I purchased the min liabiliy ins & min personal accident insurance. The other car made an unlawful and unwarranted sudden stop and sustained no visible damage to their car. Enterprise states that they will seek for revocation of my driving privleges in California for this loss should I fail to pay, inter alia. I take exception to the causation, nature and extent of the claimed damages, gave a statement to that effect, all to no avail. I find their position objectionable and am primarily concerned as to what, if any Ca. Vehicle Code Section provides authority to have a drivers priveleges revoked for contesting an accident pay-out by his rental company when he lawfully purchased their min insurance.
Family Law Attorney
No vehicle code provision allows a private company to suspend your driving privileges that I am aware of. However, it may ultimately affect your credit adversely. You should consider contacting an attorney to assist you with defending this collection/subrogation attempt. Depending on the policy you may also have a bad faith claim. Best of luck.
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Have a local lawyer resolve this for you.
Car / Auto Accident Lawyer
Attorney Patrick is right. There is no statute covering a private company canceling your driver's license. However, there is a statute that if you do not have insurance of your own then the DMV may cancel your driver's license. If you have insurance of your own, have your insurance file this claim. Best of luck.
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Given Enterprise's threat to seek revocation of your license, seek local counsel to advise you of your rights under local law. You do not want to ignore the threat, then find out there was a provision that allows Enterprise to do exactly what they are threatening.
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You need to contact an attorney to discuss the options given to you by your insurance carrier with regard to your accident. I have personally dealt with other California claims such as yours and it is important for you to gather as much documentation as possible, including witness statements if any, which your insurance carrier should be able to provide to you. Having proper representation can protect your cause of action and your right to recovery. Best of luck to you.
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If you purchased insurance to drive this vehicle, I do not understand why anyone would be coming after you for a payment which was made to the other party. Are you sure you are not being charged for damage to the Enterprise vehicle, which normally would be covered under a collision type coverage, which perhaps you did not purchase? If you had your own automobile liability insurance on your private vehicle at the time of this incident, I would place them on notice of this claim and ask them to assist you .
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Car / Auto Accident Lawyer
Enterprise has no authority to revoke licenses. It is a lie to induce your payment in my opinion. Report the adjuster to the Department of Insurance Fraud Division for the misrepresentation. In that same complaint include Enterprise's collection efforts. I have never heard of paying for insurance and having to also pay that same insurance company in the event of their payout. That is called: No insurance at all = Fraud that you should report in my opinion. Contact a lawyer in your home state immediately.
If Enterprise made the threat about your license in writing, you have a case against them for a violation of state and federal debt collection laws. You may consider consulting with an attorney who specializes in this type of law.