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    • burkey7
    • By burkey7 16th Apr 18, 11:44 AM
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    Car damaged by a bus !!!128545;
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    • 16th Apr 18, 11:44 AM
    Car damaged by a bus !!!128545; 16th Apr 18 at 11:44 AM
    So while at work on friday night our local bus decided to clip my car squeezing through a tight space caused by another parked car. The driver was told he would not fit by a neighbour but tried anyway and resulted in my drivers side dear door been scuffed. My car is a 20 year old Volvo which is not in the best condition cosmetically but is a great runner. I have had to send photos of the damage to First Group who will assess it and decide what to do. I have told them if they were to go through their insurance they would just write my car off due to the age and value. He did mention that they could do a lump sum payout instead but will wait to hear. Has anyone had any experience with anything like this before or could anyone take a guess at what I could expect as a reasonable payout .
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    • Aylesbury Duck
    • By Aylesbury Duck 16th Apr 18, 11:57 AM
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    Wait and see what they come back with but perhaps you should get your own quotes for the repair so that if they want to go through the insurance route, you have a costed alternative. If it's just scuffs you might decide to leave it if they push to go through insurance?

    You should inform your own insurer anyway - I would expect the bus company to inform theirs and therefore there will be a record of the incident involving your caer.
    • burkey7
    • By burkey7 26th Apr 18, 7:55 PM
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    • 26th Apr 18, 7:55 PM
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    • 26th Apr 18, 7:55 PM
    So first decided to send me a cheque for £500 as they would have just wrote the car off due to age so no issues at all with insurance and a nice payout
    • Johno100
    • By Johno100 26th Apr 18, 8:07 PM
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    • 26th Apr 18, 8:07 PM
    And have you notified your own insurer about the incident?
    • markudman
    • By markudman 27th Apr 18, 10:00 AM
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    • 27th Apr 18, 10:00 AM
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    • 27th Apr 18, 10:00 AM
    I had a bus hit my, £300 car, its all recorded by the bus, so they will see what happen, I said to them i had found another car for £1200 and they paid someday.
    it will cost them a lot more if you tell them you want your insurance company to deal with it, and the cost of a hire car until this is sorted.
    give them price you are happy with, and tell them it needs to be sorted today, or get me a hire car.

    the damage to my car was near the petrol cap, i told them I can not refuel and need the car for work.
    We may not win by protesting, but if we donít protest we will lose.
    If we stand up to them, there is always a chance we will win.
    • Car 54
    • By Car 54 27th Apr 18, 10:24 AM
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    • 27th Apr 18, 10:24 AM
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    • 27th Apr 18, 10:24 AM
    I had a bus hit my, £300 car, its all recorded by the bus, so they will see what happen, I said to them i had found another car for £1200 and they paid someday.
    it will cost them a lot more if you tell them you want your insurance company to deal with it, and the cost of a hire car until this is sorted.
    give them price you are happy with, and tell them it needs to be sorted today, or get me a hire car.

    the damage to my car was near the petrol cap, i told them I can not refuel and need the car for work.
    Originally posted by markudman
    If you read the thread, you'd know it was sorted yesterday.
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