Portland, OR asked in Car Accidents for Oregon

Q: I’m a victim of a hit and run. I’m 99% sure it was my neighbors friend who backed up in to it.

My neighbor acknowledges the car but denies knowing who it belongs to, which is complete bs. I’ve seen the car parked in his driveway multiple times. What can I do?

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Virgil Royer
Virgil Royer
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Salem, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: First, I am very sorry for you being a victim of a hit and run. I know the frustration. Second, being 99% sure isn't the same as 100%. I assume that you have some type of evidence that supports your theory. Third, if you have a strong belief that it could be your neighbor's friend, you should call the local police and discuss with them what happened and see if they are wiling to investigate. You could write down the license plate number when you see the car again and the police will easily be able to determine the ownership of the vehicle. It is a complicated matter because you don't want to create problems with your neighbor and if it turns out that your problem cannot be solved, you run the risk of creating more turmoil.

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