What to do about a driver that hit my car and took off?

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What to do about a driver that hit my car and took off?

A police report was filed. The driver was arrested and faces several charges. I received a phone call from his attorney stating that they wanted to make it right by fixing my fender bender, but there was no major damage to get fixed. I believe they are wanting me to drop the charges.

Asked on December 11, 2013 under Accident Law, Georgia

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Legally, it would be inappropriate to drop charges in exchange for monetary payment or compensation. You certainly may accept compensation for any damage or losses you incurred, even if they are minor ones (e.g. scratches or paint damage), or even if you have not yet paid to have them fixed.


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