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My car was hit in parking place, and I don't know who did it

I park my car on a public spot close to my apartment (there is no private parking in my place). One morning I found out that it was hit, the headlight's mounting support is broken, a dent and some scratches on the metal. It should be from a big car.
I bought the liability package for my car insurance which I understand that it is cover only the damage I made to the other one. Do you know if there is any hope that I can get some reimbursement from any kind of insurance?
Thank you very much for your advice.
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I park my car on a public spot close to my apartment (there is no private parking in my place). One morning I found out that it was hit, the headlight's mounting support is broken, a dent and some scratches on the metal. It should be from a big car.
I bought the liability package for my car insurance which I understand that it is cover only the damage I made to the other one. Do you know if there is any hope that I can get some reimbursement from any kind of insurance?
Thank you very much for your advice.
Yes, go report it to the police, they will open a file, you give this to the insurance comapny and it will be covered.

Your premium will rise next year
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Old 29.08.2017, 10:26
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Yes, go report it to the police, they will open a file, you give this to the insurance comapny and it will be covered.

Your premium will rise next year
Seems he has the basic coverage not full casco with parking damage (+vandalism)
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Old 29.08.2017, 10:47
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Seems he has the basic coverage not full casco with parking damage (+vandalism)
I still would report the hit and run to the police.
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Old 29.08.2017, 10:51
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Seems he has the basic coverage not full casco with parking damage (+vandalism)
I have parking damage + vandalism, and my premium does not rise. In fact, that is pretty much the reason I got it, and have stayed with the same insurance company all this time. Someone vandalised my car, and it was fixed quickly and promptly without any adjustments to my premium.

I would also report the incident to the police, no matter which kind of insurance he has (it's for free, in case anyone is wondering... )
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Seems he has the basic coverage not full casco with parking damage (+vandalism)
You don't need parking damage, a third party did damage to your vehicle, it is covered under RC you will find as it is third party damage
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Re: My car was hit in parking place, and I don't know who did it

Report it to the police then claim on the Swiss National Guarantee Fund.

Beware, you will have to pay the first Fr 1'000 of the claim.

See here for info
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you don't need parking damage, a third party did damage to your vehicle, it is covered under rc you will find as it is third party damage
rc?
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rc?
Civil responsibility, liability insurance/

They have no involvement in this.
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Civil responsibility, liability insurance/

They have no involvement in this.
Thanks.

Well they would, if the OP knew who to claim off, which is of course the problem... obviously he can't claim off his own for someone else's liability.
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Thanks.

Well they would, if the OP knew who to claim off, which is of course the problem... obviously he can't claim off his own for someone else's liability.
TS did not cause damage, so nothing happened that he is insured for by his RC, and i am 99,999999% certain that RC does not handle claims caused when driving a motorised object like a car. (well unless it is something like spoiling a coffee in somebody's else his/her car..)

I still don't see how they can be involved.

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TS did not cause damage, so nothing happened that he is insured for by his RC, and i am 99,999999% certain that RC does not handle claims caused when driving a motorised object like a car. (well unless it is something like spoiling a coffee in somebody's else his/her car..)

I still don't see how they can be involved.
It does if you damage someone else's property whilst driving a car.

Hubby accidentally demolished a wall belonging to the commune when exiting a car park and it was the RC part of the insurance that covered the cost of repairs to the wall. The car insurance covered the damage to the car.
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It does if you damage someone else's property whilst driving a car.

Hubby accidentally demolished a wall belonging to the commune when exiting a car park and it was the RC part of the insurance that covered the cost of repairs to the wall. The car insurance covered the damage to the car.
No it doesn't, unless extra insurance has been agreed upon.

AXA for example:


3 The insurance does not cover the liability:
31 as owner and arising from the use of motor vehicles
and trailers of all type drawn by motor vehicles (subject
to A 6.1 and A 6.2);
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Re: My car was hit in parking place, and I don't know who did it

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No it doesn't, unless extra insurance has been agreed upon.

AXA for example:


3 The insurance does not cover the liability:
31 as owner and arising from the use of motor vehicles
and trailers of all type drawn by motor vehicles (subject
to A 6.1 and A 6.2);
Ours did. No extra insurance was involved.
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Ours did. No extra insurance was involved.
Which company?
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Re: My car was hit in parking place, and I don't know who did it

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No it doesn't, unless extra insurance has been agreed upon.

AXA for example:


3 The insurance does not cover the liability:
31 as owner and arising from the use of motor vehicles
and trailers of all type drawn by motor vehicles (subject
to A 6.1 and A 6.2);
Zurich do cover motor vehicles if it is a third party private vehicle (Art. 607 here https://static.direct.zurich.ch/plpu...ce_03.2017.pdf) and there isn't liability coverage in place from the motor policy.

I'm not sure when that would ever be the case (legally), but potentially on private ground, or I guess you may not know the vehicle owner has no insurance.
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Old 29.08.2017, 15:15
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I'm not sure when that would ever be the case (legally), but potentially on private ground, or I guess you may not know the vehicle owner has no insurance.
What does that statement mean?

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Zurich do cover motor vehicles if it is a third party private vehicle (Art. 607 here https://static.direct.zurich.ch/plpu...ce_03.2017.pdf) and there isn't liability coverage in place from the motor policy.

I'm not sure when that would ever be the case (legally), but potentially on private ground, or I guess you may not know the vehicle owner has no insurance.
Yes it is true that when occasionally driving a car that is not yours and you cause damage that is not insured even tho the compulsory minimum liability insurance for the car is in place they do cover.

But the most minimum a car insurance does is covering damage done to other cars in an accident, so if the other car is insured the RC does not have to pay for the damage done to OP, if the car is not insured they don't have to pay since it was illegal to drive the car anyway. If the car was insured but did not allow for other drivers it is yet again an illegal act.

I still don't see how an RC in this situation wil do anything.
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What does that statement mean?

Tom
Legally you need to have vehicle insurance, therfore the separate personal liability insurance shouldn't be relevant most of the time.

But you don't need insurance to have a vehicle on private ground (although maybe I'm wrong about that?). So if you caused damage in that situation, the liability insurance would pay.

The same if you drove someone else's vehicle and they lied and told you they had insurance; maybe the law would say you should have checked? But probably your liability insurance would pay for any third party damage caused.
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The same if you drove someone else's vehicle and they lied and told you they had insurance; maybe the law would say you should have checked?
How can you drive it with no plates?

If it has plates, it's insured.

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