Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 16:07:44 +0100 From: Grunff <grunffnospam.com> Subject: Re: Saab got hurt!!!!
Andrew Stephenson wrote: > I've been following this thread with a foreigner's interest: ie, > I don't expect the law in USA.TN to fit perfectly with the UK's. > > Still, I do wonder why nobody suggests recovery from the one who > caused the accident of whatever part of the damage is not covered > by insurance. Is there a plain answer (beyond "not practical") ? All you will ever get as a payout from either insurance company or through the courts is the full street value of the car. If the repairs cost more than this, then it's up to the owner to make the decision whether it is worth paying the extra. This applies to both UK and US. -- Grunff