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HiMy partner is to blame as she tapped the other in the rear.
I don't like the sound of this and I am glad that you asked thequestion.
What exactly does this statement say?
It sounds to me exactly like what you think it is which would benormal if the driver who was at fault was not covered on your insurance
I do not have the indemnity statementWe are not claiming for anything as my partner was not hurt in this incident and i have only a 2inch scratch on my front bumper.
In all our previous conversations via the telephone and email there was no mention of an indemnity statemt untill the following and last correspondace.
My insurance Co recent correspondence verbatim:
We note that there appears to be a breakdown of communications between yourself and our enquiry agent who recently attended upon you for the purpose of obtaining a statement in respect of the pre and post accident mechanics.
We also note that our enquiry agents requested some additional information. As standard, our enquiry agents provide an indemnity statement for the same time they provide the statement in respect of the pre and post accident mechanics. This is standard procedure.
We are unable to address the issues of a low velocity collision without a statement from yourself and take this opportunity to remind you of your obligation to co-operate in accordance with the terms and conditions of the policy of insurance.
We can confirm that we have reinstructed the xxxxxxx Group and have requested that an alternative agent contact you for the purpose of obtaining the statement.
There is no problem whatsoever in providing a statement inrespect of the pre-and post accident mechanics (that is legal speak for thecircumstances surrounding the accident)
the thing that worries me is the word "indemnity"
it does actually say that the enquiry agents provide an indemnitystatement.
I think in all honesty they simply mean a statement but for somestrange reason known only to your insurance company, they have decided to callit an indemnity statement.
Just make sure that anything you sign does not agree to payanything and does not admit to anything.
They can sometimes ask you to sign an indemnity statement if thecar has been modified and the modifications have contributed to the accident orcould have contributed to the accident in which case, you sign a statement tosay that you are responsible for the changes to the vehicle.
Let the agent come round and see what he is asking for. If indoubt don't sign anything or let me have a copy and then I will advise you.
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