On Saturday to cut a long story short I accidently reversed into my brothers neighbors car. I have only scuffed my car and I put a smallish dent in their car which is an old L reg Corsa (which already has the odd dint or two).
Nobody heard me hit it and to be honest I know that a few people would have just left it and gone. I went to the house and sincerely apologized, told the women what had happened and we agreed I would give her £50 for the damage as the car is probably only worth £300 and its not worth getting it repaired and that was that.
Today my brother gets a note through the door asking for me to give the women a call. So I called her and she tells me that her husband (a lawyer) went mad when he found out and she has got a quote for £250 for a repair on the car and expect me to pay for it :o(. I dont think they will even get it repaired they just want to get more money off me that I really cant afford. The excess on my insurance is £250 so it wouldnt be worth me sorting it with them and she seems like she doesnt want any insurance involved and just wants some easy cash.
I dont really know what to do now, I might tell them my excess is £100 so if they want it repairing I will have to get my insurance to sort it, who will probably write the car off and not give them very much for it apart from a lot of hassle then hopefully I can give them another £50 and they will be happy to leave it.
Any advice apart from giving them £250?