whilst trying to make it across a blocked roundabout yesterday it appears that I may have scraped the bumper of a 3 series with the arse-end edge of my ifor williams trailer. I wasn't aware of anything until a bloke in a 320d starts trying to flag me down further along the dual carriageway.
Turns out he does have a scratch on his bumper that was probably caused by my trailer. I couldn't see anything due to the angle of the roundabout and certainly wouldn't have felt anything that minor. He's a nice polite guy, I'm apologetic..it's all good..
We exchange cards and I ask to be sent the bill for repair as on inspection he doesn't deem it worthy of an insurance claim...an hour or so later I send him an email just to confirm that I'd like to pay the bill for a repair. I hear nothing back for a few hours and then the inevitable...
'If you don't contact my insurance company on this number before lunchtime tomorrow and admit full liability for this accident then I'll have no choice but to contact the highways agency for cctv footage'
I reply to the effect that I've no desire to deal with his insurance co. directly and as he's chosen to go down that route then here are my policy details.
In saying this apparently I'm now denying all knowledge of the incident and he's also reporting me to the highways agency as I drove over the kebstones on the centre of the roundabout he was blocking..
I have advised him to go ahead.
wtf, how can I admit to something that I wasn't even aware of and have no idea what he's claiming for? Was offering to pay in full as a gesture of goodwill not enough ffs..
How to make a mountain out of a molehill...