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Old 02-06-2002, 13:34   #1 (permalink)
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Insurance Company Bastardry

A long story, but worth reading.....

About 2 months ago some prick ran into my gf's car out the front of our house in the middle of the night. I come out to go to work at 6:30am and find what you see below.

1) Asked the neighbours, didn't see anything.....
2) Rang the cops, wouldn't do anything.....
3) Rang the insurance company, couldn't do anything.....

SO, I decide to go for a drive and.....I find the prick about 100 metres down the road and around the corner.:s3

Knock on the door, wake him up and have a few "choice words"

Anyway, he had no insurance but the insurance company said "no worries, just get his details and take it to the panel beaters".

Cut a long story short - car is written off, 2 and a half months later still no cheque - lucky gf has got her sister's old car to drive around in otherwise WTF would we have done? I hate these bastards!
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Old 02-06-2002, 14:32   #2 (permalink)
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There is an insurance complaints body that can help in these cases and make orders binding on the insurer if it won't voluntarily resolve the problem.

http://www.iecltd.com.au/index2.html

All insurers are bastards. Some are just bigger bastards than others.
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Old 02-06-2002, 14:50   #3 (permalink)
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Shyte mate.. that's some serious damage..

Bloody insurance companies suck.. Very happy to up your premiums, but very slow in paying up if they have to..
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All insurers are bastards. Some are just bigger bastards than others.
Mate, your not wrong there, i've had my fair share of hassles from them. :dead: :dead: :dead:
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