I was running, a person took a turn without looking my way while I had the right of way, would have hit me if I didn't stop and I had to jump back to avoid being swiped by the rear end of the car. In a flash of anger I punched their car. I continued running. The person stopped, inspected their car and found damage, and then followed me while calling the police. Upon my arrival home (about 10 minutes later) and after stretching for a few minutes outside, a police officer approached me and questioned me. I admitted to everything. The person can file criminal mischief charges against me but we left it that I would pay the damages.
With car insurance claims I know the paying party can request three quotes (or at least I think that is the case). Do I have any grounds to request multiple repair quotes? Do I have any leverage whatsoever? At the least I'd like to make the person have a terrible day since I cannot use my description of what happened, where I believe the person was at fault, as legal grounds or as a basis to avoid paying for the damages.
The dent is small, but I'm figuring it'll be $500+.