I was driving a sedan and was waiting on lights on a road in Florida. Suddenly a lady in an SUV turned from right most lane and hit the back of my car(passenger back side). I bumped my head on the wheel due to the impact. We then moved our car to a parking lot and she gave me her insurance information, first name, last name, phone number etc. She only got my name and telephone number. We didn't call the police as it was minor. She said she will call her insurance and inform them about the crash and have my car fixed. She never called the insurance. So I called her insurance company and explained the issue and filed a claim. she then caled her insurance and told them I backed up and bumped her car.There is no damage to her car. I also filed after crash report. Is there something I should do
Contact your own insurance company as soon as possible and notify them of the accident. Were there any witnesses or security cameras nearby? If so, you may be able to prove that she was at fault. You may wish to contact any businesses around that area to see if they have security camera footage of the accident.
Unfortunately, you made a couple of bad decisions already and those decisions may cost you. You should have contacted the police and both insurance companies at the scene. It is very common for at-fault drivers to change their stories once they realize that there were no witnesses, no police reports, etc.
The one good thing you have going for you is that rear end collisions at traffic lights are most often caused by the car approaching from behind.
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Call your insurance company and let them handle it. If someone is lying, this can be sorted out by them or an attorney that may be assigned the case if suit is filed.
Hire a lawyer and report the claim to your insurance company. When you have a situation where one party claims something different occurred than your version of the facts, your insurance company will likely want to take a recorded statement from you and you would be best served by having counsel present for the statement.
Although I am happy to give my opinion freely based on my knowledge, experience, and training as a personal injury attorney, the opinions I give in response to questions posed on AVVO should not be construed as legal advice and should not be relied on to make legal decisions.
You need to consult with a personal injury attorney well versed in auto accident cases regarding any injuries you sustained. You also must cooperate fully with both your insurance company and the other driver's so that claim adjuster can eyeball the damages. You also should have sought medical treatment through your PIP insurance carrier within 48 hours of the auto accident. Lastly, check the area where the accident occurred for private security cameras which may have captured the accident on video. Next accident, take the time to call law enforcement.
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