Allianz warns that RSA judgment could push motor costs higher

Gavel

In his preliminary judgment on the case of Coles v Hetherton, Mr Justice Cooke held that while the measure of loss in a case where the damaged vehicle has been repaired is the reasonable cost of repair, it “is not necessarily the repair cost actually incurred”.

The judge also found that the cost of repairs should be determined by reference to what an individual would pay for repairs if they arranged them personally, even if the repairs were in fact arranged and paid for by the insurer.

The case

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