So, I was involved in an RTC the other week, completely not my fault. The driver has admitted liability (to me in person, at least) and I've got police statement / independent witness to corroborate my case.
Anyway, the bike is quite badly damaged (front wheel totalled, forks bent, bar tape and bars scuffed, shifters damaged etc). I took it for an independent valuation at a major bike shop who said it was uneconomical to fix. I've shown this to the car driver who has involved her insurance (I don't think she was expecting it to cost £700+ when she admitted liability) who have apparently advised her to collect my bike for 'her own independent valuation'. I have offered to take the bike to another shop of her choosing for a second opinion, but she has declined this, insisting that she wants to take the bike.
I'm not quite sure where to go now - it seems unusual for them to want to have the bike. It's pretty worthless to me currently but it just seems unnecessary? If it was a car that had been damaged, you wouldn't hand it over to the other driver, would you?
Any advice welcomed.