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What do you do when your parked car got hit?

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2007-04-14 01:11:30
2007-04-14 01:11:30

Unless you have seen the person hit your car, there isn't much you can do about it unfortunately. It's best to just get the damage repaired at your own cost. File a police report and take pictures of the damage. Get information from the driver who hit you and from any witnesses. If you skip any of these steps, collecting insurance could be more difficult. Even if the other driver is gone, you could be blamed for causing the crash and leaving the scene, as part of a fraud scheme (they return after they see you leave, and they call the police). Your word against theirs, and you're the one who gets arrested.

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