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Damage to trampoline from neighbour's car!

edited 15 May 2019 at 5:12PM in Motoring
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edited 15 May 2019 at 5:12PM in Motoring
I've got a lovely big 12ft trampoline securely positioned in my back garden. This weekend, my neighbour's Toyota Yaris either rolled or got blown through my face panel and into collision with my trampoline.

The weather wasn't that extreme and the neighbour actually mentioned that his car didn't have any rear brakes which seems to suggest he could be liable however he didn't formally admit liability.

There are some scrapes to the metal frame of the trampoline and the imprint of a Toyota badge on the canvas.

Where do I go from here?
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  • TigsteroonieTigsteroonie Forumite
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    Surely your thread title should be: Damage to trampoline from neighbour's car :) I would suggest you ask for his insurance details to make a claim. I presume you took photos?
    :heartpuls Mrs Marleyboy :heartpuls

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  • debtdebtdebtdebt Forumite
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    Apologies! I'm all of a fluster. Title now changed.
  • Yaris and no rear brakes!! Are there not threads about this special spec on Yaris' on here?
  • JackmydadJackmydad Forumite
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    Never mind I'm sure you'll bounce back from this!
  • facadefacade Forumite
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    As that model Yaris was never fitted with rear brakes, it can't be negligence to not use them so he can't be liable for your loss.
    I want to go back to The Olden Days, when every single thing that I can think of was better.....

    (except air quality and Medical Science ;))
  • ArklightArklight Forumite
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    I wish people would secure their bloody Yarises in high winds. Sick of them rolling around like they do.
  • TigsteroonieTigsteroonie Forumite
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    debtdebt wrote: »
    Apologies! I'm all of a fluster. Title now changed.
    Oh bless you, don't fret about that - I just thought it amusing that your thread title was more concerned about the car than the trampoline!
    :heartpuls Mrs Marleyboy :heartpuls

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  • tacpot12tacpot12 Forumite
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    If the damage was limited to some scratched on the frame and an impression on the cover, I would be inclined to write off the damage in the interests of good relations. It's a trivial amount of damage, even if he is liable for it.
    The comments I post are my personal opinion. While I try to check everything is correct before posting, I can and do make mistakes, so always check official information sources before relying on my posts.
  • k6chrisk6chris Forumite
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    Was anyone on the trampoline at the time??
    "For every complicated problem, there is always a simple, wrong answer"
  • RobisereRobisere Forumite
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    k6chris wrote: »
    Was anyone on the trampoline at the time??
    :j:rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::T

    Was anyone in the car at the time?
    I think this job really needs
    a much bigger hammer.
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