claiming back for parking fine incurred on courtesy car after non fault accident


Hi Guys,

I’m new to the forum so I’m not sure if this is the right place to post this question however I’m hoping I can get some insight.

I was involved in a non fault accident in April (thankfully everyone involved was fine) and since the accident was not my fault I was able to claim back my losses using the motor legal cover included in my car insurance.

As a result of the car accident my car was scrapped and I was given a courtesy car to use. The road I live on requires cars to have a permit and since I was given the courtesy car on such short notice (the day after the accident) I was unable to get a permit in time and was given a parking fine.

I am trying to recover the money I spent on the parking fine in addition to claiming back my excess and loss of earnings but the solicitor handling my case through my insurance is saying they are unable to pursue the parking fine in court with the third party as it is not considered a “recoverable head of loss”

I’m wanting to find out if this is actually the case or whether the solicitor just can’t be bothered with what they probably consider a small matter. I was under the impression that I would be able to claim back any expenses that occurred as a result of the accident and since I would not have needed a courtesy car if the accident did not occur I feel that the parking fine fee should be compensated.

I would be grateful to hear what people think or have experienced similar to this!


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