, no you can not "sue" your landlord because they did not maintain a security guard or security camera's for video surveillance.

Nowadays, many apartment owners do maintain some form of security, but realize they are not compelled to do so unless they are under city ordinance.

Did your witness get the tag number? If not, your assessment about your car being hundreds of miles away may be correct. Unless you identify the wrecker service not a lot can be done.  Good Luck.

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