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Hi there Ben Jones
Thank you for your reply and might I reply to your question of 'what am I hoping to achieve' this way
the answer is 'what is right and proper under the circumstances i.e when a proper tradesman (i.e the scooter mechanic) is negligent in a foresee-able situation, and by such negligence seriously (recklessly, if you will) endangered my life (i.e being thrown to the floor in front of on coming traffic).
Whether that is the right terminology I don't know - I am no lawyer - but the circumstances in all reasonableness should not have happened.
Without due care and attention' also springs to mind but may not apply
In short I don't know but I was hoping a solicitor would have at least some idea
I can only note that with tradesman, learned council or whoever, these days have a different interpretation to what 'customer expectation' should really mean but then of course, I am over 65, retired and disabled and I cant help it - they on the other hand are experts in their field and do.
Yes - there is just one more question. Basically to settle my soul and more so to remember next time
Should this have been a repair and the repair costs say 200 units and lasted for a couple of weeks only, Presumably I would have a right to call the repairman back and ask for it to be rectified. But...what happens if he replies that I need a brand new wheel that would cost 500 units to supply and fit.
Would it be right in saying that because he has already been paid 200 hundred units I should really be expected to pay to pay 300 units only. As an experienced repairman he should have advised accordingly in the first place. and for me to pay for a new wheel would cost 500 only and NOT 700 total. Three or four months might be reasonable but not a couple of weeks. Query Sale of Goods Act - a service or goods
lets leave at that.