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wizbongre
 


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Car damaged whilst parked at airport - any advice?

I left my Audi parked up at Manchester airport's T1 Multi-Storey for 2 days earlier this week.

Some lovely ****er has apparently driven/reversed into the front of it, smashing the license plate, grill and bumper. I'll probably have to replace the lot thanks to the scratches/cracks.

I've raised a complaint with the airport, however I don't believe I've got a leg to stand on really, and at best they might be able to share a license plate if they can pick it up from their CCTV. Even with that, not sure what I can do. (Doubt they will share because of GDPR no doubt.)

Anyone had similar and can advise?
 Cheers,

Gareth

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Post #203858920th Mar 2019 10:05 am
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Your insurance company can request a copy

First establish if there is evidence then decide on the route to take

CarPark will have many signs saying they are not liable for Damage
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wizbongre
 


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As per, would prefer not to go through insurance as I'll end up forking out forever even though not my fault anyway.

Lets see if the car park have any evidence and take it from there.
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Gareth

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Post #203859720th Mar 2019 10:27 am
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Ken
  


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OK if you can establish you did it (Reg)

go to the askMID page to search Costs about 4.99 ish that will give enough to make contact with the TP insurers
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I don't think man air will release any cctv footage. One of my drivers had the same problem while he was collecting a customer.
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Post #203864520th Mar 2019 12:43 pm
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If Insurance ask its a different story
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Yes probably Ken Thumbs Up
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Dealing with stuff like this is my day job Rolling with laughter
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It should be reported to police, it is criminal damage, if your car is damaged theirs must be, when they put a claim in they have got to disclose how and where it happened, this is where reporting it may pay off.
I had a similar incident, chap hit me broadside and never stopped, 10 weeks later police where knocking on my door they had traced him through his insurance claim Thumbs Up
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It’s not criminal damage. No mens rea.

Also a private car park is not a public road. The Police won’t go chasing people for damage in car parks.

Best you can hope for is if you involve the insurance, they go chasing it up.
  
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Its a bit chicken and egg - I don't want to involve insurance if I end up not finding the person who did it, as I just end up with excess, and a claim against my policy; however I might have to speak to insurance if I want half a chance of tracing them.

Might have to chalk this one up to experience and sort the repairs out myself direct with a body shop.
 Cheers,

Gareth

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I appreciate the dreaded fear of price hikes if you report it to the insurance, but that’s what they are there for.

Personally, I’ve got £100 excess. If my claim was say £200, I’d defo pass it onto the insurance. Choice I suppose, but I’ve had insurance for 40 years and only claimed a couple of times and I think I am a mug along with a whole load of others who avoid claiming because my premium might go up.

If something happens and I am covered, I’d just shrug my shoulders and bung in a claim. If they put the prices up, so be it.
  
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There is also the issue of lying to your insurer. They ask "have you had any accidents or claims even if not your fault?". You say "no" and are being fraudulent in doing so. Of course, the chances of them ever finding out are slim, but they are not zero.
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The Dundonian wrote:
It’s not criminal damage. No mens rea.

Also a private car park is not a public road. The Police won’t go chasing people for damage in car parks.

Best you can hope for is if you involve the insurance, they go chasing it up.


So why was my SIL cautioned and charged with criminal damage after unknowingly reversing his Defender into a Volvo and doing an alleged £1500 worth of damage(4 inch scratch that escalated into a new front bumper) while in a supermarket car Park?- he was traced by cctv.
He was let off after agreeing to pay for the damage after had he viewed and examined it.
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