My mum was reversing out of parking space and bumped a company van - lightly enough not to mark her car at all - hard enough to crack a light lens on the van. The van was parked outside the company's office so she went in and fessed up - exchanged details, asked them to get a price for fixing the lens and she's settle up. The boss wasn't in but she was assured they'd get back to her.
A couple of weeks pass no news - then today - solicitors letter advising of a trip to hospital for whiplash treatment, for an incident that related to an empty, stationary vehicle.
I haven't seen the letter yet so not clear whether its the company or an individual making the claim, also not sure at this stage whether is an insurance co making the claim or a no-win-no-fee bandit.
So - what are people's experiences in similar circumstances?