What can I do when a car rental company charges me for tickets months after I rented the car?
In October, I found that my credit card had been charged over $1000 for a traffic violation Hertz claims I received while renting the vehicle. After talking with them, they provided a photo of the vehicle with other vehicles in the picture going the same speed, which meant I was travelling with the flow of traffic, NOT speeding. I wanted to know what can be done about this, as I know for a fact I never received any traffic violations while renting the car, and I am trying to get this charge removed as fraudulent with little success. any advice would be appreciated
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"which meant I was travelling with the flow of traffic, NOT speeding.".....Ummmm nice try but NO. If this was a video from law enforcement with some form of automated speeding tickets or red light running assessed by law enforcement agencies while you were operating the vehicle - you might have some issue to debate if they are seeking reimbursement when you were not afforded notice to take personal responsibility to appear and defend the claims in traffic court. If there are several - it may not be worth the effort financially and maybe even be in your favor if you weren't assessed points. In contrast, if there is a contract provision that you will not speed - and they have monitoring devices on the vehicle, such as GPS and video confirmation, this would be a different issue. Regardless it will cost you more in legal fees to address this if you actually did commit the offenses, knowingly or otherwise.
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