Edit: particulars of accident removed.
Sorry, I know this is common but I need to vent and maybe grab some advice...
This morning I was on my way to the bus stop with my sister when an SUV [text removed]. So we pull over to exchange info, the girl gets out and says, "I'm sorry, I didn't see you. It's pretty foggy." It's not that foggy, I thought, is that her excuse? I started to feel a little uncomfortable when she wouldn't hand over her registration paper for me to copy down her info, but she gave me her policy number and her name and phone number, and I had her plate number, so I didn't think much more of it. That was stupid, but I was a little shaken up at the time, and I had to get my sister to the bus stop or she would be late handing in her paper.
I go home and I'm filing my claim online when I get a call from the girl in the SUV, and she asks me not to file with ICBC, because she "knows a mechanic who could do a really good job." I let her know that my dad is a mechanic, and has plenty of mechanic buddies, but I would still rather file the claim with ICBC. In the past, my parents have settled accidents privately, but I really wasn't getting a good vibe from this chick. That's when she asks me if I was going to claim that she was totally at fault. [text removed] "Yes," I say. She drops the nice tone of voice. [text removed] Alrighty then. I should have just hung up on her at that point.
She then asked for my witness info. "What for?" I asked. She was silent. I tell her, "I haven't called the witness, and I'm not going to. I'm going to let her say her piece to ICBC." She says, "Well, since we were all there, I just wanted to get everyone's side of the story." I tell her that would be unnecessary, the witness gave her number to me, and I would give it to ICBC. End of story. "Good luck," the bitch says (fightin' words?), and we hang up.
I just know she's going to spew it out of her ass on her claim. I really hope the evidence stands for itself... she obviously knows she's fucked, trying to get me to settle privately and trying to get the witness' number to do who knows what with. I wrote down the time of our conversation, and what was said, as well as what she said at the scene of the accident ("I didn't see you") but I doubt ICBC will consider that stuff. I'm worried that she's going to somehow twist the events and try to make it out like I caused it, or was partially at fault... I can't see how it could be physically possible, [text removed] but maybe I'm not as creative as she is.
Thanks for listening, and for any insight you could offer, or anything else I should do.