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Old 07-31-2018, 05:19 AM   #1
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I had a fender bender with another car at night. My car hit another car from the rear. Since were both intoxicated, no police were called on the scene. we exchanged telephone numbers.
Am i legally liable for the repairs on another guys car?
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You caused the accident. You were drunk. You are an idiot. So is the other driver for that matter.

What do you think exchanging phone numbers will do? Either you report the accident or you don't.
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Am i legally liable for the repairs on another guys car?
Yes. You are.
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Old 08-01-2018, 03:18 PM   #4
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I wish to inform you that because all states have their own unique rules about when a report must be filed. For example, Massachusetts requires that an accident report is filed if someone was injured or if there was more than $1,000 in property damage. In Alabama, however, a report is necessary when an accident results in death, personal injury or more than $250 in damage to any one property owner. It is the laws of your state which will have jurisdiction in the matter. If a lawsuit for damages is filed against you, then you may contact a local attorney and seek guidance.

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Old 08-03-2018, 04:14 AM   #5
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Also, if you hit the car from the back, normally the presumption is that you were at least partially at fault. But the other driver may not want to appear in court to argue any such case.
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But the other driver may not want to appear in court to argue any such case.
Why would you say that? Why would you think that a court would even get involved? The vast majority of collision cases never even get close to a court room.
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It doesn't seem the insurers are involved...
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It's funny I saw two cars hit each other in Florida one night (one rear ended the other) and then after about 30 seconds both just slowly drove away. I was wondering what on Earth was going on. But I guess it was probably the same type of thing, neither driver wanted to be at the scene of an accident.
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It's funny...
Yes, hilarious.

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If both cars have insurance the damage will cover by it. If you have dispute a police report is a must.
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