The housing estates in Hong Kong are full of heavily lawyered up road traffic accident victims pursuing whiplash claims and the like . Did the other party brake suddenly .?
I agree with the suggestion the other party has probably lodged a claim and needs you to admit blame. Be careful any admission may have civil consequence later insurance company trying to recoup losses .
Road traffic accident injury claims are of course only outnumbered by work injury related paper cuts. These take years to work their way through the system and I can assure you the claimants aren't representing themselves .
You and I are paying for their years of free legal advice via the legal aid scheme .
I suggest you see if you qualify for legal aid via the relevant government department .
Last edited by hongkong7; 14-07-2021 at 12:04 AM.
i accidentally reversed into another car leaving the tiniest of scratches. the village hooligan wanted 10+k, i offered a generous 3k and he didn't accept. going through police and insurance process now and the police is also talking to me in whatsapp lol
That is why it is always prudent to arm yourself with evidence in the form of actual video of any incident. You can't count on the police these days to do what is right, you can only rely on yourself. So car cams are the way to go.
Happy to inform everyone my case is closed and I have been acquitted. I went through the whole shebang of first hearing and represented myself in court (2 separate visits and a big waste of time).
Not only was I, the defendant, acquitted for this ridiculous accusation, the judge says potentially the one at fault may be the opposing driver (the witness).
My next steps is to follow up with the police to see if Careless driving charges will be laid to the opposition after what was determined in court. Police informed me they WILL NOT pursue any charges on accidents exceed 6 months. I was extremely pissed when I heard how carefree this cop was by saying he has no obligations to further investigate an expired case. I will file complaint against the officer if they do not apply the same charges to the opposition (complaint against police in hk...useful right?).
In parallel, I will file a tort claim against the opposition driver for the damages to me (including annual leaves, taxi, study time, etc). Its not a strong tort claim, but its the principle
Congrats. Glad it worked out for you.