[LMB] OT: Wreck update

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 29 06:27:18 BST 2021


I'm glad you're okay too.
In Nebraska you have to show proof of insurance to renew your license tag.

On Thu, Oct 28, 2021, 2:24 PM Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:

> On Thu, 28 Oct 2021 08:31:32 +0000, Gwynne Powell
> <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> >From: WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com>
> >
> >I finally got the car back after 4 weeks. There?s a little more vibration
> since they had to replace the mounting bushings.
> >I had to pay $500 deductible to get the car. Since the insurance company
> for the other driver is saying that their policy was not in force at the
> time of the accident, it will be treated as an uninsured motorist and I?ll
> be out $250.
> >So the accident that happened when I was stopped at a light will cost me
> $250 and a month without a car. It could be worse, if I hadn?t had the
> uninsured motorist coverage, it would have been thousands.
> >William A Wenrich
> >
> >Gwynne: I like the way they say the 'policy was not in force' at the time
> of the
> >accident; in other words, the guy didn't have insurance. We're not
> allowed to
> >drive without insurance here, I thought it was the same over there. So the
> >clown who hit you should be liable to pay, but I know that it's often
> difficult
> >to get money out of some people, even when they clearly owe it.  Anyway,
> it's
> >good that you're ok, which is what matters most.
>
> It presumably isn't allowed, and the police will want a word, I'd
> imagine - but that's not the insurance company's problem.
>
> I'm not sure how it works there - here in the UK, insurers contribute to
> a fund to cover accidents caused by uninsured drivers, and there is
> generally no "excess" (what the US calls a "deductible").
>
> I believe they are required to report such matters to DVSA (Driver &
> Vehicle Standards Agency), and they presumably have a police liaison -
> but you never know with DVSA (they're known in the vehicle data business
> as "Hogwarts", because they are a law unto themselves and no outsider
> has a clue what goes on in there).
>
>
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