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Old 01-11-2015, 02:21 PM
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Another reason to have a bumper guard

Long story short, I just left the winter meetup (awesome time with an awesome crew) and had to stop in BK for a minute and on my way home I met with a hit and run.

I guess going the speed limit isn't fast enough for some people, so the person that was tailgating me decided to swerve around me and back in my lane to be an asshole (I maintained the same speed of 35 mph), but cut it to close and ended up running into the front left of my car. Next red light, I jump out and survey the damage, but alas, just her paint on my bumper guard. I for sure thought it was going to be bad, but absolutely nothing on my car with the exception of her paint on the guard. I pull ahead of her and stop short and get out again after she took off, but this time the person that she cut off to get around me and witnessed the whole thing had a chance to stop too. I walk to her passenger side and notice a pushed in quarter panel and about a 10 inch DEEEEP scratch on it. She claimed it was my fault until the witness and her whole family got out and said "I saw what you did you piece of shit and I will stay here till the cops come to be a witness".. Then, her tune changed and she apologized up and down and said "no damage to your car but mine is ****ed up....can we forget this happened". Of course I said no and took her to info down.

So, I want to report it, but since there is no damage to my car and karma took care of hers, do I call the cops and make a report? If I do, will they report it to carfax for my car? I mean, zero damage to my car, so it would be basically me putting the screws to her for trying to run from an accident that she caused...

So, what would you guys do?

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Re: Another reason to have a bumper guard

And what if she had done that to a vehicle with kids in it and that vehicle wrecked and kids were injured or worse.

Yes you report it, the more a-holes we can get off the street the better. She deserves whatever happens to her.
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And what if she had done that to a vehicle with kids in it and that vehicle wrecked and kids were injured or worse.

Yes you report it, the more a-holes we can get off the street the better. She deserves whatever happens to her.
I was thinking along the same lines but out of a selfish reason, would my carfax be affected?
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Old 01-11-2015, 05:19 PM
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Re: Another reason to have a bumper guard

I doubt that would have a negative impact on Carfax. And yes, reporting it is the right thing to do.

In police training, we had an instructor ask us if we would give a speeding ticket to a friendly, pretty girl. A lot of the guys laughed and said no, just a warning. The instructor said that he always gave them a speeding ticket. His reasoning was that they most likely had batted their eyelashes or cried their way out of a couple already by the time he stopped them for doing it.

LOL... he probably was right.
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Re: Another reason to have a bumper guard

Since the other person who had damage will likely report it you should as their insurance may call you if the ahole denies it. You also need to guard against her changing here story again and trying to say you hit her. You never know what attorney "friend" she will have, etc...

Odds are with the other driver reporting it your VIN may get sucked in anyway. Here is the official Carfax data source info...

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Since the other person who had damage will likely report it you should as their insurance may call you if the ahole denies it. You also need to guard against her changing here story again and trying to say you hit her. You never know what attorney "friend" she will have, etc...

Odds are with the other driver reporting it your VIN may get sucked in anyway. Here is the official Carfax data source info...

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Funny thing about that is she didn't ask me for any of my info or take down my plate.. She got really upset when the witnesses came over to her and told her that they saw everything and that she could of hurt his kids bc of her driving.. As that was happening i looked at her car then asked her for her info.. She never asked me for mine or anything.. She knew she was ef'ed.
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Re: Another reason to have a bumper guard

Greetings,


Report it ASAP.


Best for now.
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Re: Another reason to have a bumper guard

On one hand, you should report it in case she comes back with "oh my neck" type of thing. You want to protect yourself from FALSE claims by this person (or is that JUST a Miami and big city thing?).

On the other hand, if she never got your information and you have her information AND the information from the witnesses then perhaps you just clean your bumper rubber and move on.

I would probably just let it go if I had all the information just in case. Police in big cities won't even come out for something like that to do a report. As long as you can fix it with little effort to your satisfaction, I'd probably just let it go.
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Re: Another reason to have a bumper guard

Agree with the rest, definitely report it. The fact that she tried to blame you first, and only changed her tune when multiple witnesses told her she was wrong, tells me that she is not the type of person you should feel guilty over. Report it to your insurance. That way, if she tries to play games, you let your insurance deal with her. Thats what you pay them for.

Did you get the witness's information? Your insurance company would love to have that with your report.

Once, I tried to cut someone a break and not report something. She backed into my vehicle at work (she worked on the 2nd floor, I work on the 1st) while I was still in the office. She sat in the parking lot and waited for me to come out. She and her van had put a soft ball sized depression into my passenger side, rear quarter panel of my pickup, along with a nice six inch deep scratch leading up to it. She was nice at first, had all her information written down for me on a notepad, and handed it to me. Asked if she and her husband could pay out of pocket, avoid the whole insurance hike. Since she was so nice up front, and waited, I said sure.

I went and got estimates from a few body shops, and they were all about the same. Roughly $800 in paint and labor. On the estimates were some labor figures for taking off my bumper and tonneau cover before the paint job, and putting them back on afterwards. She took the copies I gave her, and politely stated she would have her husband look at them. I said OK.

Turns out he worked for the state department of transportation a number of years ago (retired), so I guess he thought he knew everything about vehicle repair. They sent me a nasty email, telling me they would not pay for a new bumper or tonneau cover (they obviously didn't know how to read an auto repair estimate), offered me $100 for the repair, and that they had consulted their lawyer about it.

I turned it into my insurance (not as a claim, just as a "this gal hit me, she admitted fault, here's her insurance info"). Two days later, my car was in the shop getting fixed, on their insurance's dime.

Sorry for the long story, but morale is: don't feel sorry for her, at all. Clearly her fault, turn her in, at least to your insurance. Even if its only some paint work on your guard, that will put it squarely on the books as being her fault, not yours, so that she can't come back at you at some later point.

Statue of limitations on this type of thing are typically a few years or more, depending on your state. You don't want her coming back four years from now and suing you for something that was clearly not your fault, but she needs some money, so she tries to paint it as such.
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Re: Another reason to have a bumper guard

CB, I would report it, especially given there is a witness. It's not about the damage so much, but about the safety aspect of things. As someone already pointed out, suppose someone actually got hurt?
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Re: Another reason to have a bumper guard

Report it.

And in the future...
Here in MN, minor accidents do not require police presence, but you must exchange info and file report AND you must have insurance.

Take the other person's info and BEFORE you let them go call their insurance agent/company to confirm the person has valid insurance.

I made the mistake of taking the other person's info, but didn't confirm valid insurance (she had a card stating her insurance was up to date) and the damage (deductible) ended up coming out of my pocket. I was not a happy camper and called State Patrol after the fact and filed a report and noted that she had presented me with an insurance card, but was actually driving without valid insurance.

Would have been much more simple to simply wait for State Patrol to show up and give her the fine/ticket right away.
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Re: Another reason to have a bumper guard

can we see a pic of your bumper guard?
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