So you ladies remember the other week about the lady who hit my car as she was backing out?
Well I still haven't been able to get ahold of her but I was able to get ahold of her fiance, the owner of the car, and he was all like that he wants to pay for the tailight in cash and have it done at HIS bodyshop here in Pueblo, but there's a couple of problems with that.
1) I'm only IN Pueblo once a week now and I need my car that day, I can't just drop it off to have it fixed.
2) I'd rather MY trusted mechanic fix the tailight, not some guy I've never met.
3) Sure my car is old but it's MY car and the only one I have.
4) He wants to buy some used tailight and I want my new tailight replaced with new-ness.
Anyway, I talked the police officer of campus security here (kind of a scary guy, nice, but scary) and he said that the only way that i'm gonna get it fixed the way I want to have it fixed is for him to file the official report and go through the guys insurance. I was kind of trying to avoid that because the girl DID leave after hitting my car and I think that if the witness hadn't left a note on my windshield, she would have never reported it like she "said" she was going to. But because I'm too nice, I don't want her to get charged with a hit and run, I just want them to fix the tailight.
So he's like looking up their information and lo and behold, their insurance expired on the 17th, she hit my car on the 13th so they had it when she hit my car but we don't know if they renewed it or not since then.
I'm not gonna take this guy to civil court over a little tailight, that's just ridiculous, but damn if I don't want my car fixed here by someone I don't know, kwim?
I'm not gonna worry about it though. I'm gonna go pick up the report later on today and then call his insurance anyway to figure out what the dealio is. Either way, I saw her car in the parking lot earlier today and if they're insurance IS expired, they're gonna get in trouble for driving it on such. But that's not my dealio.
Ugh, what do you ladies think I should do? Do you think I should let him pay for it and have it fixed here in Pueblo if their insurance is expired?
Or do you think I should go through legal channels and have it fixed that way?