I accidentally scratched a car while attempting to park in a Wal-Mart car park. I looked for damage and saw a few small scratches, panicked and drove away, without taking or leaving any details. What can I do, what's the worst that could happen, and what is likely to happen?
What can you do?
Unless you took down the plate number and can locate the owner, you will have little or no chance of finding her/him.
What is the worst that can happen?
Worst case for you is if owner can get ahold of wal-mart video tape, ID your plate, and notify his/her insurer. VERY, VERY unlikely.
What is likely to happen?
Nothing. Ever. Owner may contact his/her insurance company and they will fix hIs car.
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