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My partner has spoken to the insurers, and the solicitors acting on their behalf. Since forwarding the court order onto them there have been a couple of emails chasing them and voice mails left.
It was my partners fault and although she admitted no liability the insurance company did so on her behalf.
The scratch on my partners car we polished out so very minimal damage, and from the photographs the scratch on the other persons car should have polished out quite easily. All photos of both vehicles were forwarded to the insurers.
The court order was to try and get payment of just over £10,000 for the accident leading to "anxiety" and "a fear of driving" and £400 for physio, - which considering at the time she wasn't even sure she'd been hit seems a bit odd! This was why the insurance company wanted to take the matter to court. Since forwarding them the court order< which had to be posted at the court within 14 days they don't appear to have done that, and the letter that has arrived today says "No acknowledgement of service having been filed it is ordered the defendant must pay the claimant an amount which the court will decide, and costs"
i just wanted to get some idea of whether this claim could come back on my partner at all or whether it should all be sorted out by the insurance. Does the fact the "judgement for claimant" from the court has my partners name on it mean the claim is purely against my partner or is it still possible/likely to be sorted out by the insurers?
Thanks for all your help