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whistonian | 12:45 Fri 12th Feb 2016 | Cars
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When taking out car insurance is Legal Cover really necessary.Legal cover is defined as.....If you are ever unfortunate to be involved in a motor accident that isn't your fault,a legal expenses policy would assist you in recovering certain uninsured losses.
So my question is what could uninsured losses be.

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After a car accident, that was not your fault, it is any expenses not covered by your motor policy. This can be compensation for personal injury, the excess on your policy, cost of car hire, taxis, public transport, phone calls, damage to your clothes etc
16:23 Fri 12th Feb 2016
After a car accident, that was not your fault, it is any expenses not covered by your motor policy. This can be compensation for personal injury, the excess on your policy, cost of car hire, taxis, public transport, phone calls, damage to your clothes etc
Among other things, your excess (especially if it's a large one) and any other losses that exceed the cover you may have on other items damaged in a road traffic collision.
Grasscarp - wouldn't compensation for personal injury be met by the other (liable) party's insurer?
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And not just for you, your passengers will be covered, too.

When I was involved in a fatal accident that was not my fault, it covered the cost of 21 days car hire, my insurance excess (£800), all the legal costs of claiming against the deceased's insurance company, many medical examinations, physio and counselling for two people. After 5 years of legal wrangling we both settled out of court for the compensation.
Arrod's, you have to fight for it.
Desirable but not essential.
I was in a no fault accident and had to spend money on taxis, when I had no car. That was an uninsured loss. Luckily the other drivers company agreed to pay , but if they had refused I would have had to sue them which would have cost me if I had no legal cover.
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Thanks guys for your informative replies.
Just use the RAC for your breakdown cover - they give you legal cover as part of your membership.

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