Hi. I thought I would pick the brains of the Netrider community who have greater knowledge and experience in legal matters than me. So the story goes. Last week I get a phone call from the Doncaster police station saying that a gentleman came in and told them that I on my motorcycle had bumped/scratched his Nissan Navara. Allegedly I was initially behind him and as the traffic came to a standstill, I moved to his left and collided with the back left corner of his car as I attempted to filter down, apparently tipping over in the process. The scratch was apparently small and could probably be buffed out. The officer asked if I remembered such an indecent, had crashed my bike that day, fallen off, or sustained any damage to my bike. I replied NO, as I have no knowledge of it. I am pretty sure I would know if I had done such a thing, plus there are no scratches on my bike. He proceed to tell me that the driver had beeped and I did not stop, and that it was an offence not to stop in an accident and render assistance. I replied I would have stopped if I had had an accident and I had heard him. I also confirm I was on the road in question. This particular officer was a very diplomatic guy, so he told me that the driver said he would have let it go if I had stopped and because the scratch was small. Since I had no such knowledge of the incident, he asked if I didn't mind letting him pass on my details to the driver so we could work it out. Maybe a wax or polish would be suffice. Thus keeping the police out of the picture. I said SURE, since I personally don't draw into definitives . I could have nipped his car with a mirror, and if I did I am sure an apology or offering to pay for a wax could smooth thing out for a reasonable person. Leaving riders with a better name and all. A few minutes later I get a call from the driver. I remain calm and tell him that I didn't remember colliding with his car, and didn't hear a beep or anything. But I am sorry if I accidental did nip him. He is not as diplomatic, but quite aggressive. He is certain that I did, that the damage is serious, that I didn't stop and that he has a witness who can verify that I did crash. He says that his whole car jolted when I hit him. Again I try to calm him down by explaining my case, but he goes on again. Eventually he stops the rant and suggests that he gets a quote and sends it to me, and we will go from there. Sure I say, hoping that the panel beater will say it is nothing and that he is silly for going to all this trouble. Today comes and I receive the quote by email and some pictures I requested. $500 for a 1/4 panel fix and spray. From the pictures I can make out that there are 2 maybe 3 scratches. One looks deeper and narrow but it is vertical that is a little suspect. Looking at my motorcycle I cannot see anything that could do such a scratch, everything is smooth and not jutting out more than my leg/knee. His car is quite dirty and the pictures are not very good. He says I can come out and have a look, but from the phone call I don't particularly want to deal with him in person. So I suspect that he is one of those cages, hating on motorcyclist cause they don't get stuck in traffic. He saw me lane filtering and though why not try to pin that guy, get my already scratched car fixed. That TAC advertisement of late might have inspired him. As such, no police report has been made. So my question is what can I do? Should I still try to deal with this guy? Let insurance deal with it? and what are the actual legal implications? PS: YES I do lane filter.( Police office actually just told me to be careful while doing it), and YES I do have insurance (Third party) Thanks for your time. Advice is appreciated.