Hit a parked car, feel awful :(

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Well you did the right thing by leaving a note. How much damage was there? Their insurance company should contact your insurance company and they’ll take care of it.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

CanadianBride456:  Well the fact you put a note on the car is HUGE. Accidents happen and at least you are being kind about it to the other guy, you know? I’d feel badly, too, but accidents happen. I got hit once in a parking lot and the police said there was nothing they could do, it was private property. The girl gave me her insurance even though her MOTHER told her not to. Turns out, she didn’t even have insurance and I had to eat the $1000 repair. So YOU are being adult and nice aobut it. My ex-husband rolled and totally TWO cars. Now for THAT I was peeved!

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

ehh, that’s what bumpers are for.  How much damage could you have done while parking?  You couldn’t have been going very fast right?  This happens ALL the time, and is pretty much expected when I lived in the city and no one left notes.  No one would even waste time fixing it cause it would just happen again before you know it. 

I mean one guy hit my husbands car hard enough that his front plate fell off, and they were “nice enough” to pick it up and leave it on his car for him, but no info was left.  Hazards of city living.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

These things happen, you left a note so all you do is move on (and try not to do it again!).  I’ve  been on both sides of this situation and it sucks but in the grand scheme of things is not a big deal.  At least no one got hurt!!!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Don’t feel low. You’d be low if you hit it and then took off. That happened to me. I would have been so thankful to have found a note. My entire trunk was smashed in and inoperable, and I never was able to get it fixed.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

CanadianBride456:  Girl don’t feel bad. Shit happens! Its not a big deal.

The exact same thing happened to me a few months ago in the parking lot at work. I felt so bad all day. It really ended up not being a big deal at all. That’s why we have bumpers and insurance right?

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

You did the right thing by leaving a note, but the damage couldn’t be that extensive if you were just parking. Regardless, it’s just one of the risks of driving. Hopefully the other side doesn’t overreact. 

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My car was recently hit and run while parked. And I’m talking hit hard enough that it was up on the sidewalk. The part that makes me so annoyed in dealing with it all is that the person took zero responsibility for what they did. You did the right thing and left a note. These things happen and I think most people understand. That you feel so awful just shows you’re a caring person 🙂 Hope you feel better soon!

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by  MissAusten.
Post # 11
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Blushing bee

 

MissAusten:  I can imagine how bad that was! I have seen this damage on a car parked that was parked on my street, and it looked terrible!  

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Don’t feel bad! you left a note – that’s really awesome of you. I’ve two pretty sizable dents in my car from getting hit while I was parked and no one left me a note. 

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

At least you left a note! Someone hit my car in my parking lot at work and didn’t leave a note. Luckily, someone who saw it happen left a note with the plate info and her phone #. Turns out it was a coworker who hit my car!

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

Hey, at least you left a note. My car has been smashed to pieces by other people. I’ve had both wingmirrors off, the back dented, the side reversed into, and scratch marks about a foot long left down the side. None of those guys ever left a note for me to find.

My advice? Ask the other party to get quotes for the damage and give them to you before they notify their insurance, or you notify yours. Because this will go on your permanent driving record, it will almost certainly work out cheaper in the long run NOT to involve the insurers. That way you can just pay the garage directly, and then pretend it never happened.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

lovelyheart:  It was! The insurance company considered writing off my car but fortunately decided to repair it. 

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