What to do if 2 nights ago I was backing up in a dark parking lot and when I turned I dented and scratched the car beside me so I left a note?

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What to do if 2 nights ago I was backing up in a dark parking lot and when I turned I dented and scratched the car beside me so I left a note?

The note gave an explanation, my name and my phone number. The girl contacted me later the next day and said that she was fine with leaving insurance out and doing cash. I asked her to get some estimates and let me know. She told me she had 2 estimates done and was on her way to the 3rd. Turns out she lied and has only gotten one but she says it doesn’t matter because her parents want it done there or the dealership. I don’t deal with liars. There is no police report, no claim on insurance, and she does not have my policy or driver’s license. I’m not asking morally but legally can I make her fend for herself?

Asked on July 1, 2015 under Accident Law, Texas

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Legally, you can't make her fend for herself because you are liable for the damage to her car.  

It would be advisable for her to file a property damage claim with your auto insurance company and let your insurance company handle the matter.


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