So just over two months or so ago my car was hit by someone. I was turning left into a gas station and the guy that hit me was turning left into traffic. He slammed right into me on my driver's side.
Big Sister hit her head on the window but was okay. To cover my bases I called the cops and they came to the scene. The Officer offered to write a report but to do so he had to issue the other driver a ticket. Since the liability was clear at the scene of the accident, I didn't think it was necessary to add more issues for the other driver so I declined. I chose to show him mercy.
Well Mercy has decided to bite me in the butt this time.
Figures this guy would go tell his insurance company that he wasn't at fault and cause all kinds of problems for me. I had to get a rental car and of course pay my deductible for a grand total of over $1000 out of pocket. On top of that we had to fix a part on our car before they would realign it that cost us over $650. Now the guy who hit me is refusing to give his statement to my insurance company. His insurance wants to do a shared fault situation but that's not fair.
My insurance company has escalated my claim to the next level to try to recover the money that we paid out of pocket. It could take at least another month. We could have really used that money.
I thought by extending a little mercy to him he would reciprocate that to me and do what is right. If this ever happens again I will definitely be covering my bases and getting reports and issuing tickets all over the place. I won't be making the same mistake twice.