But, found out they tried to claim all sorts of damages and physical injuries after. So, I guess it was good I had a police report, because otherwise I could not have proved there was no damage. yes, I took pics at the scene.
Oh yes, yes, yes!!! Police reports are so very nice to have.
My very first accident, I was pulling out of my parking space at my apartment complex, didn't see a little car zip up behind me and I hit it. Opps. No damage to my car, but damage to his. The guy said "We were honking at you but you just kept coming out", which, odd cause at the time I didn't have my radio on I would've heard the horn. No big deal we're both calling our insurance companies, everyone is fine. Well as I'm getting my info out of my car random neighbor comes up to me and quietly says "You need to phone the police. He saw you baking out but kept on coming and even drove closer to your car, I'll tell the police what I saw", so I called the police. Originally because it was on private property the guy I hit said "Don't call the police, they can't do anything". Well, they couldn't do much, they didn't ticket either of us, but they did give me a police report and I had the photos I took. My insurance company decided he was as much at fault as I was because had he just stopped (especially since even he said, I saw you coming out), the accident could've been avoided. Apparently he'd done this move before as well.
My second accident was the fault of the guy in front of me. He hit the guy in front of him, which caused me to him and the person behind me to hit me. When we all get out of our cars he starts saying "We need to move the cars, we need to move the cars", well no, because we were already pulled to the side of the road and the person behind me had those safety triangles which she set out so people knew to go around us. And then the first guy comes to tell us he'd already called the police, they were on their way, and make sure everyone was ok. For a guy who'd just gotten in an accident he was pretty calm and relaxed. The guy who caused it says to him "Hey, help me tell these women we gotta move these cars" and the guy says "We aren't impeding traffic, so moving the cars would be leaving the scene of an accident, so no, we aren't moving the cars", he started the lets move sales pitch with me again and said, very firmly, "No, if the cop wants us to move, we'll move. But until then, no", he called me a rude name in spanish and went to sit in his car. Cop shows up, I'm not at fault, woman behind me isn't at fault and the first car isn't at fault. We can all go, no tickets needed and luckily all cars drivable though banged up.
Guy who caused the mess tried to sue me! Damage to his vehicle (front and rear), claimed I was uninsured (nope), I'd messed up his back, and filed a false insurance claim. I handed my lawyer the police report and my photos and all of a sudden the lawsuit went away.