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He has not written a statement to admit fault, it was his fault in that he did not stop at the crossroad junction, however, it is an accident black spot and there were witnesses that told him to take pictures of the road setting , it was poorly lit, the trees had been overgrown on the give way sign which had been cut back but the sign was covered in algae and had not been cleaned off so was not reflecting, the accident occurred at 9:50 at night so it was dark, the white lines were not clear.
Police were called, scott gave a statement in the police car to 2 seperate police officers, he did admit that he had smoked cannibis and he was arrested, blood tests were taken and he is awaiting the outcome.
Thank you so much. She has given Scott a dealine of 12 midday today to respond regarding the £3000 so time is tight I am afraid, she has been very agressive.
Please can you let me know when you will be able to repond to this query, can I also check that your responses are revant to English law?
The police are not aware that she asked Scott to drive as an uninsured driver as they checked and they advised Scott that there were 2 ploicies in his name and 1 was showing that he was insured, however when I check with my insurance company they said he was not, the same with his company as he is under 25. However Scott did tell her that he was not sure if he would be covered prior to the journey as she had asked him to drive on a former occasion and he refused.
Her cliaim is not for injury it is for the repair or replacement of the vehicle that was damaged in the accident, she is not going through insurance, she is scrapping the car and purchasing a replacement, she is demanding £3000 towards the cost of this.
Unfortunately Scott was under the influence of Cannibis as she provided it and that is why she was unable to drive and asked Scott to do so. Scott believes he had not had too much, blood tests were taken and he is awaiting the result of this from the police.
What our main query is, is she in a position to force Scott to pay for the damage to her car?
Hi, I am sorry I have not responded for a few days, we have been going through the paperwork and trying to make a case. Can I just check with you the circumstances for the money that they are asking for as they are not going through their insurance company and will not be repairing the car, they have decided to pay off the finance by taking out a loan and also buy a new car, they are asking Scott to pay for the repayment of the loan, how does he stand under these circumstances?
They have not provided Scott with any formal documents to show the cost of repair to the damage or the replacement of the vehicle or to purchase the new vehicle despite asking for them.
In addition, Scott has today received a letter from the second driver that he colided with insurers stating that they will be making a claim for damages and personal injury, they have sent this to her insurers, who will be liable for this?
My son has no assets, he has no job and was working for himself but cannot get any work at the moment so he has nothing to give them, he thinks that maybe his best option is to let them get on with it and say and do nothing??
He is signing on tomorow and will be going to doctors next week, he is suffereing from terrible depression, its so sad to see such a good, strong lad go down hill like he has throug one bad decision.
If you advise against this then of course I will advise him accordingly.
I have found your advise very valuable and of course will provide feedback accordingly.
OK I will ensure he does this, many thanks