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3 months ago

I'm involved in hit & run accident. My car was parked overnight at designated parking lot & was hit by a lorry. The driver allegedly left the scene without leaving his contact. The CCTV footages I gotten from building management proved the lorry damaged my car & fleed. I also gotten the vehicle number too. I made police & accident reports. My workshop also managed to contact the lorry insurance to inform owner to make accident report. But I heard from my insurance & workshop said that if the lorry company refuse to make accident report, that's nothing I can do to claim 3rd party insurance for my repair. And I've bear my own repair either claim own insurance or own money. Even with video evidences & police report, lorry company dares not to report to their insurance. Both insurance & workshop mentioned such case is very common in Singapore. I don't really understand the logic. Does that mean the faulter gets scot free? And police cannot do anything? Even if you pursue legal action & the lorry company doesn't comply, I could even waste my money on legal. The law allows such thing to happen?

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Damian
Yes it’s true. The police cannot force the other party to do an accident report. Therefore Its only claimable by utilising legal solicitors to civil sue him for the cost of repair which many places wouldn’t do. Alot of workshops don’t do this because there are bearing unnecessary costs because the money they fork out for the repair have a chance of not being able to return that’s why they would ask you to claim against your own policy first. Reply my comment if you need recommendations on workshop that can help with your situation
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