Firstly don't worry I have another much older jeep to launch the RIB, PHEW!!
Can anyone give me some advise as to how insurance companies deal with write off's.
I was very unfortunate to encounter black ice tuesday morning, which sent me sliding sideways then into the hedge which caused the rear end to flip over and land heavy on the passengers side roof
I'm pleased to say there where no injuries and I was the only person involved,
In what was a very nice 2005 import Mitsubishi L200 Warrior, auto, double cab, black leather, 45,000 miles ish, complete with back box fully lined, in what was mint condition, never touched salt water as my wife had threatened to remove certain parts of my anatomy if so,
The emergency sevices were called by a lady who said she was coming round the corner whilst I was in mid flight, they only took five min to get there, but luckily I was able to kick the windscreen out, and get out myself after about four min, After having a quick checkout in the ambulance and found to be okay, one of the pc's guiding traffic said I was the fourth ice related local incident that morning, and no gritting had taken place.
I mainly used the RIP vehicle for family use and for towing longer distances, only bought her back in 2010 and she really looked the DB, I've looked for similar but can't find one to the spec she was,
Anyway after speaking to the large superstore insurance company, they where very vague in letting me know when to expect a payout and how much, after concluding it was writen off over the phone, well fare enough i've got to give them a chance but how long, as i've never had this happen before, so if anyone can shed some light on this matter it would be much appreciated, thank you in advance.
Q1, How long should I wait.
Q2, I've heard not to accept the first offer, Is this true?
Q3, How much should I accept?, bearing in mind she was in A1 with 45,000 on dial,
Q4, Does anyone fancy a cup of tea?
Don't worry i'f I can take the knock i received the other day, i'm sure I can take another knock about Q3, and no I don't want a Land Rover
, I know thats what some of you are thinking, been there done that,
The spectators couldnt believe how calm and intact I was minutes after the incident, I replied, "Don't worry i'm a boatman, My kind are used to being thrown around,"
Here's my mate covering the screen to protect the electrics, I asked him to be carefull not to scratch her.