Minor hit and run. Is this a start of a lot of hassle?

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  • Jamie
    Member

    but am I in for the long haul to get this resolved?

    If the car park has CCTV, and you have a witness, hopefully not. Even if you are, you want to see it through.

    Frankenstein
    Member

    ^^^ spot on.

    Call car park/shop.
    Inform police.
    Inform insurance.

    Get witness details/statement.

    Accidents happen, that’s why we buy insurance and to protect others.
    The other driver did a runner – no need.

    andyl
    Member

    Notify the police and your insurers. The insurers will chase theirs for the money and the police will hopefully go have a word.

    Problem is it needs proving and insurers quite often don’t like hassle and want to go 50:50 at best or in this case just dump it all on you.

    Alternative – get a quote from a bodyshop and see how much it’s going to be. See if the other driver wants to pay up instead of claiming – get their details from the police.

    Premier Icon Speshpaul
    Subscriber

    from experiance of this happening to 3 people i know a bobby knocking on their front door normally makes them willing to sort out the insurance.

    but don’t let them skin the the door, either a new door or beat and fill the original. Replacement skins are never good news, fit – rusting etc.

    As long as the witness is reliable it shoup be ok. Contact police asap. Happend to my old m
    an. It all got sorted fairly easily and women got done for leaving the scene.

    PeterPoddy
    Member

    In short? No. It’s not too hard to get their insurance details. I had similar the other week in the bike. I now have all his details via the police.

    fanatic278
    Member

    The wife’s car got hit at a car park today in Exeter city centre. The culprit left the scene, but a witness took the registration and left a note on our windscreen. A bit of simple detective work and I find out it’s a 2003 Nissan Almera with valid tax.

    The police haven’t been properly involved yet (wife couldn’t get through on the phone). But we’ll head to the station tomorrow morning.

    So what’s the best plan of action from here? I want the damage fixed, but am I in for the long haul to get this resolved?

    fanatic278
    Member

    I should add that the witness left an anonymous message.

    Here’s hoping it’s as smooth a ride as some of you suggest!

    Jamie
    Member

    I should add that the witness left an anonymous message.

    …and any CCTV?

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