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My Brothers Parked Car Was Hit In A Parking Lot, And Now The Person Who Hit It Refuses To Pay. What Can We Do?

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My Brothers Parked Car Was Hit In A Parking Lot, And Now The Person Who Hit It Refuses To Pay. What Can We Do?

Postby Cyneric » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:22 am

We were at a lake inside our mothers gated community and a gentleman approached my brother saying he had just backed into his car. My brother went over to assess the damage and the guy gave him a business card and said that the vehicle was a company vehicle and that he would pay for the damage out of pocket because if he turned it in to their insurance he would lose his job for A) being in an accident and B) using the vehicle (And the gas card) to travel 100 miles out of town on a day he was not working.

My brother obliged, and got a quote to send to the gentlemen. When he called the guy wouldn't answer. Eventually my dad tried calling and the guy answered saying that he had no money, no insurance, and the truck was not a company vehicle and he refuses to pay.

We don't have ANY information about this guy aside from what was on his business card, which was just basic contact information and his contractors number. What can we do to get this guy to pay up?
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My Brothers Parked Car Was Hit In A Parking Lot, And Now The Person Who Hit It Refuses To Pay. What Can We Do?

Postby Fitzgilbert » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:07 pm

Not a great deal as its private property, however if there is clear evidence of a particular person being responsible, then you can sue them / their insurance company.

This is an 'Owner liability' issue and will be down to the owner to nominate the driver at the time.
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My Brothers Parked Car Was Hit In A Parking Lot, And Now The Person Who Hit It Refuses To Pay. What Can We Do?

Postby odhert48 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:27 am

Contact the Police and ask them - they've helped me solve a similar problem by paying the person who hit my car a visit.
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My Brothers Parked Car Was Hit In A Parking Lot, And Now The Person Who Hit It Refuses To Pay. What Can We Do?

Postby Curran » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:39 pm

You should definitely speak with Law Enforcement, but you may have a hard time making a claim since you chose not to make a claim when the accident happened.


Basically, when your brother agreed to accept cash, your brother was also agreeing to release the guy from any liability.
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My Brothers Parked Car Was Hit In A Parking Lot, And Now The Person Who Hit It Refuses To Pay. What Can We Do?

Postby Hymie » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:41 pm

Find his car and inflict some damage on it.

Or, call the police and tell them he is not insured. Did you get all the car details? The reg, time, date, record the conditions, etc?
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