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What happens if you cause a minor accident but don't file an accident or police report at the time?

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I rear-ended this guy; he had a minor bumper issue and I had a minor bumper issue. We traded information at the scene and said ill get him a new number. All he got was my name, number and address; no insurance was traded and no police was called we just said we would contact each other. So I left went home. Now he called me left a voice mail and said he's going to call the police and file a report about a accident happening about a week ago. Can I actually get in trouble? What should I do? Can I say I never was in an accident? We never called the police so I'm thinking therefore no police report no accident. Can he win in court? I can easily deny that i was in an accident. He doesn't have my insurance info and it happened a week ago.

Paula McGill / Paula J. McGill, Attorney At Law Answered 8 years ago | Contributor
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