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Good morning, I hope you can help me. I was driving my car home recently and another car ran into the back of me producing a small scrape to the paint work. The driver stopped me further down the road and claimed I was at fault for this collision and should pay for his repairs. When I looked at the damage to his car it was badly dented. Not only would this amount of damage be impossible to have been caused by this very light contact between the cars but it was on the side of his car which had not been in contact with mine.

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I will send you photos . His insurance company are threatening me via recovery agents for $2,141.99. I am very worried.

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I don’t think so.

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Only that I am Chinese lady and my English is not great and so a friend is helping me.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Consumer Protection Law
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thank you for your response. I do not believe this claim is correct. I think the other party is st fault as they drove their car into the back of mine. Also I don’t believe that the position of the damage or the extent can be the result of this very minor collision. I think this claim is made under false premises in order to get some previous damage rectified. The collection agency for the other parties insurance company is chasing me hard for payment which I don’t feel is correct. Please advise as to the best response. Thank you.
Consumer Protection Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

i understand. Have you contacted your own insurance company regarding this matter?

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