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Old 29 October 2013, 13:34   #11
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Wow - flashback time!

Many years ago I was about to leave my house one morning when there was an God-awful bang outside. I go out and my car is now a full car's length up the street. There is a car wedged in the back of it. This was in a quiet road in an "estate". As chance had it, I knew the girl and she admitted liability (she'd have too ). I got a quote (total right-off) and next thing I knew her family were calling me saying I was robbing her and they'd take MY car to "a man they knew" who would sort it. I declined this excellent offer and next thing they suggested that I was illegally parked (facing the wrong way). The insurance company paid up and just for the shits and giggles, I hit them for car rental too. I was always struck by how very much people want to take advantage of any situation. I have lost track of the number of "hit & runs" my CCTV has recorded at work. One burd reversed her Landcruiser onto the bonnet of a Celica, got out, inspected the carnage and drove off. Her excuse later - "I didn't notice any bump!". Cop says he has footage - new tune "That car parked behind me when I was inside - it wasn't my fault!"

Your matey is taking the piss - avoid him and claim away.
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Old 29 October 2013, 13:49   #12
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Put money on it the police wont be interested. Its not an injury and all parties have made contact and followed rules. Insurance claim#

As for taping others, up to you I always cover my xxxx and will argue with others after but have it for a record, same with some HR companies I have dealt with, better to have tape than nothing( perhaps thats another post)
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Old 29 October 2013, 14:03   #13
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Cheers guys, I have pinched myself to see if I really am being an arse.

No need for police, as said I tried to be nice, but as the guy is a tit., I'm making them pay!

He lives in my road..but I don't even care he has to drive past me to get to his house!

I think you can record calls without telling them...(we do at work!!)
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You tried to be fair and the chap is now being unreasonable. Just go through the insurers, he had his chance.

Your quote didn't sound that bad, it can only have been a very small dent. We have just had my wife's car repaired after a pheasant hit the bonnet and that was well over 1500 for a dinner plate sized dent.

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Old 29 October 2013, 16:21   #15
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Guy stood with daughter saying ' my daughter just drove into your AUDI'
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No wonder he's annoyed... that AUDI seems to have changed shape a bit ;-)

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You'll notice a lot of companies have a recording that says calls may be recorded for training and quality etc... ...there is a reason they tell you that.
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Old 29 October 2013, 16:45   #16
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tell the police and your insurance company,The boss (the wife) and I went to the cinema Tuesday, and when we came out some kind person didnt like the shape of my car as the have smashed it all down the n/s, over two grand to fix it. Being the nice kind soul that he/she was , he didnt leave any details, the police now are investigating the smash.I just remembered my daughters car was T boned on a junction, the other driver tried to blame my daughter, the woman said "she was driving to fast" I politly pointed out that my daughter dont drive side ways along the roads.
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I've had this exact thing happen, and long story short, the reason he wanted not to go through insurers as his wife (in this instance) wasn't insured to drive the car! Police weren't interested even though they happened to be on scene when the incident happened, but didn't actually see her driving. My insures coughed up, and are now perusing the owner of the vehicle.
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Where's the whiplash claim from getting up to answer the door quickly!? The guy sounds a tit.
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Cheers all - no need for Police or call recording or any of that.

More shocked at how he seemed to want to turn his daughter being a tit into me being expected to swallow some of the cost as she was ' upset' and he had to take a day off work to get her car fixed and how he seemed to think as he was honest enough to knock on my door I should cut him some slack as she 'could have driven off' .......

I guess it s case of how dare I point out his 'princess' was without any doubt at fault and there is always a consequence to actions where you do something wrong - but no ..I was told I'd ruined her life at uni etc etc as I wouldn't accept the car could be fixed for less than 1200. ( actually I was shocked at how much those Audi headlights cost! ) .

Oh well his daughter will now have a HUGE claim on record, loose her NCB, not go to UNI, not get a job, probably have to sell her organs for research to be able to buy food etc etc - all down to me wanting the car fixed !

I really must have a word myself ......I'll just have to live with it
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Sounds like you did the right thing in the end Pete.

One more thing worth remembering is that if you do verbally agree an out of insurance settlement and the money isn't forthcoming for the repair, it's quite possible for weeks to have passed since the accident. Insurance usually states (somewhere in the small print) that all accidents claimed or otherwise should be reported to the insurance company without delay.

You wouldn't want your insurance company wriggling out on a technicality would you?
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