Ok, need some help here.
My girlfriend was rear ended while stopping at a light in downtown LA. The guy that hit her didn't get out of the car to see if she was ok. She got out to see the damage and check on him. They swapped info, and he handed her an expired license.
Later that night we are getting ready to run an errand, and the doorbell rings. it is the guy who hit her, he is old and has a cane, and 3 ladies. They offer to pay us cash for the damage to not report it to insurance. Well we did that as soon as she got home. We told them it was in the system and it was too late. As we left for our errand, they followed us down the stairs to my car, stopped us and asked to see the car. We told them that we are not disccusing it, based upon what the insurance company said.
Yesterday the insurance guy came out and estimated the damage around $530.
Today we got a phone call saying they could pay us for the $30 bucks (deductable 500), and that the other party now has a witness. We also got a letter from his insurance saying we are entitled to a rental car, but that they will not discuss this with us.
This is BS, how does that make any sense. He never even got out of the car. And he drove away behind my girlfriend, so he never stopped to look for a witness. This is so shady. Our hopes are they are saying they can only pay us this much based on the info they have and that they now have a "witness", which is a bunch of crap. She is supposed to talk to them tomorrow about a "witness".
Any thoughts, ideas??? Any help is appreciated.