To think I've been accosted by a compensation chaser?(9 Posts)
I was Parallel parking my car in the road of DCs school when a woman in a car on the opposite side of the road jumped out of her car and started inspecting the back passenger door. I thought this was a bit strange but carried on with my parking,
By this point the woman was right in front of my car and gesturing at me.
I wound down my window and she started shouting that is hit her car.
I was like
I had definitely not hit her car and told her so.
She said that she and her daughter had been visibly shaken when my car had hit hers. I had felt absolutely nothing.
She said she'd be taking my details and I told her that she bloody well wouldn't as I had categorically not hit her.
She said 'fine I'll get a pic of your number plate'
Fair enough I thought, I'll get a picture of your completely undamaged car.
I mentioned that her car did not have a mark on it and neither did mine, she said 'well you can't tell it's raining, my husband will have a look when I get home'
Fair enough I said, but if a mark magically appears later then don't bother blaming it on me.
I locked my car and walked in to the school gates, probably visibly fuming....
Saw the mum of one of DDs friends who asked me what was wrong, I gave her a succinct version of the events and gestured towards the woman's car. She was still inside the car, talking on the phone .
With that one of the other mums came up to me to tell me that she witnessed the whole incident, that the woman was clearly mad and that I didn't hit her (this I know) and that she would back me up if needed. I thanked her and went to collect the DCs.
As I returned to my car the woman jumped out of her car saying ' you're lucky. Your car left s mark in mine but I managed to wipe it off'
She then lead me around to my car, pointed to some dirt on the bumper and said 'and that's where your car hit mine'
I leant down and wiped the mucky mark off of my car.
'Of course it wipes off, you still hit me' she said.
What the fuck?
Next time at least have the decency to own up when you hit someone she shouted at me. I asked her to conduct herself with some decorum and not shout at me in front of my DCs.
She got in her car, I got in to mine and we parted.
As she overtook me she flicked me the bird.
Can anybody shed any light whatsoever on what this crazy bitch was hoping to achieve?
A claim for whiplash compensation?
Has she pranged the car and couldn't confess to her husband do was trying to scapegoat me?
What makes a person behave like that?
I'm slightly incredulous and it happened over four hours ago.
What was the fucking point?
Trying to create drama? Wanting attention? Wanting something to rant about to all her friends?
Make sure you get that other parents details as a witness, just in case. I've seen hundreds of these cases & I think you are right to be wary. Just keep the photos & write down what happened from your POV in case she tries to claim. Your ins details & name/address can be obtained from your ref so make sure you are prepared for a potential claim, so it can be properly defended.
I vaguely know the other mum who witnessed it, she went to school with my OH so I'm sure she can be counted on.
My car is a company car so it's my company insurance she'd be flaming against I suppose,
What will she claim for though? A speck of muck?
It's just such a random occurrence
Well yes she is flaming mad after all..,,
I did mean claiming against though tbh
There could be old damage, she could add new damage, she could try & claim for injury. I've seen it repeatedly & the cases we defend are those with photos, witnesses & a good strong statement from policyholders who are also willing to go to court if necessary.
I told her I have a witness who says I didn't hit her so I'm hoping that it's enough to dissuade her from whatever half cocked plans she had.
We were in front of a busy school so I'm sure there were lots of people who didn't see me hit her car.
She chose a very strange place to fabricate an accident come to think of it.
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