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#16 Philf1

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:20 PM

He does have legal cover. Will tell him to speak to them and see what they say, will keep you posted.

 

He picked up his Clio sport 197 on Saturday, very nice, and very fast and seems pretty well built for a French car. Shame about the 2 feet of snow we have got so he can't give it a real run. Looking forward to driving it myself, but still prefer Ford to anything French.



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 08:19 PM

I would persue this if at all possible, no matter what the police say, if, or should i say when this goes to court ask your solicitor/barrister if there is any way she can be brought to book for leaving the scene of the accident, it's idiot drivers like these that

 

A get away with it, and

 

B push our insurance up



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 08:31 PM

He definitely needs to pursue the legal side, she seems to have been dealt with very lightly.

Please do keep us updated as to the outcome.



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 01:49 AM

A similar thing happened to me back in 2009, young lad who had only had his licence for 7 months, in a toyota starlet totalled my mondeo when he tried to cut across the front of me, nearly taking the front wing and bonnet with him, then shot off up the road, i gave chase and cornered him in a bus stop.

 

 At the time i didn't know it was an arrestable offence, (Thanks clive for that), or i would have called the local constabulary out.

 

We did the usual, exchanged names ect, and i said i would call him so we could exchange insurance details, well i tried and tried but his mobile was always switched off and had no answerphone, eventually after 3 or four days his father rang me, i tried to explain what i wanted, and i was passed onto his older brother, who was beligerant to say the least, it was only when i told him that it was an offence under the road traffic act for the driver not to give the insurance details and if i didn't get them i would have no other recourse but to report it to the police, that reluctantly the younger brother, (Driver), gave me the details.

 

The upshot of it was that a year later he took me to court saying it was my fault and not his, however at the time of the collision i had an ambulance following me, the driver witnessed the entire incident and went to court for me.

 

Needless to say the outcome was somewhat guaranteed in my favour, but it still caused havoc when i went to renew my insurance



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:04 AM

It is frustrating when you have a collision and you were not to blame but your insurance company stuffs you over.
When my car was clobbered by a biker last year while parked and un-occupied my company still suspended my no claims until the case was completed.
I reckon the git wouldn't have stopped except his leg was broken.
Annoyingly all the damage his bike sustained was a broken clutch lever and a drained out tank.
The petrol staining is still on the road like a permanent reminder.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:26 PM

Insurance companies more like rip off companies, I think "reclaim your misold PPi" companies are probably more honest!

 

Son has now got his settlement cheque and his claim settled with no fault agreed so keeps his no claims, was still a very stressful period getting his new car covered however whilst it was suspended,even though they knew the other driver had accepted her fault. And why do they have to charge for absolutely every minor amendment to your policy, £25 admin fee here £25 admin fee there is there no end to it. Yes of course he can claim it back as out of pocket expenses through his compo in a couple of months but still has to fork it out in the first place. Absolutly no sympathy or help from the insurer at all, "sorry sir you have no choice but to pay or we will cancel your cover!" I could swear,no honestly I really could.

 

Still awaiting news on what his solicitor thinks about the police lack of action.



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:34 PM

At least some compensation.
Insurance companies know that you have to deal with them by law and milk it to the extreme.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:44 PM

Yeh I might have to refer this to Martin Lewis moneysavingexpert and get him on the case,haha.



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