How can they lie?!(41 Posts)
A few days before Xmas, a lady reversed into my husband. He was stationary behind her on the road that was adjacent to a car park, she had stopped then proceeded to reverse, my husband beeped his horn to warm her as he couldn't reverse as he had traffic behind him but she continued to reverse and hit his car, causing damage.
When he got out of the car, he asked what she thought she was doing & she apologised, admitted fault & said her rear window was misted up! Truth was she had overshot the 'in' junction for a parking bay & wanted to back up for it! Of all the idiotic things to do you just don't reverse back on a busy road, especially if your window is misted up?!!
Anyway at first she said suggested that my husband get a quote for the damage & send the bill into her, but he said no & to do it through insurance. Because othe holidays, it's taking ages to go through & it now transpires that she is saying he has ran into the back of her & she's claiming for personal injury! Husband has taken lots of photos & asked shopping centre (as it near their car park) for any cctv footage. But it's just the sheer lying of the woman! We're fully comp so our car will get repaired eventually but while she isn't admitting liability, we could be looking at £150 excess! I don't know how people can lie & sleep at night, but ghats just me. I know people make mistakes, we're only human but really, just how do some people have the nerve.
People are brazen. Someone will have told her rear accidents are usually the fault of the person behind so she's trying her luck.
Get the CCTV quickly so it's not overwritten. I'd hope a decent accident assessor could tell what direction the impact was in, too.
Post on your local Facebook group to see if you can someone who saw what happened.
Things like this are why I have a dash cam. People can be shit.
Where on his car did she hit? If it was the side there is no way he could have been the one to go into the back of her. Dh drives all day this kind of thing is also why I bough him a dash cam. Need to get myself one as well really.
Someone did this, well tried to, with my husband. My husband said he was going to fight on the basis of fraud and that they had perjured themselves in statement to the police. They backed down very quickly but he had an independent witness. I hope you can get the CCTV as it will stop this nonsense.
Agree get the insurer to do them for fraud. It can cause people from being banned from getting car insurance.
Anyone reading this - if you are ever in a car accident, get the contact details of at least one witness on the scene!
Hope you get it sorted OP - it's really frustrating and happened to me a few years ago too.
I think insurance companies have specialist engineers who can assess who hit who, from the damage caused. Certainly I have been told that they can confirm what damage is old and what is new from any incident (to stop people over claiming)
Obviously the person moving will have the greater force than the "passive" hittee and that must be reflected in the damage.
Hopefully flagging this sort of thing and being persistent may get her to realise you won't take this lying down and how serious ins fraud is.
I'd tell her you have cctv and your insurance will investigate insurance fraud unless she would like to consider a new statement with actual events! Bet she went home and lied to her dh!
This is why we have a dash cam now. So many dishonest people.
It's depressing isn't it. I reversed into a car very slowly, admitted liability and exchanged details. All fine except that they claimed whiplash for someone who wasn't in the car
I insisted, invited the assessor to interview me and they took it to the line- threatened the other party with prosecution and he backed down.
DH had this happened a few years ago. Woman reversed straight out of a parking bay into his driver's door. She got out of her car and screamed in his face that he was going too fast (he wasn't moving as his passenger was getting out at that point). She then said... 'anyway, I'm reporting you for drunk driving because you have your jumper on inside out'.
This happened with my mum sadly. Some twat in an Audi knocked her off her motorbike on a roundabout. His fault (changed lanes, cut her up), he originally admitted liability while mum was in hospital. A month later, he changed his mind and claimed she went into the side of him. Mum is a IAM bike instructor so her insurance said really?
Long story short, she fought this twat for 5 years through solicitors, refusing to admit liability as it plainly wasnt her fault. (She is very stubborn and will fight to the death if she is right!).
Eventually, he gave up and admitted it, had to pay for repairs (even though mum had sold her repaired bike by then) and then she took him to court for costs!
Suffice to say, we've had dashcams since!
Hope you get it sorted OP!!!
anyway, I'm reporting you for drunk driving because you have your jumper on inside out
Sorry but this just made me guffaw
I don't understand .
The woman reversed into the side of your DH's car? How could he possibly have used the side of his car to hit her instead? Does it move like a crab?
Some people are unbelievable!
Someone reversed into the side of me in a car park - in the end I went fifty-fifty because it was all becoming too stressful - he lied too - bastard
people lie as easily as they breathe. This is a shock if you do not
Can't you "find" a witness? Then you can tell her that you'll be reporting her to the police (or something suitably scary) with your witness' corroboration and maybe that will refresh her memory as to the actual events?!!
Urgh, I really feel for you. We're going through almost the same thing at the moment.
Chap indicated right and moved to the middle of the road to turn. Very wide road so we began to pass him on his left. He realised that he wasn't turning into the proper road for the station and without looking, pulled away into our rear passenger door. Very apologetic, he didn't know the area and got flustered, totally his fault etc. etc. Except that now it's going through the insurance he's claiming that we undercut him at speed and then braked hard, he was never turning at all. So very, very angry. 😡
Similar thing happened to me. I braked to avoid a car coming out of a junction I was turning into (parked cars down either side of the road). And the idiot behind me who was driving too quickly and too close to me hit me from behind.
She initially apologised and said it was her fault, but then backtracked and claimed that I'd reversed into her. It ended up going to court as I wouldn't back down and accept even 1% fault on my part. She backed down just before the court date and accepted full responsibility.
We also have a camera now.
I feel your pain OP. Exactly the same happened to my Husband a few years ago. A young lad in a van reversed into husbands car when he was stationary. Details were exchanged and later the young lad denied all knowledge of it. No cctv so Husband had to cough up his excess (which was about £250) and it the insurance company went through the process of trying to claim it back. Now, 2 years later, Husband has just received a cheque for £250 back from the insurance company. It's rubbish but keep going and you should get it back at some point with any luck!
A woman who drove into us claimed my husband assaulted her after the accident, she was on the phone to 999 (we had told her she had to give us her details and she didn't believe us) at the time so unsurprisingly it wasn't taken any further - cheek of her!
Had the same a few years back with a taxi driver. The insurers said the most important thing was to see if there were any witnesses (other than the people in my car). Fortunately, the hotel concierge had seen what had happened and wrote to say so.
The sneaky, barefaced lying is hard to stomach.
I seriously could have wrote this myself. Maybe swap "woman" for "boy racer dickhead shit face".
Reversed into my front passenger side causing moderate damage. Would not pass on insurance details and only offering £200 for £1800 worth of damage. Following a mouthful of abuse that is. We went through Winns (am I allowed to say that ) solicitors and can honestly say they've been great. This was advised by a police officer after calling 101. Winns arranged the repair and a courtesy car. It's all paid for up front by them and they then claim it back from the offenders insurance. It's also no win no fee so we don't pay a penny.
Hope this helps.
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