Copley v Lawn (2009)

The Defendant’s insurers offered a ‘free replacement car’ to the Claimant as an alternative to Credit Hire; however the Claimant chose not to accept this offer.

The Court held that the Claimant was not unreasonable in rejecting this offer as the Defendant had not provided sufficient details regarding the cost of this hire in order for the Claimant to make a comparison. Even if the Claimant did have details of the alternative vehicle hire cost and proceeded to ignore it he would still be entitled to recover the cost of hire, limited to the amount that the Defendant’s insurers could show they would have incurred if they had provided the replacement vehicle in the first place.

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