Re: Rear Ending While Being Rear Ended
Can she try to make a claim? Of course she can. She can try to claim anything she wants…but, it aint going to fly.
The physical evidence should be sufficiently clear to show the collision happened as you describe. Did the officer assign fault in his report? Generally, whoever is listed as “Vehicle 1” in the collision report is who the officer believes was at fault. From what you describe, the vehicle who rear-ended you is liable for damage to both your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. Both of the other drivers could be charged with hit and run. Did you get the license plate or name of the driver in front of you and give that to the police?
The reality is, however, that you didn’t get any information that would allow either the police or your insurance company to track down the at fault driver. So, both you and the driver in front of you are going to be stuck paying for the damage to your own vehicles…either through an uninsured driver clause in your own insurance policy or out of pocket. But, no, you don’t need to worry about the driver in front of you coming after you.
Behind the badge is a person. Behind the person is an ego. This is as it should be, person at the center and ego to the back.