How to challenge an unfair insurance claim
April 10, 2012 11:31 AM Subscribe
My girlfriend bumped the wing mirror of a car while parking. She is getting stung for way more damage. What to do?
posted by Conductor71 to Grab Bag (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I was in my girlfriend's car while she was parking. She bumped another car's wing mirror. It came loose. We decided to do the right thing and leave a note.
A few weeks later, she received a massive insurance claim. It turns out the other car, which was a rental car, got in a much bigger accident later on that week. The whole of the front left corner of the hood was caved in. Whilst my gf is not being held responsible for all of the damage, she is being held responsible for much more than just the wing mirror.
Other than being a lesson in taking photos of damage when it happens (which we didn't), is there anything we can do? (other than rage about the unfairness of trying to do the right thing, and getting punished for it. Grrr.)