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Old 08-10-2020, 07:44 PM   #21
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Unless you actually saw them do it, you don’t have a leg to stand on. What’s to say they didn’t leave, someone else park there, dent your door accidentally and then move so you wouldn’t pursue them for the cost of the repair?

The CCTV would not be released to you even if it was caught on it. Remember you have a legal requirement to report the collision to the police within 24 hours.
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Old 08-10-2020, 08:33 PM   #22
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That looks like it's been done. intentionally. Most car park dents don't look like that, even if the wind caught it.
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Old 09-10-2020, 09:30 AM   #23
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thats been done out of spite unless the wind caught their door ,way more than a slight bump of the door when getting in/out
They'd definitely know that they did it mate, that's for sure.

I'd have stayed in my car until they got out of theirs, or made some effort to stand with my head in the boot until they'd gone so they're aware that I'm keeping tabs on them.
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Old 10-10-2020, 09:51 AM   #24
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Unless you actually saw them do it, you don’t have a leg to stand on. What’s to say they didn’t leave, someone else park there, dent your door accidentally and then move so you wouldn’t pursue them for the cost of the repair?

The CCTV would not be released to you even if it was caught on it. Remember you have a legal requirement to report the collision to the police within 24 hours.
Don’t be silly, nobody was injured.
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Old 04-12-2020, 11:32 PM   #25
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I'd have stayed in my car until they got out of theirs
The problem with this, is when they proceed to hit you and ding your door, you have to accept you didn't go out of your way to stop it. You just can't win. Ask me how I know...

From experience, yes I would try to stop it! I'd be out the car, make eye contact with the intruder and maintain it... then hope for the best.
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Old 05-12-2020, 01:34 AM   #26
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I know its not car on car, BUT...

My unit has been hit TWICE by two different vehicles. Both times I have caught the driver and the car with registration clearly visible on my CCTV.

The only way for proceedings to commence for me, was for me to report it to the police and that is it...
Police CANNOT and WILL NOT get involved, they cannot even give you the details of who the insurer is... NOTHING! even though it was a hit and run, they will not do a thing.

unless you ask that person (if you can find them) for their Insurance details and they give them to you, that's the only way you'll get a claim raised.

Your insurance company MAY and I use that word lightly, take the Reg of the car and chase its current insurer.
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Old 05-12-2020, 01:36 AM   #27
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Don’t be silly, nobody was injured.
I think you need to do a little research mate... regardless of injury, if you hit a car or property and the Driver or property owner isn't present, you MUST report it to police.
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Old 05-12-2020, 05:38 AM   #28
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Thanks for all the support!

I got in touch with my local BMW as the third party body shop they use has done some warranty work for me in the past that I was impressed with

Having spoken to them on the phone he said that BMW put a 3mm tolerance on their filler depth as a standard. He said the point at which its struck is the worst spot so in order to get me a perfect fix he is suggesting a complete new door (they’ve yet to see it in person as I’m away currently, so everything is based on my countless photos).

They could pull it out and repair but it wouldn’t be ‘as new’ which is what I’m aiming for ideally with it only being a month old.

I’ve also spoken to the car owner who said that there was a mark on the edge of his door that looks like it lines up with the dent on mine for the photo of our cars together...

I’m crossing my fingers we can get something worked out but we’re not out of the woods yet


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Old 05-12-2020, 07:05 AM   #29
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Supermarkets and Councils are partially to blame as they re-size the bays to increase the number of parking spaces. This doesn't excuse the stupidity of some vehicle owners and I've seen car doors literally thrown open by drivers and children without a second thought. I always use the Parent & Child spaces which are the correct size for cars, and I care more about my doors than what other people think.
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They'd definitely know that they did it mate, that's for sure.

I'd have stayed in my car until they got out of theirs, or made some effort to stand with my head in the boot until they'd gone so they're aware that I'm keeping tabs on them.
I do this all the time or pretend i’ve forgotten something and go back to my car rummaging around glad i’m not the only one.
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Old 05-12-2020, 07:09 AM   #30
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It seems that someone could have been jealous
I hope you get it sorted so you can put this behind you.
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