My question involves a traffic accident in the State of: Texas
My friend is a highschool student and we were parked at the front of the school where they have a driveway to pick up students. It was 2 hours after school was dismissed and we were staying behind for after school activities and there was a car with the drivers inside parked right behind us, blocking us so that we couldn't effectively back out. My friend is at fault for not checking as he was backing out, however, the person's car was in the firetruck no park towing zone. He left small dents that were barely visible, these dents seemed logical, but the driver accused him of leaving this deeper dent that was near the body kit of the car and didn't line up with the back of his car because the dent was way too low for his car to even cause. His car was completely fine, the backing out was slow and stopped way before it could have done heavy damage. Out of panic, he tried to keep police and insurance company out and asked to pay for the damages out of his own pocket. He also gave the other driver his insurance company info. for a deal that she wouldn't claim from it if he paid upfront with the price they ask for damages. The driver asked for $200, and we paid that, however, the driver refused to give their own insurance or any details of their own saying they weren't obligated, but when asked by his insurance company, will hand it over willingly. Is it possible that they were trying to scam for more than the damages were worth and lie and possibly had no insurance themselves? After this accident was caused, the driver drove off, obviously not picking up anybody from school so therefore looked as if they didn't have any business here. Does this seem like a con artist thing? If the other person decides to go back on their word and get insurance involved, can they still do that even though they accepted the money for damages already? I just want to know if it would have been more beneficial to get the authorities involved to get a different outcome.