Hi guys, I had a very minor accident last year when I accidently reversed into someone - no damage was done to my car however the paint had cracked quite a bit on the other car. She claimed on my insurance, my renewal was the next month and it went down by £100 so I didn't think much of the accident. I then rang my insurance company today and they told me that she claimed £4451 which is just ludicrous, there were 4 people in my car in total and the accident was under 5mph - as far as I could see no one was hurt. Is there anything I can do, if anything its just a case of morals and is silly that someone can claim like that on somebodys policy, to me it's just insurance fraud to be honest. Thanks people!
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- Thread Starter
- 28-07-2016 18:53
- 28-07-2016 19:32
I'm really surprised your insurance is willing to pay that, usually they're super keen to contest and check everything.
Can you not ask them to contest the amount?
- 28-07-2016 19:56
(Original post by ByEeek)
- 28-07-2016 20:00
They will be doing that but it is a double edged sword. Her insurance company will have sold her details to a load of ambulance chasers and will have kick backs if she had to hire a car whilst hers was being fixed. The whole industry is one money making racket.
Either way, I'll be immensely surprised if any firm can maintain her claim of £4.5k odd for paint damage haha