Being involved in the trauma of an accident that was not your fault can have a wide range of different impacts on the lives of both yourself and those close to you. Of course, these might be physical, hopefully neither serious nor long-term, in terms of injury or distress. While coping with these, to whatever extent they affect you, there will also be other concerns to deal with, including financial ones, which we’ll focus on shortly.
The transport concerns
Naturally, if your vehicle is going to be out of commission for a period of time, then you might start to wonder about getting to where you need to be. This can range from going to and from work, taking kids to school or their other activities, and transporting others, such as parents or relatives, who rely on you. Having to turn to others for help, or relying on taxis or public transport, can cause a lot of unwanted disruption.
The impact on your finances
All of the above is likely to cost money you won’t have budgeted for. In terms of being mobile, you might decide quickly to take the plunge and hire a car, absorbing (at least until hopefully later being able to claim them back) the substantial costs involved in such an action. Our Not My Fault team have one simple word of advice if you are considering this last course of action: DON’T. It can take a long time, if ever, before such costs can be reclaimed.
Providing a key solution for a ‘not my fault’ accident
What many people don’t realise is that, under Australian Law, you are entitled to a replacement car after an accident that was not your fault. This is something some insurance companies don’t promote; but the one representing the person causing the accident will have the responsibility for covering the cost of replacement vehicles. You are even entitled to an appropriate replacement vehicle – one of the same style, or close, to the car you were driving at the time of the accident. This means, in terms of the transport you use, that you should be able to carry on functioning much as before while your car is in the repair shop.
A single action to take
So, if you have been involved in a ‘not my fault’ accident, quickly contact our helpful and experienced team. You can reach us by calling 1800699034 or complete our simple online claim form. Either way, we’re ready to set to work on your behalf to keep you on the road after such an unfortunate event.