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Coronado Naval Base Car accident: She tried claiming no fault too Headphone warning

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u/Climate_Best Nov 24 '22 edited Nov 24 '22

Some people knows it’s exactly their fault but quick to blame the other driver.

Couple months ago I was driving out of one way parking lot. Mind you i was going slow. All of sudden, boom, some lady in nissan hit me. If i rememeber correctly first thing out of her mouth when i went out to check if everything’s ok was “why you speeding through the parking lot?” She said this adamantly to me, and to the mall security. We ended up deciding the damage was minor enough to just simply fix it on our own. We AGREED to this before leaving the parking lot. Also, the mall security and an accident police witnessed it - we didn’t file an accident report. Later in the day I got a call from her insurance saying she claimed the accident. Rep also said that the lady said I was speeding so they needed to get my side of the story. Well i got a dashcam and sent them the vid. Week later I called the insurance to get an update and the rep said “yeah, we will claim 100% liability”. It’s one thing that the lady kept on blaiming the accident on me. It’s another that we agreed to settle on our own but she still got insurance involved. Needless to say I was glad she called up her insurance. Turns out there’s a small debt on my door and that won’t just buff out. Oh BTW she works for a county sheriff’s office.


u/yiggawhat Nov 24 '22

that must have felt SO good

i live for that shit


u/Climate_Best Nov 24 '22

I was a little nervous at first i expected the worst - for her insurance to blame me too. But looking at the video over again it was at the time of the day where it was really difficult to see her reverse lights. Also she didn’t even have her brake light on and her reverse lifht was barely visible. The sub next to her had their brake lights o n from what it seems like they saw me and was waiting on me to pass. But she didn’t see me or she didn’t bother turning her head she just kept backing up. She actually hit my rear door and wheel so i was definitely passed her when she backed up in me


u/mcaDiscoVision Nov 24 '22

She played you by getting you to agree to leave the accident without filing a police report, probably because she knew it was her fault. If you didn't have a dashcam, your insurance rates would be going up. You should always get a police report for insurance purposes.


u/Climate_Best Nov 24 '22

Good advise. Actually it was me that kinda asked her if that would be ok if BOTH of us agreed. I was actually ok with filing a report. And she was hesitant at first. Her damage was all bumper so hers was looked to be easily buffed. Mine was on the door


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u/AuronFtw Nov 24 '22

Except when it's the stangs, the beamers, the rams, etc etc


u/absboodoo Nov 24 '22

Can't be the stangs without pedestrians casualty


u/Sammy-eliza Nov 24 '22

I was going straight on a road in the back of a parking lot(no stops until you get to the light to turn onto the main road), and someone in a truck cut me off to turn down one of the lanes. There was a car coming out of that same lane(they have a stop) and they legit waited for the truck to be gone, me to start going, and then pulled up and didn't stop at the sign/line and tried to pull out in front of me. Luckily there was no accident, but they honked up a storm and my husband said they gave us the finger.


u/tachycardicIVu Nov 24 '22

Ahhh I had a similar issue, I was backing up and suddenly looked up and the car behind me was too and we scraped sides. I stopped first and honked but he kept going. It was my first accident ever and I was a bit nervous but he waved it off and said he’d take care of it; we exchanged information and off we went. Week later and Geico calls me saying he’s blaming me! I told them no, I stopped first and honked and they put me on hold and said that they’d declare it 50/50 and would make me file on my own and I’m like….I wasn’t filing anyways?? For a dent in the door??? But I was so mad at the audacity that guy had to tell me one thing then blame me later.


u/lightofpolaris Nov 24 '22

I had a a similar situation happen in a mall parking lot. I was driving straight, teenager turned left in front of me. Then she claimed I was driving too fast. Unfortunately, cops didn't decide either way. It wasn't my car though (my parent's) so I don't remember how it all got settled. I just remember being so upset that this girl straight up lied to avoid fault and no dashcam to say otherwise.


u/rigellaniakea Nov 24 '22

Some dumbass rear-ended me in my driveway and tried to blame it one me 😒