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"In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate." - Asimov
"Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you." - Ovid
If you're in pain now, go get looked at. X rays, too.
I'm sorry that happened to you. And it doesn't matter if the other driver had their signal on, it was an illegal traffic manuever. She shouldn't have done that! TOTALLY HER FAULT.
Please tell me you filled out an accident report.
Never no matter how minor an accident is, leave an accident scene without filling out a report.
There are just too many dishonest people out there.
If the accident is her fault, you have not proof without it, and now you are missing work for the car issue, you should be reimbursed for it.
You should also see a Dr for the neck and back pain. When our adrenaline is pumping we don't realize how hard we were hit, until the next day, or second day after.
If you have proof it's her fault then her insurance has to pay medical bills, and any related days off work from missing secondary to pain.
If the accident were your fault it prevents you from being sued or her making false claims of injury. There are plenty of folks out there willing to do this.
(((and feel better))))
My insurance will not cover a 2 party accident with no police involvement.
Years ago, did the exchange info, it was all false from the other person. No police report. My car had a bent frame. Very expensive lesson.
I ♥ my Husband!!!
Her information is legitimate. She and I texted phone number info back and forth and she is actually with my same insurance company. I took photos of he license plate which matched her registration and the insurance card.
Worst case scenario is that I'm out $250 deductible. I have accident forgiveness on this.
I'm not in a lot of pain, just minor discomfort. I won't be able to see a doctor until next week. If I'm still in pain, I will do it then.
ETA: Yes, I took pictures of the scene and both vehicles with my phone.
[This message edited by hurtbs at 10:06 AM, April 17th (Thursday)]
This happened to me when I moved in August. My first weekend here I got hit in a parking lot. A long scrape on the side of my car, just a ding to the woman's fender. We exchanged ins info, called our companies on the spot, took pics.
I was pulling forward into a parking spot; she didn't see me coming up and made a sharp turn into my space; she never saw me. I couldn't hit my horn because I was turning to avoid her.
To make a long story a headache, she filed a police report after the fact. A PO called to get my side of the story and basically ripped me a new one, saying her car couldn't have driven sideways- WTF? In any event, my company didn't fight it and I was found 80% at fault. FML.
Just to give you guys an idea of the lack of police involvement, they have been passing statutes left and right that police no longer respond to:
Robberies after the fact
Muggings with no injuries if no suspects
Vehicle accidents with no injuries that are not on US Highways
With crimes (even violent ones) that have no suspects, they expect you to file a report online or in person. However, anything deemed "Civil" such as landlord disputes and car accidents, they won't even take a report. It's crazy.
Miami police are inundated with a lot of serious crime (like drugs, murders, gangs, etc) and have had their budget repeatedly sliced and cops laid off. It's insane!
[This message edited by hurtbs at 10:20 AM, April 17th (Thursday)]
NOPE NO WAY. I got screwed and so didy insurance company. False claim of injury for a parking lot accident. I told my co to fight it they did and won.
But what a hassle.