Regardless of whether it’s a minor prang or a full-scale write-off, there’s nothing good about a car accident. More often than not, you’ll go through stress and frustration as you deal with the other driver, the damage to your car, your insurer, and the cost to your finances and confidence on the road. While the situation might be a bit easier if you’re not at fault, it’s not always clear what you should do after you’ve been hit by another driver. Keep reading to learn more.
Assess and collect
Immediately after an accident that wasn’t your fault, make sure you and any other involved parties are safe and okay. You might need to call emergency assistance if there’s been an injury and call the police if the accident was severe.
Make sure you collect as much information as you can about the accident. This includes the name, address and contact details of the other driver, their registration, licence number and insurance provider, and the location and events of the accident. Taking photos of everything you can is a good step too, as this will help you with any insurance claim.
Cetting back on the road
If your car needs repairs, you might want to organise an accident replacement vehicle. A courtesy car will help you continue going about your business while your car’s being assessed for the extent of the damage.
Insurance and repair
If your vehicle has been damaged in an accident that wasn’t your fault, the other party is expected to cover the costs associated with the vehicle repair. Repairs could take a few days to a few weeks depending on the severity. If the estimated price to repair your car is more than it’s actually worth, the insurer won’t put much value in your repair and you’ll need to request a payout.
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