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SOME HAS HIT AND RUN MY CAR.... ANY SOLICITORS OUT THERE

agulma Avatar
8y, 3w agoPosted 8 years, 3 weeks ago
Some hit my car and did not stop, want to know the Law behind it and if they can sued or anything?

I got the Reg plate.... and believe the incident occured on local borough CCTV, but they have said I cant request it. only a solicitor or Police can!!!

anyone had any experince of this?
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8y, 3w agoPosted 8 years, 3 weeks ago
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#1
report it to the police asap. failing to stop at the scene of an accident it a crime in itself, more than likily they haven't stopped for a reason, uninsured, not MOT, license, banned, underage etc etc.
#2
firstly have you called the police?
were you in the car when it happened or was the car parked?
are you hurt (hope not!)
Best of luck sorting it out!
x
#3
MinstrelMan
report it to the police asap. failing to stop at the scene of an accident it a crime in itself, more than likily they haven't stopped for a reason, uninsured, not MOT, license, banned, underage etc etc.


Yes to echo that the car could be stolen, if they now dump it then you may never catch them, you need to be quick
#4
police then your insurance!!! all you need to start a claim is the reg they will do the rest of the leg work if they are covered!!
#5
I find it odd that your first reaction to this has been to log onto this site!

Surely you'd pick up the yellow pages or log on to yell.com to get the tel no. for your local bobby station?
1 Like #6
Hi agulma, I worked in the courts office at Leamington for a while and the first thing you should do is report it to the Police and get a crime reference for your insurers. What will happen since it was a hit & run is that they will pass it their accidents dept with the reg of the car to be investigated.
Be assured the police will do something about this if you give them the basic info.
I saw lots of cases of drivers brought to "justice" cos of hit & runs.
Hope it all works out.
#7
the police can advise on whaat action they will take and what action you need to take am sure the police will get the cctv
#8
Wel ive reported the car to the police, they said to come into local police station to report it but gave me a Ref number saying they have logged it.
Yes I was in the Car my car broke down so had my hazzards on... some people just dnt have any Patience
banned#9
Ring the police now damnit!
#10
agulma
Wel ive reported the car to the police, they said to come into local police station to report it but gave me a Ref number saying they have logged it.
Yes I was in the Car my car broke down so had my hazzards on... some people just dnt have any Patience


was it a crash or a bump? any real damage? I bet you are having a few neck pains too aren't you? :thumbsup::whistling:
#11
LOL I have reported to the police, I was on the phone to them 1st thing!!

There is real damage.... and no I'm not planning on claiming any whiplash
#12
Holy balls, i was just about to post a similar thread.
Got up this morning to see a note on my car, a van driver had caught my back bumper and scratched the side of my car this morning without stopping. My neighbour came out because he heard the van driver revving to try ang get off my car. The idiot thought he got away with it, maybe he forgot the huge letters on his van telling us the name of his company.
I have contacted his boss as well as the police who have put through a hit and run report
#13
Titchimp
Holy balls, i was just about to post a similar thread.
Got up this morning to see a note on my car, a van driver had caught my back bumper and scratched the side of my car this morning without stopping. My neighbour came out because he heard the van driver revving to try ang get off my car. The idiot thought he got away with it, maybe he forgot the huge letters on his van telling us the name of his company.
I have contacted his boss as well as the police who have put through a hit and run report


so was it your neighbour that left the note?
#14
MinstrelMan;3504185
so was it your neighbour that left the note?

It was the Van driver...he then sped off!:?
#15
MinstrelMan;3504185
so was it your neighbour that left the note?


Yup, neighbour saw it happen
banned#16
1. What did the police say? It is a criminal offence so they are duty bound to investigate IIRC

2. Ring DVLA as you have a legitimate claim to the owners details (you may have to pay £5-£10). then ring them and say you have CCTV / witnesses and they may come clean if you threaten the police involvement. A insurance claim is better for them than 6 points and approx £200 fine.
#17
Might be interesting to use this website to see if the car is insured!

http://www.askmid.com/
#18
If your also on the CCTV you can request the footage via Data Protection laws.

I remember a comedian called Mark Thomas used to get people to do little skits then request the footage.
#19
yes I am on the CCTV as I got out of My car. Thing Is i rang up the council after I spoke to the Police and Council said they couldn't discolse the footage to me
#20
agulma
yes I am on the CCTV as I got out of My car. Thing Is i rang up the council after I spoke to the Police and Council said they couldn't discolse the footage to me


the police and insurance can get the cctv but do it now before it gets taped over lol
banned#21
as long as you have the reg of the person that knocked you then your insurer can trace there ins company, that is if they have one and also the dvla to see who it was registered to

alot of people don't stop these days as they are afraid of what will happen, policy goes up, pay excess, some people are just rude, and others some times and that bad they don;t even realise they have had an accident.

report to the police and ins and if necessary they will get the cctv footage, they will try to contcat the person that knocked you first to see if they admit liability.

goodluck, i work for an accident repair centre and thing slike this unfortunately happen all the time

x
#22
Speak to the Data Protection Officer at your council, for a nominal fee I think £10 they have to give you a copy of the tape, otherwise it would be a breach of the Data Protection Act.
Dont take their **** about only releasing to the Filth and the Solicitors.
banned#23
Ungreat;3504239
If your also on the CCTV you can request the footage via Data Protection laws.

I remember a comedian called Mark Thomas used to get people to do little skits then request the footage.


God I love Mark Thomas...met him when I was on way to uni once and he was filming outside Coventry Cathedral...top bloke...

Wasnt that the one when he got morris dancers in front of the CCTV?


You can have any CCTV footage if you or your property is in it as proved by Mark Thomas...have a look on youtube for it
banned#24
Lisa-Marie A;3504353
as long as you have the reg of the person that knocked you then your insurer can trace there ins company, that is if they have one and also the dvla to see who it was registered to

alot of people don't stop these days as they are afraid of what will happen, policy goes up, pay excess, some people are just rude, and others some times and that bad they don;t even realise they have had an accident.

report to the police and ins and if necessary they will get the cctv footage, they will try to contcat the person that knocked you first to see if they admit liability.

goodluck, i work for an accident repair centre and thing slike this unfortunately happen all the time

x

I have to admit that I once knocked a cars bumper in a car park but carried on going as I thought it was just a soft knock. I then saw that my car had a decent dent in the rear wing and felt really guilty about not stopping as I thought I must have damaged the other car.

I drove straight back to the car park and the car was still parked up. I had a look and the bumper was quite scratched up so left a note with my telno on.

I later got a call from an elderly gentleman who couldn't thank me enough for leaving the note and admitting full responsibility :w00t:. He had been parked up getting lots of medicine for his disabled wife who had MS. I still feel guilty about not stopping immediately 2 years on :oops:
banned#25
csiman
I have to admit that I once knocked a cars bumper in a car park but carried on going as I thought it was just a soft knock. I then saw that my car had a decent dent in the rear wing and felt really guilty about not stopping as I thought I must have damaged the other car.

I drove straight back to the car park and the car was still parked up. I had a look and the bumper was quite scratched up so left a note with my telno on.

I later got a call from an elderly gentleman who couldn't thank me enough for leaving the note and admitting full responsibility :w00t:. He had been parked up getting lots of medicine for his disabled wife who had MS. I still feel guilty about not stopping immediately 2 years on :oops:




bless you, well done for going back, but i do agree oftern people just don;t realise what they have done, some cars do dent easily, where as others don't. some times one can have a massive mark and yours be left with nothing !

well done for going back xx
#26
sorry to hear about the incident it can be painfull and the ahead is just so ******,
Relax have a hot cuppa tea or coffee.

not long ago somebody on this site posted a post where you can view if a car has insurance all you had to do was input the car reg.

hope this helps and all the best
banned#27
Lisa-Marie A;3504452
bless you, well done for going back, but i do agree oftern people just don;t realise what they have done, some cars do dent easily, where as others don't. some times one can have a massive mark and yours be left with nothing !

well done for going back xx

:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: xxx
#28
tracyanne1
I find it odd that your first reaction to this has been to log onto this site!

Surely you'd pick up the yellow pages or log on to yell.com to get the tel no. for your local bobby station?


LOL!!! Exactly, surely you contact the fuzz BEFORE HUKD??? :-D:-D:-D
#29
A similar thing happened to us. We was on a day trip and our car was in a car park and someone had scratched our wing but they very kindly left a note with their reg no and deatils so we claimed throught his insurance but it took a while to go through as he kept delaying that it was his fault. He did in the end and we had our car repaired through his insurance so we was really lucky.
I read an article saying someone had their car scratched and there was a note left on the windscreen saying " You think I am leaving you my details but you are wrong" because there was people watching so they got away with it. The people thought he was leaving his details but he didn't.
banned 1 Like #30
Right. Ignore everything above this post and listen up.....!

I work in motor claims in the insurance industry, I have done for 7 years and I know it inside out. You have a few options depending on what insurance cover you have:

1. If you have comprehensive insurance, then report it to your insurers. They'll d.o a MID (Motor Insurers Database) search on the other guy's reg and get his insurance details. If he's not insured, they can request the registered keeper's (vehicle owner's) details from the DVLA, but this can take up to 6 weeks.

Someone said that you can get the details from the DVLA. You can't, they only release it to us, solicitors or the police.

If he is insured (9 times out of ten they are) then ask your insurers to see if he's reported it to his insurance company. If he has AND he admits fault, you can get their details and deal directly with them, thus meaning you don't have to pay an excess as you won't be claiming on your own policy.

If he hasn't reported it, then you could claim for the damage on your own policy and then your insurers will pursue his insurers for their outlay (money they spent fixing your car) and your excess. They may even be nice and waive your excess as it's a clear non-fault claim, although not all insurers do this.

2. If you are third party fire & theft or third party only. Call your insurers/brokers to see if you have any "legal cover" on your policy. If you do, they'll put you in touch with an accident management company or firm of solicitors who will help you claim against the third party insurers. However they will usually want the other insurers to have confirmed that their client accpets fault before proceeding in full.

3. The CCTV footage. As others have said, get it fast. You ARE legally entitled to it under the DPA so whoever you spoke to who refused to give it to you, speak to their superior and keep going up the chain of command until you get someone who knows their stuff.

In fact, it's far far more easy for you as the individual involved to get the footage than it is for us as the insurer to get it. Insurers have a terrible time getting CCTV footage off councils, shops etc etc due to the Data Protection Act.

Also, don't expect the police to be too bothered. They may chase the other guy up a bit for failing to stop. But they are not really interested in RTA's unless someone has been injured.

I think that's everything, but please let me know if you need any more help
banned#31
DanJackson;3504827
Right. Ignore everything above this post and listen up.....!

DanJackson;3504827
3. The CCTV footage. As others have said, get it fast.


So dont ignore everything then....
banned#32
DanJackson;3504827
Right. Ignore everything above this post and listen up.....!

I work in motor claims in the insurance industry, I have done for 7 years and I know it inside out. You have a few options depending on what insurance cover you have:

1. If you have comprehensive insurance, then report it to your insurers. They'll d.o a MID (Motor Insurers Database) search on the other guy's reg and get his insurance details. If he's not insured, they can request the registered keeper's (vehicle owner's) details from the DVLA, but this can take up to 6 weeks.

Someone said that you can get the details from the DVLA. You can't, they only release it to us, solicitors or the police.

If he is insured (9 times out of ten they are) then ask your insurers to see if he's reported it to his insurance company. If he has AND he admits fault, you can get their details and deal directly with them, thus meaning you don't have to pay an excess as you won't be claiming on your own policy.

If he hasn't reported it, then you could claim for the damage on your own policy and then your insurers will pursue his insurers for their outlay (money they spent fixing your car) and your excess. They may even be nice and waive your excess as it's a clear non-fault claim, although not all insurers do this.

2. If you are third party fire & theft or third party only. Call your insurers/brokers to see if you have any "legal cover" on your policy. If you do, they'll put you in touch with an accident management company or firm of solicitors who will help you claim against the third party insurers. However they will usually want the other insurers to have confirmed that their client accpets fault before proceeding in full.

3. The CCTV footage. As others have said, get it fast. You ARE legally entitled to it under the DPA so whoever you spoke to who refused to give it to you, speak to their superior and keep going up the chain of command until you get someone who knows their stuff.

In fact, it's far far more easy for you as the individual involved to get the footage than it is for us as the insurer to get it. Insurers have a terrible time getting CCTV footage off councils, shops etc etc due to the Data Protection Act.

Also, don't expect the police to be too bothered. They may chase the other guy up a bit for failing to stop. But they are not really interested in RTA's unless someone has been injured.

I think that's everything, but please let me know if you need any more help

Conceited or what! :w00t:

My IGNORE list is getting busy these days lol
banned#33
I was only joking!!!!
banned#34
agulma
yes I am on the CCTV as I got out of My car. Thing Is i rang up the council after I spoke to the Police and Council said they couldn't discolse the footage to me


They have told you complete nonsense. Under the data protection act you are entitled to see a copy of the footage. I believe the fee is £10 - though the police should be seizing this information as evidence!

Make sure your insurance company are aware of the footage and your attempts to see it.
banned#35
DanJackson;3505098
I was only joking!!!!

Maybe I got the 'conceited' impression by your smug mug shot ;-)

Only joking!!!! :-D
banned#36
csiman
Maybe I got the 'conceited' impression by your smug mug shot ;-)

Only joking!!!! :-D


That's not me. It's Karl Pilkington
banned#37
DanJackson;3505201
That's not me. It's Karl Pilkington

never heard of him :?
#38
DanJackson
Someone said that you can get the details from the DVLA. You can't, they only release it to us, solicitors or the police.


You forgot somone there, Wheel Clampers!!! Pay the fee and you can get the details of any driver.
#39
hi i parked my car in toys r us car park when i came out the front of my car was smashed and the car that was parked next to mine had my paint on it,so i took the reg number,i realized that i had a note under my wiper that said sorry,and a name and number,got home and called the number but lady there says she doesnt know anyone by that name,so i took note and reg to police they checked and sent a letter out to the owner of the other car and told him it was an offense to drive away,and leave false details,driver then sent a copy of all his insurance and licence etc into police,it went to a solicitor,id gotten a quote and they said the car wasnt repairable as it was going to be more than the car was worth to fix it so they would probably write it off,the bloke then says to the solicitor that it wasnt him that hit my car,so they said they wouldnt take it any further,i went back to the police and asked them to check toys r us camera,they came back saying the camera in toys r us car park only covers the loading bay area and no where else,i then said well surely when the bloke sent all his details to police he was admitting liability,how can he now change the story,well in the end claim got dropped,and i got nothing and my car had to be scrapped,couldnt get help from anyone,no one wanted to listen,i dunno how some people sleep at night, some people cant afford to replace a car just like that good luck hope you get it sorted out,
banned#40
cadburycremeegg;3506354
hi i parked my car in toys r us car park when i came out the front of my car was smashed and the car that was parked next to mine had my paint on it,so i took the reg number,i realized that i had a note under my wiper that said sorry,and a name and number,got home and called the number but lady there says she doesnt know anyone by that name,so i took note and reg to police they checked and sent a letter out to the owner of the other car and told him it was an offense to drive away,and leave false details,driver then sent a copy of all his insurance and licence etc into police,it went to a solicitor,id gotten a quote and they said the car wasnt repairable as it was going to be more than the car was worth to fix it so they would probably write it off,the bloke then says to the solicitor that it wasnt him that hit my car,so they said they wouldnt take it any further,i went back to the police and asked them to check toys r us camera,they came back saying the camera in toys r us car park only covers the loading bay area and no where else,i then said well surely when the bloke sent all his details to police he was admitting liability,how can he now change the story,well in the end claim got dropped,and i got nothing and my car had to be scrapped,couldnt get help from anyone,no one wanted to listen,i dunno how some people sleep at night, some people cant afford to replace a car just like that good luck hope you get it sorted out,

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