What are my rights concerning property stolen from my vehicle when in the possesion of a valet service?
I recently used a valet service while attending a conference at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, When my car was returned I was missing close to $500.00 dollars worth of property @ pair of oakley sunglasses, an i Pod, etc... I filed a police report, and submitted a claim to the parking service company which they denied stating that they do not accept liability for personal Items left in the vehicle and stated that this is printed on the back of the ticket. Is there legally any truth to this?
Question answered by ASKBiblitz
If liability waivers had any value, lawyers would starve! That said, however, I don't think you need one in this case. Here's what I'd do:
Write a brief (one-page) letter to valet company outlining the facts just as you have here, asking for remuneration of $500 for missing property. Include an itemized list of replacement values.
Say you're considering filing a complaint with the Manhattan Better Business Burea with copies to various hotels and tourism and visitors outlets in the city to let them know how this particular service treats a good customer. Explain, too, that you travel a great deal for business and that your company as well as your clients would no doubt be pleased to receive a first-hand warning against this particular valet outfit.
Add that you look forward to hearing from company and that while you await word from police, you are reviewing legal options with an atty.
Valet company would probably rather pay than live through the hell you could indeed rain on them in a competitive business environment like Big Pomme. Works for me ... sometimes.
Does anyone out there know how valet parking services make their money?
Do they make their money up front from the customers or do they get paid by the place on a contract? Any idea how to start a valet service? Thanks for your answers.
Question answered by HD
at least in las vegas, the valet service is usually owned by the business. it's a very hard business to get into, you must know someone and be prepared to pay a nice "fee". you can make a lot of $$, but, it will also cost you. some casino's have a contractor run the valet and you have to know someone real
big in the company. even the people who park the cars can make $50,000 and up annually. all tips.
Valet Service responsibility when they damage the car?
My car was damaged by valet service, I noticed the damage and immediately filled the claim with them, and they accepted it. Now they are telling me that I should repair my car in their garage. I drive a VW, and I want the job to be done in VW collision center with original parts and paint. Valet refuses to pay because it's more expensive than a random garage, but I don't see why I should take a risk and repair a car in a place I don't know to save some cash to valet company. Am I reasonable requesting valet company to pay for the authorized service? Is there any law that can be enforced to make them pay?
Question answered by Starlord
You have the right to have your car repaired at a place of your choice, not what the other party offers.
Can an employer force employees to use valet service?
Parking at employer site is inadequate. Employer has arranged for valet service to park employees' and customers' cars at a nearby site. Can employer force employees to use the valet service? No other alternative has been offered the employees aside from the workers parking the cars at the new location themselves and finding their own way back to work. By the way, the new parking location is a bit less than 2 blocks away, and one would have to walk on a busy street to get to work (no sidewalk).
The job already has its own parking lot, which employees park in. They are implementing the valet service due to INADEQUATE parking spaces. Employees are now being forced out of the parking lot PERIOD.
Question answered by chrispkreme333
nothing illegal about this
what is the difference of laundry service and valet service in hotels?
i'm learning english and the meaning of laundry and valet service in dictionaries are the same and they confused me
Question answered by Max Power
Laundry service will clean and press your clothes for you.
Valet service generally refers to people who will park your car for you when you arrive and go get it when you're ready to drive somewhere else.
As a Valet car parker, is it illegal to return cars to owners who are obviously intoxicated?
As a bartender, it is illegal to serve drinks to people who seem or act intoxicated. So is it illegal for valet services to give the keys back to their rightful owners who also seem or act intoxicated?
Question answered by ornery and mean
I couldn't find any section of law that prevents you from turning a car over to an intoxicated person, knowing that they will drive it ... but:
If that driver damages another person's property, injures another person (including their own passengers) or in a worst case scenario kills another person (including one on their passengers) the valet service could find itself on the corespondent list of a very pricey lawsuit.
This is one of those questions that is best answered by a lawyer specializing in business law. If you own a valet service, talk to your lawyer about this issue. If you don't have a lawyer for your business yet ... now would be an excellent time to get one!
What's the best thing to do when the valet wrecks your car?
I realize this might border on a legal issue here but for right now I'm just looking for general advice. Last night my girlfriend went to an event and parked her (black) car using the valet service. This morning when she went to her car in daylight she noticed that the car had been damaged last night while it was in the valet's possession. To make matters worse, the friendly valets decided to try to cover up the damage with black paint. Nice huh?
From a legal perspective I'm not sure what recourse we'll have considering that she had the car over night and didn't notice the damage this morning. However, I'd love to hear any thoughts on the best way to deal with this situation. Our plan is to go to meet with the valet service manager tonight. I'd love to hear ideas as to how best to approach that.
Question answered by Mongo
Yeah, meet with them. And keep that black paint in place to show the coverup. If you don't get satisfaction contact the folks who hired the valet service. If that leads nowhere sue them.
Oh, and many valet services have their drivers bonded. Ask who their bonding company is for the drivers and file a claim on the bond.
I need some information about valet parking?
I am planning an overnight stay in downtown Chicago where there is valet service. Do I need to pick up my car at the same time I check out of the hotel? Or do valets work differently? I need to know in case I have to park my car up in some garage for the day.
Question answered by xpatinasia
"Do I need to pick up my car at the same time I check out of the hotel?"
Is it safe to park your car with a valet?
Lets say you have a nicer car and you are going to an event in a major downtown city. Will your car be safe parking it with the valet service? I always get nervous when I leave my car downtown and out of my sight for a few hours (and at night time).
Question answered by gasman
Tell'ya a little story. In my previous incarnation I was a corporate shill,a tool of 'the man' so to speak. The only time I ever let anyone park my only new car i ever owned was deep in the bowels of a country club where we held our yearly 'holiday party' It was safer than betting that Bill & Hillary sleep in separate rooms. On a side note, this media conglomerate was so cheap they had the party at the end of January to save money. The end of January...what the hell kinda holiday is there then?, St. Cheapos Day? Other than that,I always deal w/ my own automobile on my own terms. Valets? sooner let a starving chimp hold my last slice of banana cream pie.
How Do I Obtain A Map Of A Military Base With Bldg Numbers?
I am starting a dry-cleaning valet service for Camp Pendleton. The base is very large, so I want to designate areas to visit each day. Having bldg numbers will help in this process.
For clarification for those idiots out there:
1. I'm not a terrorist. I'm a US Marine(over 10yrs of active duty service, to date).
2. You can't just call a base. There are literally thousands of numbers on a base to call.
Question answered by QandA
i think the only place you could get a map is from the base. I occasionaly do const. work at the local army base. They usually give me a map with directions to the building I need to goto when I check in at the front gate. sometimes i have to go to the billeting office for keys or more detailed maps. you might try to find the ph # for the billeting office.