I hit another car, damaged my front end and their back bumper. gave them my insurance info, but the police were not called. Will i be held responsible

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Insurance Question from Davie, FL

Asked on 10/30/2012

I hit another car, damaged my front end and their back bumper. gave them my insurance info, but the police were not called. Will i be held responsible NULL

Answer given on November 01, 2012

If you caused an auto accident and did damage to the other party’s car, then you are responsible for the damages that you caused. Even if the police were not called, it does not change the responsibility for the damage. Often times, police will not come out if there is no injury involved, so the fact they weren’t called, is irrelevant.You should call your agent or insurance company and report the claim. Give them the information you have on the other driver so they can contact them. If you do not have their information, still report the incident so your insurance company can set up a claim. If the other party calls you, tell them to talk to your insurance company. If you have a claim number, give it to the other party so they can use it when they call your insurance company. Do not try to get involved in the settlement. let your insurance company handle it.

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