Am I responsible if someone says that my car door hit their car?

A lady in a car parked next to me says that my passenger (neighbor’s 12 year old daughter) hit her car with my car door. I did not see or hear this and the child does not remember if she accidentally did this or not. Since the lady insisted, I gave her my phone number. When she had her husband call, they told me that hey got estimates and the lowest one was for $478. I told them I would not pay since I did not know that any damage occurred from my car (I did not witness it). Now they are driving past my house and sending certified mail. I am concerned since I never gave my address.

Asked on March 20, 2012 under Accident Law, California


Hong Shen / Roberts Law Group

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Talk to the passenger to find out whether she hit her car. Ask for proof from the lady. You should let your insurance company to handle this.

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