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      11-16-2019, 08:34 PM   #1
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Argh! Some lady hit my car while parked!

Arghhh!

Darn! Some lady hit me car while I was parked at a grocery store! Luckily I was walking out when I saw her. She totally was trying to ignore the situation.

Anyways, she started calling me a horrible person for not letting her just go and that I'm going to cause her a lot of paperwork. She started freaking out which in turn caused me to take a blurry picture of her insurance info. Her freakout made me so uncomfortable that I even forgot to take her DL info. I thought I took a clear picture of her ins card and just left the scene.

Anyone know how to make a blurry photo legible? I attached a cropped picture of the insurance card that doesn't have her info. If someone can make that legible, I'll be in your debt! Damage to my car is minimal but not something I can just let go! I even have dash cam footage of her! Crazy lady.
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      11-16-2019, 09:14 PM   #2
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What good is the insurance card without her information? Did you get a picture of her car or license plate? Maybe the grocery store has a camera.
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What good is the insurance card without her information? Did you get a picture of her car or license plate? Maybe the grocery store has a camera.
Maybe he can trace with the policy number?
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That sucks man... Wouldn't it be better to eat that cost? Insurance may report that as an accident on your Carfax.
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That sucks man... Wouldn't it be better to eat that cost? Insurance may report that as an accident on your Carfax.
I would consider this route or at lease look into it.

If you can keep pics and print them out to put with the insurance work you'll have a better chance overcoming Carfax report ding.

But I'd at least consider OOP cost first before just going to through insurance.
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I actually just buffed the car myself and it doesn’t look bad but there is a long dent that is visible at an angle. Just feels so wrong thats why I want to go through her insurance. I even have the dash cam footage of her hitting me
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What good is the insurance card without her information? Did you get a picture of her car or license plate? Maybe the grocery store has a camera.
I have a blurry picture with her insurance info. I should’ve checked But I wanted to get out of there. She was getting hysterical. I have her car and plates on dash cam Video and I’ll submit it to the adjuster on Monday but it seems like the car she was driving wasn’t the one that i could make out on the insurance card.
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who cares if she was being hysterical. if you got a dash cam, that's awesome, submit it and let insurance handle it.
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who cares if she was being hysterical. if you got a dash cam, that's awesome, submit it and let insurance handle it.
Yea thats what I will do. The hysteria was one of those ones that she would lie saying you hit her or something. Thank goodness for my dash cam. Crazy old lady
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So sorry to hear that.
Did you get her license plate number by any chance?
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Yea thats what I will do. The hysteria was one of those ones that she would lie saying you hit her or something. Thank goodness for my dash cam. Crazy old lady
This is exactly why I have them in all of my vehicles and encourage everyone to start installing them. One of the first things I do whenever I get a new car, leased or financed.
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So sorry to hear that.
Did you get her license plate number by any chance?
Hey Tom yes I did. It was on the dash cam.

Btw do you see your mud flaps in my pic

Regardless I buffed all the scratches out but there is a long dent in the door and a broken fender trim thingy. Ugh
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This is exactly why I have them in all of my vehicles and encourage everyone to start installing them. One of the first things I do whenever I get a new car, leased or financed.
Only issue is that i wish there were dash cams on the side!
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Anyone know how to make a blurry photo legible? I attached a cropped picture of the insurance card that doesn't have her info. If someone can make that legible, I'll be in your debt! Damage to my car is minimal but not something I can just let go! I even have dash cam footage of her! Crazy lady.
Photoshop works wonders, use the shake reduction tool and use the path setting. Feel free to message me if you need help.

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I have a blurry picture with her insurance info. I should’ve checked But I wanted to get out of there. She was getting hysterical. I have her car and plates on dash cam Video and I’ll submit it to the adjuster on Monday but it seems like the car she was driving wasn’t the one that i could make out on the insurance card.
If you are going to go through insurance rather than pay out of pocket, go through your insurance and give them the dash cam of the car hitting you where you can see the plates. You will get the car fixed with less effort that way and your insurance can chase after her insurance using the plate. Even with a clearer picture of the portion of her insurance card that has a number to call but without her name and policy number isn’t a great place to start. May not even be her insurance or could be expired. Who knows what the hell she was doing given her reaction.
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Screw that lady. While you kind of blew it and should have responded to her hysterics by just calling the cops (and making her even more miserable), now you should file this and have your insurance do the work. It’s why you pay them.
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Photoshop works wonders, use the shake reduction tool and use the path setting. Feel free to message me if you need help.

Just want to thank AlmondJayRoM3 for his help. He was able to make the actual photo unblurry enough that now I can provide the insurance company with some real information! Wooohoo!

Yea, thanks everyone about the advice on calling the cops. I should've just done it, but really thought that it wasn't necessary for such a small damage and no one was hurt. I don't know, the more I think about it, I feel bad for her. Doesn't mean I'll not fight her insurance to get my car repaired well, but I'm very fortunate to drive such a special car and she probably was just a frazzled old woman that needed to go the grocery store. Bah.

I speak with the adjuster on Monday, so fingers crossed this all works out!
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Anyways, she started calling me a horrible person for not letting her just go and that I'm going to cause her a lot of paperwork.
It would be at this point where I would more than go out of my way to be a horrible person to this bitch and make sure she does more than a lot of paperwork. What an entitled wench.
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