I hit a car on September 4, and we exchanged number that’s it. They then called me 4 months later asking me to pay for the damage. Am I obligated to pay for it?
Hit A Car And Owner Calls Me 4 Months Later. Do I Have To Pay For It?
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It is always wise to document any accident, by picture, handwritten notes, or police report. The documentation is very helpful in a case like yours where time has passed, and memories of damages may not be as sharp. Without that documentation, the claims for damages can get a little fuzzy. You admit to hitting the other car. Morally, you now have an obligation to repair the damage that you did (if any) to the other vehicle. How much, or precisely what that damage was now becomes the question. Has the other driver told you what repairs they are seeking done? Do they match what you remember seeing done? That is where the rub will come, and you will have to work it out together. You have no way of knowing why the repairs weren't sought earlier, and perhaps that is worth knowing also. In any event, a friendly negotiation beats a contentious court battle any day. That said, you would probably do well to contact your lawyer, and seek their legal advice on what your obligations legally would be, and proceed from there.
I hope that you can work it out in a way that satisfies you both. Good luck, and thanks for asking!