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As you caused the accident and it was your fault, you would be liable to pay for the damage caused to the other person’s car. Now as you have identified, the problem is with the value of the damage and the amount needed to repair it. It is true that he could claim anything he wants but that does not mean you have to agree to pay it and you can ask for proof of the value of the damage and not just from someone like his uncle who may have a biased opinion on it.
Whilst he has made requests for payment, there is not much he can do at this stage apart from just that and perhaps threaten you if you do not pay. If he wants to pursue you for the money then he would have to take you to court first (it is not for you to take him to court as he is the one after the money). As he is the one that would be making the claim it would be for him to prove that the money he is after was genuinely incurred and that it was what the damage cost to repair. So he has to provide the evidence to convince the court that the £270 is what it actually cost for the repairs. The less evidence there is and less convincing his argument is the more doubtful the court would be and the less likely they are to award him the full damages. Also remember that all of this depends on him taking the matter to court in the first place. He may never do that and just try to pressure you into paying now, so there is still a long way to go and a lot more for him to do before you are forced to pay anything.
Thank you for helping me. I much appreciate it. so I just have to wait for him if he pursue the case. If i hear anything from him or from his insurance I'll get back to you for further advice.
Yes you are welcome to get back to me as needed. As mentioned, remember there is no guarantee he will take it any further, he can threaten you as much as he wants but until he goes to court and wins there is not much he can do.
I hope this has answered your query. Please take a second to leave a positive rating, or if you need me to clarify anything before you go - please get back to me and I will assist further as best as I can. Thank you