car accident question?
Today, someone hit my car while they were backing up. They could only pay me $150 at the moment since they didn’t have any cash on themselves. I wanted to call the police but it was there boss's car and they didn’t have insurance. We talked and agree on the price of $450 since I called the car retailer and they said it would be around that to fix my car. But they paid me $150 today and said they will transfer $300 tomorrow. But the problem is they gave me a phone number to text and I took a picture of the license plate and license. Am I doing something wrong? Are the people that hit my car going to run or something since they live in another state.
- AnonymousLv 79 months ago
Most likely, $450 isn't anywhere near enough to pay for the damages. Good luck getting the other $300.
- Obi Wan KnievelLv 710 months ago
Oh yeah, you did something wrong. You did a lot of things wrong, in fact.
- lucyLv 710 months ago
Insurance "follows" the car, (bosses) who owns it, not the driver.
An insurance company would never accept a "verbal" quote of the price to fix, but a written estimate before it would pay for the damages.
The good news is that you got a picture of the license plate. You can still file a police report of the accident and the police can look up the plate to see who the boss shows is the insurance on the vehicle.
Odds are you will be blocked on the text and won't see the extra money. Anytime people choose to not call the police and decide to "negotiate" at the scene will get burned.Source(s): retired auto adjuster
- Anonymous10 months ago
Please give me your name and phone number. I have about 3 miles of freeway near the ocean for you to buy. If you deposit $1500 on my Cayman account, I will give you a 15% discount but that offer is only for today.
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- RichardLv 710 months ago
You goofed big time. You should have called the police to get the incident documented. It is definitely possible that the other party will stiff you.
- BortLv 610 months ago
This is insurance fraud.
- Anonymous10 months ago
Interesting....you got a quote for bodywork over the phone ,sketchy.
You should have called the police.
Have fun chasing them down to get the additional money.
- babyboomer1001Lv 710 months ago
Yes, you did something wrong. You broke the law and accepted a bribe. REPORT the accident. It is very likely that you are not going to get any more money out of them. Even if you do, you should have called the police and reported it - that's the law, and it protects you.Source(s): Certified Paralegal, with 25+ years' experience.
- CarmenLv 510 months ago
A wise person sees danger and protects themselves if any information was provided that’s a start but not always a guarantee of benefits but as mentioned always call the police to avoid more unnecessary issues later whoever wiser will think pass dollars signs because regardless of what money was exchanged at the scene the law was broken and 2 wrongs don’t make it right you reap what you sow if you’re not honest .
- .Lv 710 months ago
Yes. Anytime you have an accident, you need a police report. That helps you get all the information you need.