Insurer Pushes Back At Gov't Car Crash Damage Suit

Law360, London (November 12, 2019, 1:51 PM GMT) -- Advantage Insurance has resisted claims by the U.K.'s transport ministry that it should pay for repairs to a major road barrier caused by a speeding Mercedes with a policyholder behind the wheel, insisting that proof is needed that the driver’s negligence is to blame.

The Secretary of State for Transport said in a claim filed at the High Court that Advantage Insurance Company Ltd. had insured the owner of a silver Mercedes who was at fault for a collision on the M25 motorway in November 2017 that damaged a central barrier on the busy road, which circles London.

The Gibraltar-based motor and...

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