Hit and run

Jimbomb

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Would you report hit and run if the damage is only symbolical (scratch on rear bumper)?
I've got her plates, make, model and dashcam video (forward view only though).
My major concern is waste of time.
And it is Michigan plates.
 
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Guyinbp

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I talked to the police once when I scratched a car. They said just leave a note to cover your bases (remember cameras are everywhere although doubtful for a scratch). If they don't contact you then you're off the hook. A scratch I highly doubt they'd care.
 

Jimbomb

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I talked to the police once when I scratched a car. They said just leave a note to cover your bases (remember cameras are everywhere although doubtful for a scratch). If they don't contact you then you're off the hook. A scratch I highly doubt they'd care.
It wasn't me who ran, I am the victim.
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To clarify.
Hit and run in Chicago is $2500 or a year in jail.
So If I was to report her, I bet there will be lawyer involved, with all lawyer crap, like statements, depositions, court appearances etc.

If there was any money for me in it, I would not even ask the question.
But the scratch is barely visible, could probably be buffed out, I'm not going to waste time fixing it.

So the only thing I would get from reporting her is moral satisfaction.
Is it worth hours and days of my life?
I am still debating it.
 
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UberBeemer

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I talked to the police once when I scratched a car. They said just leave a note to cover your bases (remember cameras are everywhere although doubtful for a scratch). If they don't contact you then you're off the hook. A scratch I highly doubt they'd care.
The cops won't do squat, but you want to have a police report on file for the insurance. Let their lawyers earn their keep. Once they catch up to her, you should get your deductible refunded.
 

Kuber

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Drop it, she may not know or thought there was no damage and it sounds like no harm no foul.
 

u_no_me

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Report for what, principle? Don't waste your time. Get some Meguairs compound, a tube of paint if needed, and buff it out. Move on with your life.
 

ChiGuy

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Oh, she knew!
There was a chase!

You chased a women with MI plates in Chicago and somehow she managed to escape?

Since you know her plate hire a private investigator to find her, knock on her door and show her $2500 hit and run law, then ask for half the money or threaten you are going to the police.
 

Vladko

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I would report. If people are idiots-they need to suffer. Why not to stop and say sorry at least?
 

Randy Jack

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Symbolical damage...

At least it wasn't emblematical.
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Yes, report it, file a claim. Your insurance carrier will hunt her down and collect. And she will get properly punished for leaving the scene.
Under $1,000 damage and it's no crime to leave.

Also, CPD will refuse to even take a report if there is less than $1000 damage to either car. They'll ask you, is it more than $1,000? You can tell them whatever you think/want, but if there's no injuries they'll simply tell you it's nothing more than an insurance matter.
 
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UberBeemer

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I don't think they are technically allowed to refuse a report. They might try to talk you out of it though, or send you to the station house to do the paperwork.
 

Randy Jack

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I don't think they are technically allowed to refuse a report. They might try to talk you out of it though, or send you to the station house to do the paperwork.
Sigh...

First hand experience. They will not take the report if there is no injury and less than $1k damage to either car.

Guaranteed, there's no cop showing up unless you tell them there's an injury, more than $1k damage, or that the other party has a weapon (lol).

The only option is to go to a station. They will tell you it's an insurance matter and have a nice day.

Who exactly would be the person that compels the police to waste their own time? How exactly do you think that would play out froma process standpoint?

You realize the police do what they want, right? Sure, maybe the council can reign in from a macro perspective, but the decision to take a report is not going to be decided by a forum moderator...
 
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UberBeemer

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Sigh...

First hand experience. They will not take the report if there is no injury and less than $1k damage to either car.

They will tell you it's an insurance matter and have a nice day.

Who exactly would be the person that compels the police to waste their own time? How exactly do you think that would play out froma process standpoint?

You realize the police do what they want, right? Sure, maybe the council can reign in from a macro perspective, but the decision to take a report is not going to be decided by a forum moderator...
Its just SOP for minor accidents in chicago. If the cars are driveable and nobody is injured, go to the nearest station house to file reports. They don't want patrolmen tied up unless you cant drive it, or there are injuries.
 
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