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Italian recovery company - damaged bike


Xavier950
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Managed to damage my bike riding through the Alps

The bike was recovered by an Italian garage (Company A) and taken to their premises

It stayed there for a couple of weeks before a separate company (Company B) then collected the bike and returned it back to the UK



I've noticed there is a big dent in the tank on the opposite side to where my bike went down.

I have photos following the incident when Company A recovered the bike (no dent in photos)

I have photos of when Company B collected the bike from Company (dent in photos)


My conclusion - Company A damaged the bike


My problem is that this Italian company is now claiming that it wasn't them. They have already been paid

Where do I stand/how do I proceed?

Ideally I'd like to get some sort of cost recovery for the damage that they caused?



For full disclosure I had:

Third party, fire and theft cover only

No European breakdown cover

(I'm aware of the stupidity here)


Thank you

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Learn from your mistakes. Get the tank repaired or replaced. I doubt you can do anything to recover any monies, given the circumstances. You can't prove anything and you're dealing with a different legal system, different language, with no support.


£30 or £40 spent on European recovery and its included insurance through the RAC, Green Flag or similar would have been enough to save you all this trouble

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It's a common problem - I've seen it a few times: 2 Italians maneuvering a bike and just chatting about what brakes it's got etc - then one will say nissins are better than brembo or something and the other will disagree, they argue, they'll both stand up and shout and do this thing

 

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Then the bike topples over. Whatayagonnado...

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It's a common problem - I've seen it a few times: 2 Italians maneuvering a bike and just chatting about what brakes it's got etc - then one will say nissins are better than brembo or something and the other will disagree, they argue, they'll both stand up and shout and do this thing


imgur_reaction.gif


Then the bike topples over. Whatayagonnado...

 


This image almost made the whole situation worth it

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It's a common problem - I've seen it a few times: 2 Italians maneuvering a bike and just chatting about what brakes it's got etc - then one will say nissins are better than brembo or something and the other will disagree, they argue, they'll both stand up and shout and do this thing


imgur_reaction.gif


Then the bike topples over. Whatayagonnado...

 


This image almost made the whole situation worth it

 

Good

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