car insurance ? legal cover? - steveo3002
im searching around for car insurance at the moment

i wondered if anyone could outline the advantages of legal cover ? what scenario would i need it

im just trying to figure out if its a wise option or a silly add on..surley the regular fully comp car insurance covers me for most things??
car insurance ? legal cover? - bell boy
Have a claim against another insurance company that are intent on messing you and your insurance company about, or you need to sue someone then i wouldnt be without it.
car insurance ? legal cover? - steveo3002
isnt it my insurance compnays job to deal with alkward 3rd partys?

its just that money is tight and i kinda got the feeling it was like all the add ons you get offered when renting a car in usa
car insurance ? legal cover? - Hamsafar
If an accident is the fault of a third party, they'll extract your losses directly from their insurer, no need to claim on yours or pay an excess usually, but it varies from policy to policy.

Sue an uninsured driver, cyclist, pedestrian or property owner if needed, such as if scaffolding falls on your car.
car insurance ? legal cover? - bell boy
its only £10/£15 buy it or you could regret it later.
car insurance ? legal cover? - steveo3002
ashok, so if a neibours roof tile hits my car..or the lout next door hoofs a ball at it, i can use the legal service to have my car fixed without touching my insurance??

i just didnt want to agree to spend £40 ( £20 x 2 cars) on something i have no understanding of

car insurance ? legal cover? - Hamsafar
You're paying for a service, not an additional right.
If you'd rather save £15-20 and sort the issues out yourself and feel confident doing so then that's all well and good.

I take the cover, as I wouldn't want to pursue such things myself, and don't want to pay for hire car while mine is being repaired, whereas I get one free to me and they claim it directly off third party assuming they're to blame.
car insurance ? legal cover? - steveo3002
don't want to pay for hire car while mine is being repaired, whereas I get one free to me and they claim it directly off third party assuming they're to blame.

i thought this happened anyway???
car insurance ? legal cover? - Dalglish
car insurance ? legal cover?

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read
www.confused.com/buyersguide/legal-expenses-cover....p
and decide.

many other similar links if you use yahoo msn or google search.

car insurance ? legal cover? - PhilDews
I had legal cover almost by accident (I never got round to cancelling it). When someone drove into the back of me, Albany Uninsured Loss Recovery Service, upon instruction from my insurers swung into action. Result: No excess to pay and claim back, brand new X5 courtesy 'car' for a week and no hassle...
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car insurance ? legal cover? - geoff1248
IIRC if you are in the AA or RAC they have a legal dept. who will act on your behalf, or give advice, included in your annual fee.
car insurance ? legal cover? - bikemade3
Lets put it this way:
The first Monday after the clocks went back i was involved in a RTA with a 3rd party@ 0715 ( Not my fault).I reported this to my insurance company at 0900, by 1200 the nominated soliciters practice was aware. Car was drivabel ( 1 head light out) Courtesty car from Wednesday for over a week. i paid the excess on collecting it from the bodyshop. Within 3 weeks the 3rd party insurers had admitted liability and refunded my excess.
By the begining of Nov i was reimbursed for the cost of 2 child seat, and by the begining of April was reimbursed for personal injury ( whiplash).
I had copies of all the letters and correspondance written on mybelf, how much do Soliciters chage for these?
For the £10/15 extra it's money well spent.
car insurance ? legal cover? - defender
on thursday I was doing renewals on insurance for motors and discovered legal cover missing on one for some reason ,phoned to have it added and was charged £7.40 ,just hope I never need it
car insurance ? legal cover? - Falkirk Bairn
I paid Legal Expenses for years (£7 the 1st time) & nver needed it - 5 years ago - car was 2 weeks old I was hit from behind @ red traffic lights - the person 2 x behind said she was to blame - retracted this when she spoke to the boyfriend - turns out no insurance as thye had not called their Ins Co re Courtesy car.

Refused to answer phone calls, sent letters back as Unknown at this address, did not acknowledge receipt of papers. Refused initially to speak tio the Police ( who I asked to help) - The police were reluctant as it was a mnor accident - a letter to the Chief Inspector re Uninsured driver & lack of interest by police was quickly resolved. Lawyer was great and chased them, eventually garae who provided loan car said they had 3rd party cover (initially they said not their problem as they had a signed waiver for insurance) and the Merc garage insurer paid up eventually

2 years later - on the eve of the trial (& £1200 legal bill + medical bills) we were due at court when she remembered that she caused the accident - the thought of a court appearance & the witness box was enough to get her to change her story to the original account.

Without legal expenses I would not have chased them as £1200 legal bill exceeded my out of pocket expenses but my NCB would have been affected. I got £4800 - £4K whiplash, £100 excess & my insurer got their £700 & I kept my NCB.

Best £17 I spent in a long time
car insurance ? legal cover? - DavidHM
Without legal expenses I would not have chased them as £1200 legal bill exceeded my out of pocket expenses but my NCB would have been affected. I got £4800 - £4K whiplash, £100 excess & my insurer got their £700 & I kept my NCB.

Thing is, had you gone to a solicitor on a Conditional Fee Agreement (in England and Wales at least) the same thing would have happened and you still wouldn't have had to pay anything in those circumstances.

That said, if you are involved in a non-fault accident then it certianly makes things easier and although my current insurer includes it as standard, I've always gone for it when I've had the option.

If you are only going third party or TPF&T then it's definitely worth it because the loss in writing off anything worth less than ~£5k won't be sufficient to make you eligible for a CFA unless there's personal injury involved.
car insurance ? legal cover? - Falkirk Bairn
The Chap behind me who had damage Front & Rear employed a No Win No Fee agency/solicitor and I phoned them to tell them that I had had a settlement. The "No Win/No FeeLawyers" had made little progress but they had not institiuted court proceedings because of the up-front costs.

For my £17 I got a good solicitor from one of the best known legal practices in Scotland for £17.00. It was bargain.
car insurance ? legal cover? - L'escargot
>>surley the regular fully comp car insurance
covers me for most things??


There is comprehensive insurance and there is comprehensive insurance. The terms of the policy vary from one company to another. You get what you pay for.
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