What is the name of your state? CA
I few months ago I was involved in a motorcycle accident. I was at fault, and I had no insurance. The damage was minor (a 1 inch long scratch on the rear bumper of the other person'r car, from touching it with my boot). She called the police, they ticketed me, report, etc. And I paid for that, and they added 1 point to my record. Since the damage was so insignificant, I did not file an accident report. 4 months after the accident, her insurance company send me a bill for ~$1100 !!! The bill details verious repairs done to the car, incloding front bumper damage, headlights, interior mirror, they painted the whole car, etc.!! Of course, I refused to accept such a claim. Yesterday, I got an "order of suspension" from DMV: they are going to suspend my licence BECAUSE I DID NOT FILE AN ACCIDENT REPORT , since the accident was reported as over 750 in damages.
Apparently, i can request a hearing with DMV to try to defend myself.
My question is: how can I defend myself? I mean how can I prove the damage was waaay under $750 (the limit for filing an accident report) ?
I don't have any pictures of the damage, only the police report that states "minor damage, rear bumper". Aren't THEY supposed to present pictures of the damage? Also, i must say that their bill looks strange: it does list some previous damage, but it also conveniently places 98% of allthe expenses on my 1 inch scratch.