Collision or Damage

What should I do in case of a collision or if a vehicle is damaged during my trip?

In case of a collision or damage to the vehicle during your trip, you must notify Communauto as soon as possible.

If you are involved in a collision, you must exchange contact, vehicle, and insurance information with the other driver.

In addition, each jurisdiction has its own procedures for when reporting a collision to police is required, as follows:

Province/Country

When Police Reporting is Required

Alberta

A collision must be reported to police in the following circumstances: if there are injuries, if a vehicle is not driveable, if either driver doesn’t have proper documentation on hand, or if the damage appears to be greater than $2,000 in value.

A general rule of thumb is each different vehicle panel (i.e. bumper, quarter panel, door) that is damaged will be about $1,000 to repair. If in doubt, always report.

To file a collision report form, you must go to a police station.

Nova Scotia

A collision must be reported to police if the damage appears to be greater than $2,000 in value.

A general rule of thumb is each different vehicle panel (i.e. bumper, quarter panel, door) that is damaged will be about $1,000 to repair. If in doubt, always report.

Ontario

A collision must be reported to police if the damage appears to be greater than $2,000 in value.

A general rule of thumb is each different vehicle panel (i.e. bumper, quarter panel, door) that is damaged will be about $1,000 to repair. If in doubt, always report.

To report a collision to the police, you must visit a collision reporting centre with the vehicle within 24 hours. Collision reporting must be done in the police jurisdiction where the collision happened.

If the car is not driveable, it can be towed to collision reporting if necessary (i.e. if police do not attend the collision scene), and then onto Communauto’s preferred auto-body shop for your area. If police do attend the collision scene, they may complete a collision report on the spot, or they may have the vehicle towed to a collision reporting centre.

Quebec

Joint reports (constats amiable) are available in the glove box of each vehicle. Unless there are injuries, it is not necessary to contact police if you complete the joint report. If you can’t find the joint report, it is also sufficient to collect the reIevant information on the circumstances of the collision, the other vehicle(s) involved, the identity of the driver(s), and their insurance information.

It is mandatory to obtain a police report in the case of a hit and run.

FranceYou will find a collision report in the glove box or in the compartment under the passenger seat (depending on the vehicle model). It is necessary to ensure that this report is filled in as well as possible, especially with the insurance details of the other vehicle. If the other vehicle does not have valid insurance, call the police (17). Whatever the severity of the collision, contact us as soon as possible at 01 72 09 07 75.

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Updated on July 20, 2022

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