A car accident, big or small, can have a huge impact on your life and family. From medical treatment and psychological trauma to a simple fender bender, car accidents cause great disruption and can leave you without the use of your vehicle – a big disadvantage in modern life!
Fortunately, if the accident is not your fault, you may be entitled to an accident replacement vehicle, the cost of which can be covered by the insurance company of the person who was at fault.
While this is a little known and very beneficial service, it’s vital that any vehicle supplied to you while your own is being repaired or replaced is a like for like.
Your daily needs could take a back seat
Let’s say you drive a 7-seat 4-wheel drive to haul your family around town. Perhaps you have a dual-cab ute for working on site, or a luxury sedan for taking clients around in.
Even if you lose access to a vehicle suited to your needs because of an accident that wasn’t your fault, you still need to keep living. And to do that you need to keep driving a car that supports you.
Having your pride and joy replaced with another car that’s smaller, less capable, or even unsightly could cause you plenty of stress.
The repairs may take longer than expected
Depending on the seriousness of the accident you were involved in, the repairs needed to get your car back on the road could be simple or extensive.
Either way, they will take some time, and despite the best efforts of modern mechanics, there could be delays or complications that blow out the timetable for even the most generous estimates.
If you get an accident replacement vehicle that is not a like for like to your damaged car, you could be stuck with it for far longer than you can tolerate.
Insist on a like for like replacement
It’s vital that you get access to an accident replacement vehicle that suits your day-to-day needs, not the ideas of the insurance company you are dealing with.
Not My Fault can help you source a vehicle that exactly replaces your own while it’s in the repair shop. After all, if the accident isn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to suffer any more inconvenience while it’s fixed.