Yesterday my rear windscreen smashed :(.
I was leaving a car park, and obviously hadn't shut my boot properly as it opened as I was driving.
It hit a height limit barrier at the entance/exit of the car park and shattered the glass.
All my fault so far..execept...
The height barrier had not been padlocked into place (padlock was open) and the barrier had slipped off its support and dropped lower than it should have been.
The height limit on the barrier states 2M and i would guess it dropped down approx 30cm.
Had it been at the full height it would have just cleared my open boot = no damage.
Autoglass are coming to replace the glass on behalf of my insurers, I have just had to pay £75 excess.
They did not seem intersted in looking into if the council (or whoever owns the car park) is responsible or not.
My question, from a legal point of view wouldnt they want to follow this up to claim back their costs & my excess?
Not overly bothered as its 'only' £75 but I do pay for legal cover as part of my policy.
Comments/suggestions? apart form the obvious 'dont leave your boot up when driving!', silly mistake, i wont do it again!