I had no problem with that, why would I? Nevertheless, now the climate has modified, the wind has picked up, and I’m ‘hopping mad’ (pun meant) as a result of while getting my Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX out of the shed to go to work, the idiots videoed the trampoline and messaged me it!!! They thought it was hilarious.

For about 10 minutes they filmed the trampoline from their bed room lifting and flying round their backyard. Sadly, it then flew about 20 ft within the air earlier than crashing over the fence on prime of me and the bike. Fortunately I used to be okay, however the bike’s fairing and display took a proper kicking.

I’ve been to talk to my neighbour about getting it fastened however he simply stated was an ‘act of God’ and I ought to declare off my absolutely complete insurance coverage coverage or repair it myself while nonetheless laughing in regards to the video. I used to be seething and am simply understanding whether or not I can truly declare off him or not (I could suck it as much as maintain the peace). What do you reckon?

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My view is you might declare off your neighbour, if you wish to. Legally, if he owns the trampoline, he ought to have secured it correctly in case it was windy. (I guess if you happen to came upon the make and mannequin, the directions could have warned the consumer about this.)

In any occasion, as he has not secured it after which watched it get blown round while his children videod it, he’s a ‘class A ballbag’ and a Decide will discover him negligent in my view. No matter you do, be sure to save a duplicate of the video as proof in case you do need to declare off him.

As for ‘conserving the peace’ I do get it, so you’ll want to have a suppose. Nevertheless, I might add that if you do not need him to pay for the injury personally, you might ask him if he has home insurance coverage as they could properly pay out on your declare. I hope you ‘bounce again’ from this (I apologise unreservedly for the dangerous pun).

Andrew Prendergast

Extra Bikes November 2022