If someone from car dealership backed my car and broke my bumper, should I take action or wait until they call me?

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If someone from car dealership backed my car and broke my bumper, should I take action or wait until they call me?

My car was in the dealership’s shop for an issue to be looked at. When I came to pick it up someone from the dealership backed it into a steel beam and broke the bumper. I took pictures and they did but they never provided me with any

insurance papers or what so ever. I was in a hurry and didn’t think about any

other kind of proof other than the pictures. They said they would call me as soon

as they knew when they could put a new bumper on but I just want to make sure

there wouldn’t be any legal issues.

Asked on October 15, 2018 under Accident Law, Indiana

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If the dealership is going to replace the bumper at no cost to you, give them a little time to follow through. If nothing has been done within a couple of days, demand that the dealership provide its insurance information, and then file a property damage claim with that insurance carrier for the cost of repairs to your bumper.


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