Loving my beautiful
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: United Kingdom
To write off or not to write off?!
Hi all was wondering if I could get some advice;
Some berk went into the back of me before xmas and was agressive, kicking and punching my 156. So i decided to go to a solicitors and make a claim (my insurance company had terminated my policy a day early in error).
The damage inspector has valued my car at a total loss, giving it the value of £725 (16yrs old but great nick). The damage is really minimal, in fact if he hadn't been such an ******** I would have let it slide. His insurers have accepted liability for damage but I don't really want it written off- it has a couple of scratches to the bumper and no structural damage. However I have a big bill for my new GT and could use the £725.
Do I have to accept a write off to get any cash from his insurer (Cat D)? Is it easy to reverse the write off by saying I have had it repaired? This is minor cosmetic damage and in my opinion the car should not be written off for it, whether the work is done or not!
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