Dent in instructors car! Do I pay? Watch

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I was driving today, and I was going from a junction and turning right into (not sure what it is called) the part where the road is small so it restricts big vehicles from coming through.

There was limited space and I didn’t turn to the right as much as I should have and the car scratched on the bollard and now there is a slight dent on the door.

We went to 2 garages and one quoted £1000 to change the whole door and the other £350 for spray paint work and fixing the dent etc.

Should I have to pay?
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(Original post by Unknown0505)
I was driving today, and I was going from a junction and turning right into (not sure what it is called) the part where the road is small so it restricts big vehicles from coming through.

There was limited space and I didn’t turn to the right as much as I should have and the car scratched on the bollard and now there is a slight dent on the door.

We went to 2 garages and one quoted £1000 to change the whole door and the other £350 for spray paint work and fixing the dent etc.

Should I have to pay?
The instructor has dual controls so is to some extent in control of the car however this sounds like a steering issue. If you felt unable to control the car or to drive safely on that part of the road, it's your responsibility not to do it.

This should, however, be covered by the instructor's insurance. The excess for this is likely to be pretty high so he probably is trying to get out of paying it (plus losing no claims etc.). It's an occupational hazard for him.
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