Chicago, IL asked in Car Accidents for Illinois

Q: My car was involved in an accident a side swipe at the scene I gave my information the other party pulled off

The other party didn’t give me there information a couple weeks after the accident this young lady contacted me via Facebook and got my cell from local people sending me threats of what’s she’s going to do if I don’t cough up money for her car after we went back n forth a moment of who’s at fault she said she didn’t make a claim since she has no insurance and if I don’t pay her cash she’s going to the police and tell them I hit her and ran which I can’t understand for the life in me how if u have all my information at this point it’s been a month and she’s still harassing me and threatening me

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Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Why are you admitting to a hit and run, in a public forum? You gave the other driver your information because you were at fault. You were obligated to get the other driver's information and you should have made a police report and turned it in to your insurance company. The only reason someone would not do that is if they did not have insurance and were afraid of paying for the ticket, a possible suspension, and sky-high insurance IN ADDITION to fixing the other car.

Pay for the repairs, get insurance, and be grateful that you "dodged the bullet." Next time, EXCHANGE information AND make a police report AND advise your carrier.

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