9 Months to Get Damages Fixed! Wants 2k, Do I Need to Pay?
Last edited 22/11/2019 - 21:30
So, in July last year (2018), my sister was involved in a very minor car accident at low speed while reversing out of a carpark spot. Her vehicle was not damaged and she didn't notice any major damages on the other vehicle, either ( https://imgur.com/a/dX3Buyp ). They exchanged details and that was the end of it.
Fast forward to November this year (2019) she received a letter from a law firm seeking payment for the repair bill of the driver she hit. According to all the invoices the driver got their car repaired in April this year (2019) almost 9 months after the accident. The damages are for the front bumper and headlights etc for about 2k.
I'm not sure who exactly was at fault, but my sister thinks it was most likely her own fault. However, the fact that the other driver has decided to get their car repaired more than 9 months later is a bit suss to me. Surely there's a statute of limitations or something in these instances.
If anyone has any experience or knowledge of the law, I'd really appreciate your comments.
So, I had a look at the emails properly. It's not a lawfirm but a company called Waterman Receivables Management. Apparently they're acting on behalf of the insurance company. I've been on their website and they have no licence number, so I don't believe they're a debt collection agency but they're almost passing off as one. I'm definitely suss about the whole thing, I don't know if we should seek further information from them or just ignore any correspondence from them.