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Car Rental parking damage

Hello,
I rented a car from Rental car company and I went to France for vacation.
In france, a woman hit my car in a parking and drove away. when I returned a man told me what happened and gave me the plate number and his contact as well.
The damage is really minor(a small bump and almost no scratch).
I didn't informed the police, and I have a Super Saver Damage Waiver of 300 CHF.
Now, will they charge me if I don't have police report? any idea or similar experience?
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Old 08.08.2014, 20:14
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Re: Car Rental parking damage

They will charge any cost they incur , unless somebody else pays. As the police won't pay it won't make any difference unless a full recovery of losses is made .
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Re: Car Rental parking damage

Depends on the company and the size and depth of bump- that should be clear in your contract. You might lose your 300CHF- little you can do I'm afraid.
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They will charge any cost they incur , unless somebody else pays. As the police won't pay it won't make any difference unless a full recovery of losses is made .
Thanks,
but, what is the 300 CHF Franchise is good for, if I have to pay the full amount?
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Re: Car Rental parking damage

If you go back to the French police and make a full report, accusing the woman driver,
the insurance might pay the repair costs, over and above the Fr 300 franchise you have paid for.

Always make a police report after an accident when hiring a car.
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Re: Car Rental parking damage

Otherwise everybody who damages the car will just say it was somebody else, wouldn't they?
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