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I'm not going to go into the full story here.

Most of it is on the hellopeter reviews I left.

In a nutshell though, I was rearended, and even though I was in no way at fault, I'm being fucked by both Renasa and Firsthelp.

I'm left without a car.

I will be taking things further by sueing, but I need your help.

Please share my Facebook / twitter / hellopeter everywhere you can.

I'm hoping that with enough public attention, either Renasa, Firsthelp, or both, will chanhe their tune.

Please guys, it literally takes you a minute to share and would really really help me.

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sorry to hear about your misfortunes but 2 things you never do

1) Listen to tow truck drivers - they will say whatever it takes to hook a car as thats how they make their living
2) Should have insurance - would have made life easier as you report to your insurance and they would have claimed against Renasa

Unfortunately with 3rd party claims is a very much hit and miss kind of thing. I have had successful claims against 3rd party before(when my sisters care got bumped by someone in a car park) and have also had failures against 3rd party (when a driver cut from inside line to outside lane and took my passenger door with)
 

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sorry to hear about your misfortunes but 2 things you never do

1) Listen to tow truck drivers - they will say whatever it takes to hook a car as thats how they make their living
2) Should have insurance - would have made life easier as you report to your insurance and they would have claimed against Renasa

Unfortunately with 3rd party claims is a very much hit and miss kind of thing. I have had successful claims against 3rd party before(when my sisters care got bumped by someone in a car park) and have also had failures against 3rd party (when a driver cut from inside line to outside lane and took my passenger door with)
1. Have never been in an accident. When someone tells me insurance will cover, i trust them. Lesson learnt i guess. So doesn't excuse / justify the R18k bill. R18k for what? Moving a car? Come on.

2) lack of insurance was not by choice. Finances didn't allow it. If rather drive an uninsured car so that i can get to work to earn the money i need to feed my son than have the car stand in the garage and not be able to get to work. Don't you think it would have been insured had i had the means to insure it?
 

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Have you seen an attorney yet? In rear end collisions there is a presumption of liability on the guy who crashed into you. You should have a slam dunk case against the driver.

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Have you seen an attorney yet? In rear end collisions there is a presumption of liability on the guy who crashed into you. You should have a slam dunk case against the driver.

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I have. He's useless.

Looking at getting another
 

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Terrible position to be in, I'm thinking legal fees are going to probably cost more than insurance would have costed for quite a while in the first place. Hindsight is always 20/20.

Hope it works out in your favor OP.
 

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I would say sue the driver. He must sort the crap out with his insurance. Getting involved in those corporate cases is going to be intimidating enough to just leave it as a balls up and a loss.
As for FirstHelp, First Group are a bunch of crooks. I am hoping you took pictures of the car before towing? I have had experience where once the car has been returned you'll have replacement parts in worse off condition hence shafting you further.

Terrible position to be in the case as yours, hope it gets sorted out without the drama.

Would this qualify for a case at the small claims court?
 

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1. Have never been in an accident. When someone tells me insurance will cover, i trust them. Lesson learnt i guess. So doesn't excuse / justify the R18k bill. R18k for what? Moving a car? Come on.
R18k is nothing. About a decade ago I had written off a car in an accident (a bee flew into the cabin while I was doing 115 kph on n1, luckily missed everything when I woke up minutes later with car in a new ditch with engine in passenger seat). Tow truck driver showed up after I was loaded into ambulance and driven off. He told my parents (that showed up after he did) that him and his company was authorized by my insurance company to remove the car. Three days later I found out that they weren't and wanted to charge me about R50k (5x book value of the car) before they will release it. I told them that their driver had lied, as he told them that he spoke to me, and I will in 24 hours open a case of fraud and/or theft against them at my nearest police station and institute legal action. 15 minutes before the deadline they dropped the price to free and my insurance was able to collect no problem.
 

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R18k is nothing. About a decade ago I had written off a car in an accident (a bee flew into the cabin while I was doing 115 kph on n1, luckily missed everything when I woke up minutes later with car in a new ditch with engine in passenger seat). Tow truck driver showed up after I was loaded into ambulance and driven off. He told my parents (that showed up after he did) that him and his company was authorized by my insurance company to remove the car. Three days later I found out that they weren't and wanted to charge me about R50k (5x book value of the car) before they will release it. I told them that their driver had lied, as he told them that he spoke to me, and I will in 24 hours open a case of fraud and/or theft against them at my nearest police station and institute legal action. 15 minutes before the deadline they dropped the price to free and my insurance was able to collect no problem.
Not to derail this post but a bee flew into the cabin and did what exactly 👀👀
 

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From the FirstHelp HelloPeter page (4 reviews - all 1 star), I doubt they place much value in reviews.

The people they catch out usually aren't in a situation where they would be able to check the company's rep before agreeing to have their car towed away. Like people above explained, they're vultures.

Hope you come right with the insurance claim!
 

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I were in an accident last year Feb - Also had no insurance due to the age of the car.
Here is what you can do.
Sue the other driver as a person as he hit your rear end (You can go to the small courts claim - But you wont be able to claim for a lot - https://www.justice.gov.za/legislation/regulations/1984-61_SmallClaims_reg.pdf)
Secondly you can sue his insurance (This is costly and timely, also remember if you get a bad lawyer and lose the case which you should not because it was his fault you will still be liable to pay the lawyer fees.)
The last option is if you got hurt in the accident to do a RAF claim (This is timely. And if they think you are faking it they might send you to their own specialists to have a look.)
 
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