- Dec 29, 2011
- Sheltering in place!
I was rear-ended earlier this afternoon while in stop and go traffic. The car in front pulled forward about 20 feet, and I pulled up as well. The woman behind me pulled up and tapped the back of my car. We both pulled over and inspected our respective vehicles. My car was fine, as was her's except for her registration plate, which was slightly bent. Neither of us wanted to call the police nor trade insurance info since there weren't any injuries or property damage. I did, however, take down her plate and vehicle make/model before I left. Would exchanging insurance info have been a smarter thing to do? I feel that the law in this regard can jam people up if one party decides to call the cops later claiming they were hurt or that it was a hit and run. What would you have done? This was in Massachusetts.