The height of greed and stupidity - Accident claim credit car hire - oldroverboy.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7670005/Woman-given-400-000-bill-driving-hired-Mercedes-accident-claim-resolved.html

This needs to be regulated!

She rented the car through an independent firm that offered to cover the cost of the rental, but only if she was not to blame for the crash.

The height of greed and stupidity - Accident claim credit car hire - paul 1963

More to that story than meets the eye I think, 3 years to resolve a relatively simple matter?

The height of greed and stupidity - Accident claim credit car hire - Bromptonaut

More to that story than meets the eye I think, 3 years to resolve a relatively simple matter?

Account in Law Society Gazette includes a link to Judge's decision/reasons.

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/claimants-400k-car-hire-bill-a-stark-warning-to-reckless-providers/5101973.article

There were witnesses both ways including experts.

Court found Defendant's car was stopped at time of accident and that Claimant drove into it. It had not, as she claimed, been reversed into her path.

Furthermore Claimant's witnesses were absent so could not be cross examined - only questionnaires ans statements were available. Given there addresses etc there is a reasonable inference that they were 'witnesses for hire' and allied to the company hiring the car.

The whole thing should be referred to the Police.

The height of greed and stupidity - Accident claim credit car hire - Chris M

I don't think you can regulate stupidity.

Assuming the reporting is accurate and there is some doubt the DM is capable of that, the woman drove into a parked car. How could she possibly think she wasn't at fault?

The height of greed and stupidity - Accident claim credit car hire - Lee Power

The woman was driving an Audi & just likely forgot other lesser cars wont get out of the way for the special AUDI badge when there isnt a occupant in the lesser car.

The height of greed and stupidity - Accident claim credit car hire - gordonbennet

If you play with sharks don't be surprised when one rips your arm off, avoid them and you won't get bitten.

As the thread title notes there are some unbelievably stupid greedy people out there, ok so somethings happened, it's unfortunate and can be annoying but it's in everyone's interests to try and mitigate ongoing costs, even the apparently innocent, it's not a casual lottery win because you (think you) can fleece another persons insurer as that foolish person found to their cost.

Edited by gordonbennet on 11/11/2019 at 08:49

The height of greed and stupidity - Accident claim credit car hire - madf

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7670005/Woman-given-400-000-bill-driving-hired-Mercedes-accident-claim-resolved.html

This needs to be regulated!

She rented the car through an independent firm that offered to cover the cost of the rental, but only if she was not to blame for the crash.

Stupidity is unregulatable.

The height of greed and stupidity - Accident claim credit car hire - oldroverboy.

Reading the report from the official gazette, if some of the "witnesses" are linked to the claims management company and did not appear to testify when they had given written statements, surely that is attempted perverting the course of justice.

Read the PDF at the end of the law gazette report.

Edited by oldroverboy. on 11/11/2019 at 15:17

 

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