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

Answers:

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.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.