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Just so that I am clear, how fast was she going?
less than the speed limit, which was 5mph. She's a careful driver and its hard to pick up any real speed in the car park because of the short straights.
And what distance did she skid?
also, since the accident there have been numerous signs put up warning the public of the slippery surface.
skid would of been roughly 3-6 meters
And what injuries did she suffer?
So maximum impact speed 5mphg
she banged her head, but ambulance checked her out and just told her to rest. She is not making a personal injury claim.
yes, the speed limit is 5mph
So its just the damage to the car?
What is the cost?
and a day off work each
the two quotes, one for 3k the other for 4k
You can do it yourself but you still have to declare the accident.
You need to write and set out your losses and request a refund within 14 days or say you will go to Court within 14 days. You should make sure you send this recorded delivery and keep a copy.
If they do not refund you then you can issue proceedings in the County Court. You can either do this online at: www.moneyclaim.gov.uk or by completing form N1 http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n001-eng.pdf and take it to your local County Court.
The Court will then issue a claim which a copy will be sent to the Defendant who will have a limited time to defend it, if not you can enter Judgment and enforce.
If the matter is defended it will be set down for a trial. If the claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim and you will not need representation.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
I have already submitted my claim to their company (transportationclaims)
Yes but you need to give them 14 days or say you will go to Court.
you think me threatening them with court action would help my case
If you have already said you would go to Court you can skip this step
ok, understood. Is there any specific law that I can use to re-enforce my case, or based on what I have said do you think we have a good chance of winning?
No - just what you have said.
Can I clarify anything for you?
sorry just so I understand, you don't think we have a chance of winning the claim?
or was the No to the knowledge of a particular law
No particular law....
But I don't think you have a claim if I am being honest
extra bit of information, there have been 7 accidents there in the past 6 months due to wet weather
(another thing the car park attendant let slip)
Can I clarify anything else?
Also if the police report states that the floor was extremely slippery, can that be used in a court of law to support our case (the policeman actually slipped himself when he got out of the car)
Yes that can be used as evidence
the police report will cost £90 to obtain, can I add that to the claim?
Yes you can if you win
great thank you
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