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Have you signed anything releasing your claim?
Thank you for the additional information. I am sorry to hear of your dilemma. I realize how frustrating this is for you and I hope to provide you information which is accurate and useful, even though it may not be the news you were hoping to get.
If you did not sign a release and you believe you are entitled to more to cover your loss then you can always decline to sign the release and file suit in small claims court.
However, if you never had full coverage insurance it is not really a loss proximately caused by the plaintiff's negligence and would not, generally, be compensable as part of your claim.
You are absolutely entitled to all damages stemming from your loss, but you did not "lose" this coverage which the rental company is requiring for you to rent one of their cars.
Perhaps you could downgrade in the model you are renting to get them to cover the cost.
Otherwise, you could sue, but frankly, I do not see it as a winning aspect to the claim.
I realize this is probably not the answer you were hoping to receive. Also, please remember that this is not necessarily a moral judgement on my part. As a professional, however, I am sometimes placed in the position of having to deliver news which is not favorable to a customer's legal position, but accurately reflects their position under the law. I hate it, but it happens and I only ask that you not penalize me with a bad or poor rating for having to deliver less than favorable news.
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