Very minor car accident
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|Aug 23rd, 2008, 09:42 AM||#1|
Very minor car accident
My friend posts on here a lot and after just going on here every so often I have finally made an account! I hope you guys can help me out.
I have a bit of an problem I'm sure your all familiar with, a car accident.
In nut shell I was driving on Route 18 in New Brunswick; if your a Rutgers student or ever had the misfortune of having to drive on that road you know its a complete mess.
So a few days ago I was getting off one of the poorly designed exits (in the heat of the ongoing, never ending, construction) with a stop sign in front of a fairly new (2-3 year old) SL500 Mercedes. Just when I think the guy was about to go back on the high way he stops abruptly when he sees a jeep about to pass him.
Now the problem starts, I was looking as the jeep while I was inching forward, putting some gas on the petal of my Civic Si (2005), not even leaving the clutch half up and rear ended him. After pulling over, I found no damage to my Si and slight abrasions to the lower end of bumper of the SL500. (were talking about the screws from the license plate scratching the bumper enough to see some marks.)
We didn't call the cops and just exchanged basic info, address, telephone, and license plates. No insurance card info or cops were involved. On top of that no pictures were taken. (I was a fool to not do that, and only realized the mistake after driving away) He was driving his wife's car so it seemed he didn't want to start any problems.
What do you think I should do in this situation? I figure (He left a message late last night) I work it out and have it buffed out or something. But I could play devil's advocate and technically do nothing and deny it from being my problem (as scummy as that sounds) I want to do the right thing, but I feel like the guy could be an prick and over charge me, making a profit it he gets a high "estimate"...
Thanks you in advance for any advice.
|Aug 28th, 2008, 08:30 PM||#2|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Re: Very minor car accident
Look for the other driver's license plate number, make, and model. There's a chance that the other driver may drive off, so it's good to immediately look at the back of their car, say their license plate number out loud, and keep repeating it until you can write it down. Look for witnesses. If the accident happened in sight of a pedestrian, shop, or other drivers, ask them to stay on the scene until the police arrive so that they can provide statements. If possible, get their name and phone number.
File a claim with your insurance company.
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