If you have been involved in a car accident, one of the first things you should do (after checking that nobody has been seriously injured) is to determine who was at fault. This is important because it will determine who is responsible for any liability, and could affect your entitlement to a replacement courtesy car. To determine who was at fault in an accident, you should do the following:
Make note of any traffic violations
If one of the involved parties was speeding, running a red light, drink driving or committing any other traffic violations, it is likely that the authorities will consider them at fault. The police will be able to ascertain some of this at the scene of the accident.
When proving fault after a car accident, insurance companies and the police will rely on various different types of evidence. This can include:
• Witnesses (remember to take down names and addresses!)
• Dashcam footage
• CCTV from nearby buildings
• Photos of skid marks on the road
• Anything else you may feel is relevant to your case
Even if you don’t have visual evidence, it’s important to take note of everything that has happened as soon as possible. This is because after an accident, you may feel in a state of shock and could forget vital details. For example, was the other party driving without headlights at night? Did they fail to use a blinker to indicate they were turning? Did they look both ways before turning at a junction? The sooner you have this information to hand, the sooner you can process your claim and access a courtesy car.
Request a replacement courtesy car today
If you’ve been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you should be able to access a not at fault accident rental car. The insurance company of the driver who was at fault will be responsible for bearing the costs of your courtesy car hire.
We recommend not settling for any old accident replacement car. After all, the accident wasn’t your fault. With Not My Fault, you can ensure that you’ll have access to a car that is at least equal to the model you were driving prior to your accident. For further information, don’t hesitate to contact our team today.