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What is a prove for a hit and run? Is it a hit and run if I didn't notice ? could people claim fake witnesses ?

Norfolk, VA |

My car has a lot of scratches, it's an old car. In the parking lot where I live, somebody left a note in my winshield saying i had hit his car a week ago. I met with them and they showed me pictures of their car, and the scratches on mine. They say the paint matches my car. One of the scratches seems to match. I told them I hadn't hit his car, because i don't think i did. If i did i didn't notice. I told them i would pay if there was a proof it was me. They say they would take it to court. Is there a way to prove it was my car ? Would that be a hit and run if it happens to be my paint ? I Haven't crashed against anything I would have felt it. Could they claim fake witnesses ?

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Sounds like a scam to me. If you didn't hit him, don't pay. They could take you to court, but the cost of filing suit would outweigh any recovery they would get.


This certainly sounds like you should consult a local attorney. Best of luck.

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A local attorney ought to be able to help you muddle through this mess. It feels like a con game.

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Sounds fraudulent. They could be earning a living pulling this con with different people.


Even if the paint is your vehicle's it may be that this other person actually hit you and is trying to coerce you to pay them. It is more likely that the cost of litigating this matter will scare the person from pursuing further action. Sorry that you are dealing with this; best of luck.

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