My beautiful car was backed into by an older woman...?
She stopped in the road and backed into my car...She said she thought she was going the wrong way and needed to back up, in the middle of an intersection. She obviously didn't look behind her, not that she should have been backing up at a red light. I had cars behind me so I could not reverse, I beeped my horn but she said she didn't hear it.
Do you think she will lose her license? I have filed a claim with the insurance company and the police. I'm worried that she will hit someone else and cause serious damage to the person.
- Victor iousLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Here's a word of wisdom for you. Take it for what its worth. Once upon a time when I was around 19, I started to get on to the main road from a shopping mall parking lot.., the nose of my car was about a foot into the road and the car approaching GUNNED it as if wanting to hit me.
I knew I didn't have enough time to pull on out and get out of the way - So I shifted into reverse to back up just enough to get out of this idiot's way.
Unfortunately the woman behind me assumed I was on my way out and pulled up - resulting in a minor fender bender.
I got out to check on her - meanwhile "ye olde Ambulance Chaser" being a good (ahem) sameritan.., pushed his way around me and told her he saw the whole thing, produced a lawyer's card (instead of inquiring about her wellbeing) stating he saw me deliberately ram her in a fit of rage - a lie from the start. I didn't even know the woman who done nothing to irk me.
Longer story short - the woman saw past this idiot - we talked - I had no insurance yet - so she had mercy and trusted me to pay for a new grill and headlight frame (the only damage). Why? Because the same thing happened to her daughter.
I paid for the parts - always remembered her kindness. I have determined to evaluate the circumstances of any potential future accident and extend the same courtesy.
The moral of this true story (while I'm doing a lousy job relating it) is one day - this may happen to you and you wont even have to be old. Be kind when you can, because what goes around, comes around. Call it Karma or whatever.
- 1 decade ago
Did you get witnesses that will state that you were stopped and that she backed in to you? If so, then you are not at fault, and your insurance will not go up. The person that is telling you that you will be found responsible because of "no-fault" is blowing air....no such thing. Manitoba has public "no fault insurance" and the person at fault is penalized...not the innocent bystander. A 3-ton truck backed up and demolished my wife's Chrysler in July. pushed the car back 30 ft. Found totally to blame and my wife received full compensation for the vehicle (written off). But witnesses are important. Otherwise the lady could say that you rear-ended her, and your word against hers. We had no problem, because 2 RCMP officers happened to be driving by, after the accident. In spite of the fact that the other party was already gone, the skid marks clearly indicated that the car had been pushed back. As well the trucks license plate number was imprinted on the hood of the car.
As far as age....the driver of the truck was a 25 year old male with a company vehicle..professional driver...And I don't think that anyone will suggest removing his driver's license. It was a mistake, and only his complete driving history will indicate what the penalty will be.
- bibliophile31Lv 61 decade ago
Same thing happened to me -- with a high school kid who had no insurance. I will tell you that in Ohio at least, if the police weren't called to the scene, and if they didn't see the accident, they will not cite anyone in the accident. This means you may have a fight on your hands to get payment from her. Your own insurance company will probably sue hers for the money, but you shouldn't have to pay more than your deductible. About the older woman....there's really nothing you can do to make things easier for her. Once your insurance is involved, unless you want to drop the claim and pay for it yourself, they're going to go after her (or her insurance company) for the money. About losing her license: unless she has a bunch of points on her license from other accidents she caused or from speeding tickets, she should be okay. People don't lose their licenses from one (or even several, really) offense.
- 1 decade ago
Have Compassion Some Day You Will Be As Old As Her Guaranteed....
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- 1 decade ago
Would you be worried about her loosing her license if she hit or killed a child? If she can't drive safely, then she needs to be off the road.
- roseyLv 71 decade ago
No, she will not lose her license; but she is obligated to pay to have your car fixed.
- DfirefoxLv 61 decade ago
Unfortunately unless you get a statement from her that she at fault,you will be. If you live in a no-fault state ,it won't matter. Your insurance will still go up ..Sorry ..ouch..stuff happens..
- 1 decade ago
you have done your best. here u can ask some claim from her and insurance company as well.
- DukeLv 51 decade ago
Ask the DPS (Department of Public Safety)...they will help you out.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
We all make mistakes, no matter how old we are.... hope it works out for you and you get your car fixed...