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I have got a letter about not reporting an accident in a

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Hello, I have got a letter about not reporting an accident in a carpark area.
JA: Where are you? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Cambridge UK
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: Nothing yet. I need to introduce the driver and write some explanations
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I need to know the cost for the lawyers

Hi, my name is***** am a solicitor in England and Wales with 9 years of experience and have worked in the legal sector since 2008.

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Hi, I am sorry to hear about this.

Is it a letter from the police?

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Hi yes, I am happy to have a phone call

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Customer: replied 5 days ago.
No it is very expensive. I can explain it here if you don't mind

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Customer: replied 5 days ago.
I was trying to park my car at a public car park. When I was going backwards, I bumped to a car which was not parked at the allocated parking spot. I was not comfortable to park my car there anymore and changed its location. I got off the car and checked my car and the bumped car and I did not see any damage, so I did not leave any names or address. Now I have received a letter from the police to introduce the driver and explain what happened. These are the offences: failing to report an accident contrary,
Failing to stop and give name and address, driving without care and attention
Customer: replied 5 days ago.
I would like to know your advice about writing of my explanations. I am very worried about the consequences of this letter

Are they going to prosecute you?

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
At this stage they have not revealed anymore information. They would like to know who the driver is and if there is any explanation, I can add.
Customer: replied 5 days ago.
I am still waiting for your reply

Thank you. I will reply shortly.

Thank you for your patience.

-You are only required to remain at the scene of the accident and to provide your name and address. if the accident has caused any damage or personal injury.

-The prosecution must prove, beyond reasonable doubt, that injury or damage was caused.

-If there was no damage or injury, no duty arises upon the driver to stop and/or report so you can't be found guilty of failing to do so.

-If damage is shown, the burden passes to you to show, on the balance of probabilities, that you did not know that there was damage.

-You will need to argue that it was a very low-speed impact at a carpark. (In legal terms, it is called low-velocity impact or LVI).  You will need to say that you inspected both vehicles, and there was no visible damage

I suggest you reply to their letter to explain all the above.

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
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