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Wife tried to write off the ML (lol)

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by gh3382, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. gh3382

    gh3382 Senior Member

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    Good morning. I hope all is well with you all. My wife tried single handed to wipe out the entire car park at Morrisons yesterday. In the morning I recieved our insurance renewal whcih seems good at £290 for our Mercedes 4 X 4 and in the afternoon my wife decided she would make a bit more room whilst parking and scraped down the side of a Citreon causing severe panel damage. She went into a crying fit but no one is hurt and there is only scuffs and a small scrape on the bumper of ours which I wont claim for then I dont have to pay the insurance excess. Glad to say a protected No Claims Bonus but I expect a revised renewal. Cant believe how much damage done to the other car which unfortunately I think may be a write off due to the panel damage. I guess 3 tons of German engineering was always going to win. My wife said "I heard the sensors warning me but could not see the hazard so kept going". MMMMMMM .
     
  2. EmilysDad

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    It's easily done. Mrs gh has my sympathy as when I did the same a few months ago with my R Class, I didn't feel a thing in my car .... just saw the other car moving :confused: Parking sensors can see that much they're always going off when parking.
     
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    Everyone makes motoring mistakes. The only thing that really matters is that no one was hurt. Much as we love our cars, they can be put back together.
     
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    LostKiwi Senior Member

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    Given there's a third party won't you need to pay the excess on that claim?
     
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    Excess applies to Own Damage claims only
     
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    EmilysDad Senior Member

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    When I clipped the car the other week, the insurance girl I spoke to asked me if I wanted to claim for the damage to my car too. I couldn't see a reason why I wouldn't, so when I went to collect my car from the repair garage I just paid my excess to them. And that was that.
     
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    Mmmm, that's why I always, if possible, park well away from other cars in car parks.
    :rolleyes::)
     
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    And sods law when you come back to your car somebody has parked a pile of crap so close you can't get into yours. I normally try and find a spot by a car that somebody obviously cares for. Of course law of sod can still apply :rolleyes:
     
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