“Yes, you can sue the neighbor for the cost of repairs to your car, but I recommend using that option as a last resort.
Your first action should be to contact your local police department and report the accident. Once they meet with you, they will visit the neighbor and he may be more likely to provide them with the information.
Then you will want to contact your insurance carrier.
Since you have the neighbor’s name and address, they may be able to contact his insurance company directly.
You can also claim the loss under the collision coverage
on your policy.
Your insurance carrier would then sue the driver on your behalf through subrogation
. The goal would be to collect the cost of the repairs and to refund the collision deductible back to you.
If you have a liability-only policy and are not able to get the name of his insurance carrier, then you will want to consider bringing him to small claims court.”