(Closed) What is wrong with people!!!!! (legal bee question)

posted 9 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Is there damage to your car? If so you can file a report I’m sure.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I don’t see why they say that they can’t do anything if you have her license plate number! That’s crazy!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Omg and the police wouldn’t do anything? I would have been so mad! That does not even sound right. Could you ask to make a report about it?

It seems weird they wouldn’t help you with this. Obviously they can match damage from your vehicle her the other persons … right?

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

!!! He said WHAT? That’s insane! I would definitely try to talk to someone else who may be a little more helpful and a little less RUDE!

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Hmmm people don’t just get away scott free with this kind of stuff. I hope you get some answers, this is ridiculous! make sure it doesn’t end up coming outta your pocket!!!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

OK I refuse to believe that if you got the woman’s license plate number and there is serious damage to your car that there is nothing they can do about it. That seems utterly ridiculous. Lawyer bees where are you? 

I’m sorry about your car 🙁 Car stuff is the worst. (((HUGS)))

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

When you report it to your insurance company give them the licence plate and they will do a DMV search and report it to the DMV and to the person’s insurance, (if she has insurance).  If your insurance pays for your damages, they will look to her or her insurance carrier to pay them back.  If they don’t get paid back they will file an arbitration demand, potentially followed by a lawsuit.

I would also definitely still go down to the police station and file a report for a hit and run.  Honestly it sounds like you were unfortunate to get a few cops who were PMSing today or something because yes, they most certainly had to take a report and inform the DMV.

 

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Maybe she could’ve picked her kid up without crashing into you!!!!! OMG! I can’t believe you have her plates and they aren’t doing anything with that?! I’m def. no legal bee, but that seems way wrong to me.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

Well, while I’m posting on the boards, I’ll answer this question.  I used to work for a personal injury law firm in PA.  I don’t know ANYTHING AT ALL about Texas liability law, but it sounds like it’s probably similar to here.

 

From your posts it sounds like the police filed a report, and you’re making a claim to your insurance company.  While it’s doubtful that the police will bother arresting her, your insurance company will get that report, and they’ll probably deny your claim if they determine that this woman is liable for the damages to your car.  You can either hire an attorney who does property damage law to sort it out for yourself or contact the woman (her info should be on the police report, or, if it’s the same in TX as it is in PA, you can request it from the DMV) and get her insurance info or ask that she file a claim with her insurer.

 

If it turns out she has no insurance, your policy would have to have provisions covering you in the event that you are injured/your car is damaged by an uninsured motorist… but that’s getting into more complicated stuff.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

That happened to me a few months ago, but I only got a partial plate.  They said they would keep an eye out for the car.  When I got the police report back, it said that there would be no additional investigation.  Call you insurace company and give them the lady’s license plate.  Make sure they investigate it!!

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