San Francisco, CA asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for California

Q: Car hit while legally parked - can't get police report. Can't get car fixed.

Car hit while parked. My insurance doesn't cover. SF police won't give me police report [Gov't Code 6254(f)] so I don't know who is responsible so I can't contact their insurance. Can't afford even an estimate. Car not drivable as-is. No one was in my car so "personal injury" lawyers won't touch it. I seriously don't know what to do. I can't even afford to junk the car and get another.

5 Lawyer Answers
Steven M. Sweat
Steven M. Sweat
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If you have collision coverage, your insurance should cover this incident.

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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: YOU NEED GUIDANCE FROM A LAWYER IN THE SF AREA.

I AM IN PALM SPRINGS.

OUT HERE WE WOULD GET THE POLICE REPORT WITHIN 10 DAYS.

I NORMALLY GO TO THE POLICE STATION AND ASK FOR THE FACE SHEET THAT SHOWS WHO THE PARTIES AND INS CO ARE

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Contact your councilman as to not getting a copy of the police report. Was there a camera in the area?

In the meantime if not driveable you need to get it towed to your house or a relative's house. As to junking the car, often a junkyard will take the car if you sign over the title. If so take lots of photos. If a hit-and-run, that is why people have collision.

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William John Light
William John Light
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: It sounds like there is/was an ongoing criminal investigation. Otherwise, as a victim of the hit and run, you should be able to get the report. Get some clarification from the PD as to whether you can obtain the report when the investigation is concluded.

Christian Braid Pezzaglia
Christian Braid Pezzaglia
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • San Jose, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You may want to contact the district attorney’s office, see if anyone has been charged and if a prosecutor has been assigned. Their liaison should be able to tell you if there is a victim witness assistance fund from which you can make claim. They may also be able to tell you how to get a copy of the police report while the case remains active.

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