I was crossing the entrance to a parking lot when a guy pulled into the parking lot and hit me with his car. We didn't call the police and he was very helpful and luckily I walked away with no injuries other then some soreness. I went to the hospital the day after it happened and had some xrays done and they came back fine. Not sure what steps I should take now.
If you have no injuries why file a report? Get checked out by an orthopedist and make sure there are no bone injuries and if not then you are done.
Your bills should be paid through his Personal Injury Protection(PIP) coverage. You would have to fill out some forms from his insurer. In addition to the hospital bill, look for a radiology bill. The doctors who read the x-rays usually bill separately. Even if the hospital has the correct PIP insurer information, it may not get to the radiology billing people. Consult a qualified lawyer if you have further questions.
The police may not even consider taking a report since you waited this long. They usually like to investigate the accident at the scene.
Since you live in Massachusetts, you should have no-fault medical coverage available through either your car insurance or the other person's car insurance. I would contact your insurance company first and make a report.
Then, consult with a personal injury attorney before speaking with the other person's insurance company. You can use the "Find a lawyer' link at the top of the screen for the names of some attorneys in your area.
If you don't meet the "tort threshold" in Massachusetts, you won't have a claim for pain and suffering damages. For soft-tissue injuries, that generally means you have to incur two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) in related medical expenses. Even if you don't meet the threshold, however, the driver's insurer will pay your related medical expenses under PIP coverage, as pointed out by a previous attorney. You may have to contact the insurer to make sure they send you the PIP application. I don't think you need to file a report with the police.
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