THIS WEEK'S DEAR JOHN LETTER!
My daughter lives in an apartment. Her neighbor recently scratched her car and dented in her door when the win caught his door and slammed it into her car. It was a simple accident. They didn't call the police because he said he would pay to have it fixed. She got an estimate and gave it to him. He said that was way too much. She offered to let him get an estimate from someone else. He's pretty much been avoiding her ever since. I told her she should probably have called the police when it happened. I'm not even sure what they would do, but at least it would have been on record for something. I wonder if his insurance would cover that. She said she's gonna just leave him alone. As the one who co-signed for this car that she's still paying for, I think she needs to persist to get this fixed. I understand it was an accident, but that's what insurance is for. She's worried that it's going to be even more awkward between her and her neighbor. I reminded her that her lease is up in a few months anyway. What do you think she should do?
Signed – Sad Momma
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