You know how Nanny's local councils are always putting the mockers on events and activities organised by their local residents, by insisting that insurance cover (to the value of at least £5M) is purchased?
Well here is a wee irony for you.
As and when someone has the temerity to claim against council insurance, the council won't pay up.
Such was the case for Mark Jones of Normacot, who having left his car on Hamilton Road on 19 December found that it had been hit by a bin lorry which had skidded on the ice.
Mr Jones duly made a claim of £2K for damage done to his vehicle, but was surprised to find out that the council's insurers (Zurich) refused to pay up.
Because the road was icy!
A council spokesman said:
"We are sorry to hear of this accident but our insurers have not accepted the claim.
This is because there was no negligence on the part of our driver who was driving very slowly, carefully and cautiously in icy conditions."
So there you have it, insurance companies used by local councils will not pay up where they determine that the person who caused the accident was being careful.
Isn't that the definition of an accident, ie a cock up that is no one's fault?
In other words they won't pay when there is an accident!
Isn't that what insurance is meant to cover?
As I have said before, insurance companies are screwing local councils (ie the local tax payers) right up the posterior, because they see them as a soft touch; and the local councils are bending over and taking it without any fuss.
Truly a rip off, perpetrated on the long suffering local taxpayer by the councils and the insurance companies!
FYI, the insurance companies are next in line for the toxic contagion that has hit the banking sector. Then all the dodgy practices of our "safe/reliable" insurance companies (these being the same companies to sold endowment polices) will come out in the open, like pus from a scab.
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