Last week a young fellow hit our car while we were at a red light. We exchanged info, got a witness phone number/name, and went on our way. I didn't file a police report, though I called, because Portland Police said it wasn't necessary if we weren't blocking traffic or having trouble getting the necessary info.
But now the kid is not answering calls from his insurance company, and a little internet research turns up he's a junkie with a baby and was recently arrested for child endangerment/under influence of drugs at 1:00 AM. Who's wandering around high with their baby at 1:00 AM in Petaluma? I'm not holding out hope for considerate cooperation.
WHAT TO DO? Will my car ever get fixed? It seems like the insurance company has no motivation to solve this case and shell out money. Should I file a police report a week later? Contact the witness to corroborate the report? Ugh. Fix it through my own insurance and get them to bully his insurance into paying? I'm going back to biking.