I stayed in Itashao, in sun moon lake, last week, and rented a motor scooter for Friday-Sunday. On Sunday morning at 3AM, we had to evacuate my hostel because the neighboring building was on fire. It ended up reaching our hostel, and my motor scooter ended up exploding.
Clearly the fire wasn’t my fault, but the scooter company still wants compensation for the damage, understandably. What I don’t understand is why they insist on getting it from me. They told me I can pay them, and then ask the owner of the building for compensation. I’m wondering why it isn’t simple enough that they get the money from the owner of the building. I’ve tried contacting police stations, but most of the police have suggested that I just pay the scooter company. Disagreeing, I’m now trying to figure out how to avoid paying them. I’m not going to just give them cash up front, and I’m not sure how they will get money from me, but I don’t want to find out. What I want is to figure out how to get myself out of this situation without any more damage.