I was driving and some lady opened her door so fast I clipped her on my passenger side and her door now looks like a lamborgini. What are the process in this claim?
Need more info. Is she trying to get you to pay for her door? Are you trying to get her to pay for damage to your vehicle? Were you ticketed for no insurance/ license? Step 1 will be to stop driving until you have a license and insurance.
I agree with my colleague ... More info is needed here. Were the police called? Did you get a ticket?
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The lady whose door you hit will likely make a claim with her insurer, if she is insured. You may receive correspondence from her insurer seeking reimbursement for repair costs. If you believe you were not at fault, explain to the insurance adjuster your position. Under the brief facts you provided, you may be found at fault.
I agree with you, and disagree with those answers that suggest that you were at fault here. California law expressly states that someone must make sure the coast is clear before opening their car door into a traffic lane. That said, your failure to have insurance puts you in a difficult situation. You are in the right, but you don't have a lawyer to make sure that the case is resolved in the proper manner. You're going to have to do that yourself. Let me know if you want the citation to the California statute that I referred to above. If the other driver's insurance company tries to make a claim against you, you can cite to that statute and tell them to go away.
The best thing to do is to seek out advice of a personal Injiry attorney to help walk you through the process. If you are injured the attorney will help you figure out the remedies available. If you are not injured, a good attorney can still explain the next best step, but he or she will require more detail information
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