car accident help!

nn2000

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My dad had a car accident last year. A car behind him was changing line and hit his car at the back corner(see pic). He doesn't has a camera in the car at that time and the police
was late on arriving. The man who hit my dad's car left his driver liencse number and left away before the police was coming. Due to the limited english spoken skills,
my dad does not communicate with the police well after police arriving. After he obtained a police record (his lawyer asked him to do so), we found the record says that it's my dad who made the mistake in the accident.
Now the court asked a car accident simulation test, which cost $3000. The value of my dad's 95 chevolet lumina is low and my dad did not like to pay $3000 for a test. Due to the two reasons, my dad withdrew from the case last week.
I do not feel fair as my dad has to repair (or sell the broken car) on his own cost, who did not have any mistake on that accident. The man who made the accident
lost nothing!
Any help in this case?
pic1: http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/f6ff/IM0006101.jpg
pic2: http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/f6ff/IM000611.jpg

edit:
I think I made a mistake here. I reviewed the reports, the police report did not indicate any person to be responsible for the accident. It only states that it is apparent that the other guy is at fault for unsafe speed. And it's that guy that filed a report to police department a month after the accident saying that it's my dad's fault on the accident. Ever so, my dad still withdrew due to the expensive cost on car accident simulation test. Any help here?
 

NikPreviousAcct

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The police report said your dad was at fault and he's already been to court about it and withdrew. How is a computer forum on the internet going to help?
 

Sphexi

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Your dad is screwed. I'm sorry to say, but that guy got away with it, at this point you can't do much. Perhaps if your dad had gone through with the test, proven it wasn't his fault, he could've gotten the other guy or his insurance company to pay for the test after the fact. But now that he's withdrawn, he's pretty much given up any legal rights to fight it.
 

Ricemarine

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Originally posted by: Sphexi
Your dad is screwed. I'm sorry to say, but that guy got away with it, at this point you can't do much. Perhaps if your dad had gone through with the test, proven it wasn't his fault, he could've gotten the other guy or his insurance company to pay for the test after the fact. But now that he's withdrawn, he's pretty much given up any legal rights to fight it.

yep.
 

gwlam12

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The license plate is so bright. Did you spray that stuff on it that prevents red light cameras from snapping a picture of it? I'm just wondering.

And it looks like there isn't anything your dad can do.
 

chowderhead

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Is a 95 Chevy Lumina even worth $3000? Chalk it up as a lesson to buy one of those disposable cameras and leaving it in your car or cell phone with camera. Too much time probably has elapsed that it isn't worth fighting. However, depending on your state, leaving the scene of an accident when there is property damage or injury is a somewhat serious offense. Was it noted in the police report that the other person left the scene? Perhaps, you can use that as leverage.

What does your father's lawyer say?
 

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mackle

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Originally posted by: Spoof
Reason #556 to learn to speak English before you come here. ................................


That's a lame reason...you should eat it .....
 

On a serious note ......was your dad ticketed? Did he sue or is this traffic court> Did he ever go to traffic court? Why is the burden of payment on him? Where did this happen (state)? The police had no problem with the other guy leaving? They normally inspect the seen. I can't see your father being listed as at fault without receiving a ticket or admitting fault. Is your insurance company involved?
 

Originally posted by: mackle
Originally posted by: Spoof
Reason #556 to learn to speak English before you come here. ................................


That's a lame reason...you should eat it .....
That is why it is #556....the other 555 are really good reasons
 

DaWhim

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Originally posted by: Spoof
Originally posted by: Syringer
Originally posted by: Spoof
Originally posted by: Syringer
Originally posted by: Spoof
Reason #556 to learn to speak English before you come here. ................................

Trolling already after 3 posts?

shut up spiderman

Okay, WWYBYWB?

huh....wwybywb? Not sure what that means.....must be part of the new culture.:confused::D

haha, why is it so obvious?
 

nn2000

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Originally posted by: Spoof
On a serious note ......was your dad ticketed? Did he sue or is this traffic court> Did he ever go to traffic court? Why is the burden of payment on him? Where did this happen (state)? The police had no problem with the other guy leaving? They normally inspect the seen. I can't see your father being listed as at fault without receiving a ticket or admitting fault. Is your insurance company involved?

Some questions I need to ask my dad tomorrow morning. Here're the answers for rest of questions. We're in CA. The police knew that the other guy had left the driver license # as my dad told the police so. No ticket for my dad, the police asked somthing, recorded somthing and left. Our insurance company did not involve, the case is between my dad and the other incurance company& the other guy.
 

nn2000

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Originally posted by: nn2000
Originally posted by: Spoof
On a serious note ......was your dad ticketed? Did he sue or is this traffic court> Did he ever go to traffic court? Why is the burden of payment on him? Where did this happen (state)? The police had no problem with the other guy leaving? They normally inspect the seen. I can't see your father being listed as at fault without receiving a ticket or admitting fault. Is your insurance company involved?

Some questions I need to ask my dad tomorrow morning. Here're the answers for rest of questions. We're in CA. The police knew that the other guy had left the driver license # as my dad told the police so. No ticket for my dad, the police asked somthing, recorded somthing and left. Our insurance company did not involve, the case is between my dad and the other incurance company& the other guy.

I think I made a mistake here. I reviewed the reports, the police report did not indicate any person to be responsible for the accident. It only states that it is apparent that the other guy is at fault for unsafe speed. And it's that guy that filed a report to police department a month after the accident saying that it's my dad's fault on the accident. Ever so, my dad still withdrew due to the expensive cost on car accident simulation test. Any help here?
TO Spoof: it's not a traffic court but superior court of CA, county of Los Angeles as a limited civil case.

 

OdiN

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Maybe he should learn how to speak english properly so that he can communicate when such a need arises.