We had a parking lot accident in our local mall yesterday. Rather than worry the entire weekend on why the owner has'nt contacted us, I wanted to check with our resident experts.
Situation as below:
Spouse & I went in for our weekly shopping and was parking in a council controlled parking lot. While parking the car, spouse hit the car in front from a distance of about 3 metres. We could see damage to other car's number plate and probably the bumper too. We have similar bumper damage.
Mall management office was closed, so spouse waited near the car for good hour and half for the owner to return. Finally we had to leave for child pick up. We left a note on the windshield for the owner to contact us as we had to leave.We have also dropped an email message to the mall security from their website. Its been over 24 hours and we have not heard anything from the mall OR the car Owner.
Spouse is worried that the other car owner may file a hit and run case, even though we tried to do everything we could to contact them.
Needed expert opinion on what could we do to try and contact the owner? Should we contact the police OR my insurance company and inform them of this incident?
Update: Called the centre management today. They mentioned someone had called them enquiring for CCTV footage from last weekend for a parking incident. They will check and if it is the same car, they will pass on my spouse' contact details. Will wait for the owner to call us now. Thanks everyone for the responses and glad that this has ended with no major dramas or issues.