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If they did not want the police involved, there may be a chance they didn't have license, insurance, or either. i would not give them a dime. not one cent. if i were u, i would get a legal oppinion. * In most states police do not get involved in minor accidents when there are not injuries or mitigating circumstances such as someone being under the influence. Apparently information was exchanged since the other involved party knew how to contact you. The best option is to obtain assistance from your insurance provider. An attorney cannot give you advice on a situation that has yet to become a legal issue. As noted, it would be very unwise for the involved party to make any agreement or payment until he or she has consulted with their insurance agent.

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Q: What should you do when you are involved in an accident where the other party did not want to involve the police but they contacted you later requesting payment for damages?
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