This morning my mother in law sent me to the bank to send money to a driver. On the way back in pulled into the gate that was ment for cars to exit not enter and I accidently hit the other side and broke it. I was scarred and ddnt say nothing but how much would it be to fix it? Will I need a lawyer? Can I go to jail for that?
It's impossible to say how much it might cost-although I'm guessing you know you shouldn't go in the exit gate. My personal advice would be to contact the complex and offer to pay for any needed repairs. Or you could simply wait. It's possible the damage could be considered vandalism, but the punishment would likely be determined by the dollar amount of damage.
It is important to behave responsibly and take responsibility for your actions. You caused damage to someone else's property. You did not do it intentionally, so you don't have to worry about criminal charges. However, you did leave without reporting it and that's not good. You should contact the property owner and explain what happened. You will need to give them your contact information and insurance information. If you had insurance on the vehicle you were driving, the insurance company will pay the damages. Unless the property owner says the damage was minimal and he does not expect any restitution, you should also report it to the insurance company so they can set up a claim. Good luck.
If you or the owner of the car have insurance, it should pay for the damage. provide ins info to the owner of the gate.
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