So recently I got in a VERY minor accident when I rear ended someone at a student parking lot at about 1mph. I’m under 17 and had people in my car. When insurance called, they asked me if i had passengers and I said no. I also said that it is unclear whether the other person had rolled back (since this was on a ramp into a parking lot) and hit my car or I had collided with hers. Now they are contacting witnesses, and they contacted one of my friends who was in my car. Can he refuse to answer their questions? Can he say that he wasn’t in my car? Do they have any valid proof that there were people in my car? Whats the best way to get out of this situation with the most damage control.
They knew to contact my friend because the person I hit used to be a family friend with my friend. They’re not friends anymore as far as i know.
I really hope you guys are right, if you are, a huge amount of stress has just been lifted off of my chest. I wouldn’t even mind paying the up to $500 for repair out of my own money. But I doubt a small paint scratch could cost that much to fix. Yes this whole ordeal is over a minor paint scratch that was mostly wiped away when I wiped it with my thumb.
Ok, I’m considering both options. Since the only damage to this person’s car were very minor paint scratches which came off when i rubbed them a bit. Nothing noticeable from more than a foot away. So I can’t decide if it’s worth it since its not like they have to pay a huge repair if at all. But I’ll probably call the insurance adjuster tommorow. Are their consequences to lying in the first place still?