What To Do When Someone Hits Your Parked Car

Many people have experienced that sinking feeling that comes from returning to their parked car and finding that it’s been damaged. If someone scratches your car while it’s parked or someone hits your parked car, there are certain steps you should follow. Keep in mind that if your car is parked and another driver hits or damages it, they will most likely be deemed at fault.

Someone Hit My Parked Car And Left A Note

If your car was hit while parked unattended, you have to rely on the at fault driver leaving a note with their contact and insurance details on your windscreen. In some instances, a pedestrian or another driver may have witnessed your car being hit and may have collected the at fault driver’s details on your behalf. If you are fortunate enough to find a note on your windscreen, you should take a photo of it and keep the original. Follow up with the at fault driver and their insurer as soon as possible.

What To Do If Someone Crashes Into Your Parked Car

Chances are that if another driver has crashed into your parked car, they may have left the accident scene without leaving their contact or insurance details. If this is the situation, you should call the police so that they can assist you at the accident scene.

The police may be able to assist you at the accident scene if the at fault driver hit your car and didn't leave any details for you to contact them or their insurer.

Collect Evidence

After an accident of any kind, you should take plenty of photos and videos so that you have evidence of the position of your vehicle and the extent of the damage. See if you are able to source any CCTV footage from nearby shops or restaurants, as this could help with finding the at fault driver. Record any accident details like the date and approximate time it happened, the address where your car was parked when it was hit and any other information that may be helpful.

Find Witnesses

Talk to people in the direct vicinity of the accident – perhaps a pedestrian, another driver, or a person from a nearby shop or residence saw what happened. Record any witness statements and information.

If Someone Crashes Into Your Parked Car and You Saw Them

If you were in or near your parked car when another driver crashes into it, the other driver is legally obliged to stop and exchange information with you. Be sure to get contact and insurance information. Read this list of tips to follow after a car accident.

If you saw the driver who hit your car, they are legally obliged to stop and exchange details with you.

How Can Right2Drive Help Me After Someone Has Hit My Parked Car?

If your parked car was damaged and requires repairs, or if it’s a write-off, we may be able to assist you. As long as you are eligible for our services, we may be able to provide you with a like-for-like accident replacement vehicle for the entire duration of your repairs, or in the case of total loss, until you receive settlement – at no cost to you. Contact our team on 1300 100 121 or apply now.

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