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I just got in a car accident yesterday. need to help

hi, i just had a car accident with someone yesteday around 8:40 pm in CA. we were both turning left on a raining day, but he drove his car too slow (5-10 miles)and went over to my side of the lane, i tried to step on the break, but i still hit his car. both my car and his car had little damage. and then i ask if they are ok, he said it was my fault to hit their car, at first i thought it was my fault too, but later i realize it was his fault, because of his driving too slow and went over to my lane. he took a picture of the collision, but i didn't have a carmra. i say lets get a police to write a report and call the insurance for help, but his wife said no, later i offered since both car had little damage, we just forgot about it, and then he said he is going to fix the car. later i said bye to them, and then I leave, they didn't stopped me. they didn't ask for my insurance, ID, phone number,etc, and i didn't too (i forgot to write down his license plate number too) maybe they have my license plate number. my question is what should i do now? i heard people say they can claim my insurance years after the car accident.

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The answer above is correct. You may or may not be at fault and you may or may not be a bad driver, but you are guilty of not getting a police report which is a requirement in every state for a collision that takes place on public roadways.

It is not your word against theirs and since they had more people in the car, you will lose.

Use this as a life lesson and get smarter

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First I am going to say that after you read this, Delete this message. If there was no police report, there is no proof. If I came and smashed your window out with a baseball bat tonight and came home, how could you prove it was me? It they come back later, tell them you have no idea what they are talking about. Just fix your car quick. I hope this helps you out.

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This is the correct answer.
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but they took a picture of the collison, and maybe they wrote down my lisence plate number too, will that be effect me in the future?
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maybe. As a driver, you are supposed to know that you call the police when there is a collision. It is printed on your insurance card. It is printed in your insurance papers. It is part of the drivers license test. And it is common sense.
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never had an accident before, they said i can go that that time.
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You shouldn't have listened to his wife. I mean it's not your fault but I think you should have made a police report so that the police could investigate and there will be proof. Coz if the police. Caught someone else instead of the actual person it's going to be a bigger problem. I hope this helps you

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