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Old 04-05-2016, 09:46 PM   #1
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Neighborhood kids dented my car

I'm just curious on what I should do about this. I came out and saw that my car had two nice dents on the roof. It is very noticeable and I had a witness come forward, which was another kid playing in the group. It was one of four kids and I was wondering if I should just go to there parents. Also myself and four of my neighbors have told these kids to not play with the balls around the cars. Am I going to have to go to small claims court if the parents don't pay?
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Old 04-05-2016, 11:58 PM   #3
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Old 04-06-2016, 01:24 AM   #4
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It will only be like $75 per dent at a PDR. I'm sure the parents will pay
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Buy a nicer car and they will be more cautious around it.
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It will only be like $75 per dent at a PDR. I'm sure the parents will pay
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Given the choice between being having their kids charged with vandalism or just paying for the damages outside of court, I think the parents will choose the latter.
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Best you can do is go to the parents and get the kid to admit to it and for them to offer to pay for it, otherwise they are not responsible if it was an accident. That is what insurance is for.
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Eye for an eye. Give those kids a couple dents of their own.
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Best you can do is go to the parents and get the kid to admit to it and for them to offer to pay for it, otherwise they are not responsible if it was an accident. That is what insurance is for.
Well I have witnesses who saw it happen. So if I have to I'll take it to small claims court.
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Buy a nicer car and they will be more cautious around it.
I think my car is nice. Very clean and low miles for the year. They have also kicked the ball off of my neighbors brand new truck which was over 45k. So they don't care how nice the vehicle is.
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Well I have witnesses who saw it happen. So if I have to I'll take it to small claims court.
just beware if you win, they will transfer custody of the kid to you. are you sure you are ready for that kind of responsibility?
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Yea, kids can suck, especially around cars because they don't care.

Call PDR first and find out if the dents can be removed 100% and their estimate of the cost. Then you need to take your witness to the kids house and speak with the parents. Be calm, and ask them if they are willing to take care of the estimated damages.

Don't threaten them, be "nice", and hopefully they will do the right thing. If not, take them to small claims court. In the mean time, get it fixed, usually PDR will range from $75 - $150 depending on location and size of the dings/dents.
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if they're "nice dents", why are you complaining about them?
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