BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Off-Topic Discussions Board
 
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-17-2011, 11:59 PM   #1
mucusmembranesmoist
Private First Class
United_States
3
Rep
112
Posts

 
Drives: 2006 STI, 2011 Jerez Black M3
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: South Jersey

iTrader: (0)

someone backed into our car

My neighbor was getting her house painted and one of the work truck backed into my wife's car that was parked in front of our house on the street. The guy left us a note saying: " I'm sorry I backed into your car. I will pay for the estimate. Here is my name. This is not worth reporting." Guy left his name and phone number.

We did not get home till close to midnight and found the note. Looked at the car and the front bumper is dented and it popped out in our corner. Fog light is off.

Called the guy up and left a message saying "I am glad you left us a note. It is our policy as a family however to report any car/insurance related issues to the cops/insurance.

Guy calls me up this morning mad that I am calling the police and reporting this to the insurance. He says he was honest enough to leave a note and he was more than willing to pay $1600 to the bumper because according to him this is all that would take. I told him that I had a prior experience with someone who also wanted to pay me out of pocket and not involve insurance/police and then I could not find the person and this is why as a rule I report anything. The guy did not want to hear it and proceeded to tell me that if I did not want to get hit I should not park on the street by the neighbor's driveway. I told him that we have been leaving in our house now for two years an nobody has hit me till last night. He then went on to say that he could have just driven away and did not have to leave a note ( my neighbor saw him hit our car so this is probably why he left a note). I told him that how would he like it if this happened to him and his family and someone just left. he did not answer. Anyway, he kept on raising his voice at me telling me what to do. He could have persuaded me to not file a report had he been nicer and did not come at me aggressively. He never once apologize for the hassle he gave me now with no car and have to run around getting an estimate. Also, how dare he tell me how and where to park my car in my own neighborhood.

GRRRR. Just want to vent....
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2011, 12:02 AM   #2
CollinsE90
Where my bitches
CollinsE90's Avatar
United_States
226
Rep
1,927
Posts

 
Drives: Cadillac coupe deville
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: street corner checking profits

iTrader: (0)

__________________
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2011, 12:03 AM   #3
JayKay335i
Banned
Egypt
77
Rep
5,047
Posts

 
Drives: ///M323 DCT
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: North Dakota; its best DUHHHHHH

iTrader: (1)

Should have just got the estimate asked him for a copy of his license when you saw him so you could track him down. I think people who park their cars near the end of other peoples driveways are asshats and asking to get hit.
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2011, 01:45 AM   #4
VinnieAces
Lieutenant Colonel
VinnieAces's Avatar
Canada
21
Rep
1,594
Posts

 
Drives: Imola Red Z4MC
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Ontario, Can

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2006 Z4 M Coupe  [4.75]
i fucken hate when my neighbours or their friends park along the curb that is directly infront of my driveway, fucken hate it, i wanna hit all of their cars with my hummer WHICH is not easy to reverse out when they park like that
__________________
///M - Some Mods 'N Stuff
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2011, 05:01 AM   #5
hks786
Major General
United Kingdom
481
Rep
5,352
Posts

 
Drives: *
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

If I knew the person I would not report it, but in your case I would report it to be safe.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2011, 06:23 AM   #6
NDAPUPR
New Member
1
Rep
12
Posts

 
Drives: 2009.75 Donkey
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Las Vegas/Iraq

iTrader: (0)

Fuck 'em. Report that shit.
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2011, 07:57 AM   #7
BTM
Banned
United_States
172
Rep
10,314
Posts

 
Drives: A///MERICAN!!!
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: A///MERICA!!!

iTrader: (11)

Garage List
How the fuck do you come up with that username
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2011, 09:15 AM   #8
TMNT
Captain
41
Rep
875
Posts

 
Drives: 330ci ZHP
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: VA

iTrader: (0)

Report it.

I was in a similar situation in which I agreed to let the person who hit my car in a parking lot pay out of pocket and not report it. I thought I was being nice and accommodating.

We exchanged numbers/info and it took forever to get the $700 dollars from her. I had to threaten her with court numerous times until she finally paid up after like 6 months. Apparently she didn't have insurance either.

Never again.
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2011, 09:28 AM   #9
Maestro
Captain
44
Rep
905
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 335i Sedan
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Philadelphia

iTrader: (0)

I agree if you have doubts about the guy report it. However, if you got all the information from him and he is willing to pay it out of his pocket, that is always the better way to go. Even if the accident is not your fault, turning them in to you insurance company can count against you. Plus, if the guy does not come through in a day or so you can always report it then. Just tell him he has two days to come up with the cash after you get an estimate, if he does not then you report it.

I personal did this a couple of times, one time I hit someone less than $1000 and I arrange to get it fix and only cost me $500 and the other time someone hit me and they gave me cash, $1200 and I got it fixed for $800, so I got $400 for my pain and suffering.

I have to also agree with the others here, why would you park across from someone driveway, you are asking for problems. In my old place my mail box just happen to be right across from my neighbors drives and 3 of their friend destroyed their trunk lids backing into it. Did not damage the mail box post but did thousand $ of damage to their cars.

The best part the idiots who could seem to figure out how to back out of a driveway tried convincing me it was may fault and I should have paid for their damage.

And no, I did not put the mailbox there, it was the build since it was new home and all mail boxes had to be place at certain location on your property. My house was built first and the neighbor's builder put the driveway in the wrong place
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2011, 09:31 AM   #10
ABQ325i
Private First Class
ABQ325i's Avatar
United_States
2
Rep
158
Posts

 
Drives: 08 E60 535i + 06 E90 330i
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Albuquerque

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2008 535i  [0.00]
2006 330i  [0.00]
Business insurance is more expensive than regular insurance. I am guessing that since he did leave a note that he would have been more than happy to hand over $1600 cash rather than to deal with the hassle and inevitable rate hike. You are in Joisey, don't you guys get raped enough without having to deal with insurance rate hikes over a minor issue?

On the plus side now it will be reported on Carfax so when you go to sell the car you won't have the dilemma of asking yourself whether you should tell the prospective buyer if the car has been in an accident or not
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2011, 09:54 AM   #11
Freakazoid
Captain
Freakazoid's Avatar
36
Rep
967
Posts

 
Drives: Saturn Redline
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Pittsburgh

iTrader: (0)

as people have said, at least give him the chance to make it right. get an estimate and give him a day to pay. if he doesn't, get insurance involved.
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2011, 09:58 AM   #12
UltimateBMW
Brigadier General
UltimateBMW's Avatar
105
Rep
3,287
Posts

 
Drives: MP4
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: South

iTrader: (0)

__________________
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2011, 10:03 AM   #13
UltimateBMW
Brigadier General
UltimateBMW's Avatar
105
Rep
3,287
Posts

 
Drives: MP4
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: South

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mucusmembranesmoist View Post
He could have persuaded me to not file a report had he been nicer and did not come at me aggressively.
Doesn't really sound like it from the below excerpt.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mucusmembranesmoist View Post
I told him that I had a prior experience with someone who also wanted to pay me out of pocket and not involve insurance/police and then I could not find the person and this is why as a rule I report anything.
You seem to be borderline offended when he seemed to be more frustrated with you. In truth, he did do you a favor by leaving a note as most people don't.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2011, 02:27 PM   #14
Inspired
Colonel
Inspired's Avatar
40
Rep
2,254
Posts

 
Drives: 335i
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: California

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Freakazoid View Post
as people have said, at least give him the chance to make it right. get an estimate and give him a day to pay. if he doesn't, get insurance involved.
1. The op is the reason why people is so unwilling to leave notes after they hit someone's car.
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2011, 02:36 PM   #15
Quick6EF
Lieutenant
Quick6EF's Avatar
23
Rep
488
Posts

 
Drives: E92 Space Gray
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Boston

iTrader: (0)

I kinda agree with the OP. I'm not taking my chances - people are fucked up.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2011, 02:48 PM   #16
Hawkeye
Brigadier General
Hawkeye's Avatar
No_Country
44
Rep
3,594
Posts

 
Drives: '07 Z4 si Coupe, '08 R6
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Holland

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
If you get the money up front what is the issue? If you have proof he did it, especially in a work van, that is all you really need. Just say I won't report it if you will sign something saying you are 100% liable for it.
__________________
2007 Z4 3.0si Coupe 6 MT Black Saphire Metallic PP SP Heated M Seats Clutch Stop Stubby
2008 R6 Raven Black GPR Steering Stabilizer Comp Werks FE Hotbodies Flush Mount Blinkers
2008 Nissan Titan XE King Cab Long Bed 4x4 Line-X
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2011, 02:57 PM   #17
Year's_End
RWD only.
Year's_End's Avatar
United_States
334
Rep
12,336
Posts

 
Drives: '08 E92 335i
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: St. Pete, FL

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BTM View Post
How the fuck do you come up with that username
.
__________________
E92 335i: Space Grey|Coral Red|Aluminum Trim

Future Ride: 2015 Mustang GT Premium |Guard|401A|PP|Recaros|6MT
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2011, 04:37 PM   #18
Maestro
Captain
44
Rep
905
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 335i Sedan
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Philadelphia

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ABQ325i View Post

On the plus side now it will be reported on Carfax so when you go to sell the car you won't have the dilemma of asking yourself whether you should tell the prospective buyer if the car has been in an accident or not

yep another down side of reporting it to the insurance. I know when I sold my one car I had work done on because of the accident, it did not show up in the carfax report. I told the guy I had the hood and grill fixed since if he looked closely under the hood you could tell there were new parts.
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2011, 07:27 PM   #19
Freakazoid
Captain
Freakazoid's Avatar
36
Rep
967
Posts

 
Drives: Saturn Redline
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Pittsburgh

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Quick6EF View Post
I kinda agree with the OP. I'm not taking my chances - people are fucked up.
this is exactly the reason why hit and run drivers exist even more now...
at least give the guy a day...
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2011, 07:35 PM   #20
JayKay335i
Banned
Egypt
77
Rep
5,047
Posts

 
Drives: ///M323 DCT
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: North Dakota; its best DUHHHHHH

iTrader: (1)

Across the street from my house a family purchased the lot. They have roughly twice the street space as we do. The lot was the builders lot who owned the development and the land and its probably 2-3x the size of all the other lots in the development. It had 2 smaller houses and a massive barn. They started building and living in one of the smaller houses. For some reason despite all of the sidewalk space in front of their house they decided they were going to park at the foot of our driveway. Not just one car, 3-4 cars bumper to bumper right behind our driveway. After a few weeks of this shit I told them to move before somebody rams their S500 and runs. They're a bunch of cockbags.
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2011, 07:36 PM   #21
BTM
Banned
United_States
172
Rep
10,314
Posts

 
Drives: A///MERICAN!!!
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: A///MERICA!!!

iTrader: (11)

Garage List
CSJ
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2011, 07:37 PM   #22
JayKay335i
Banned
Egypt
77
Rep
5,047
Posts

 
Drives: ///M323 DCT
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: North Dakota; its best DUHHHHHH

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BTM View Post
CSJ
thanks b
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:55 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST