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The defendant is a company - Palletline - who I believe are registered in Manchester
Yes it is normal to be named as the Claimant. You had the accident, not the insurance company, so they can't bring the claim, only they can in your name.
If you refuse to attend you will lose and the insurance company may refuse cover you legal costs. You agreed to attend Court so you should attend.
However as you live in London you would get loss of earnings and travel expenses
But this is quite normal.
Can I clarify anything about this today please?
I would like some clarification but am just on my way out. Can I pick up the threads later?
Could you please clarify :
Could you please clarify : As it is the insurance company's loss that is being claimed (they paid repairs under comprehensive cover) I don't understand why I am the claimant. Also they asked me if I was prepared to be a witness - to which I agreed. Shouldn't they have explained that I would be the claimant? And, finally, they have said they will only reimburse my travel expenses should I win the case. Is this correct?
The point I was making is - shouldn't it be encumbent on them to ask my permission to bring the claim or at least explain to me that it would involve bringing a claim in my name before they went ahead? And they have specifically said that I will not have any travel expenses reimbused if we lose the case. Is this correct?
Yes. Thank you