Car accidents can bring on a lot of stress and anxiety – it’s traumatic and overwhelming, and you’re probably not sure what your rights are. As the not at fault driver, you’ll be right. We’ve put together a round up of some key information that you need to know. Not sure what to do after your accident? – contact us, we’ll help you.
What are your rights as the not at fault driver?
If the other driver is deemed at fault, then you have the right to claim for compensation to cover the costs associated with the accident – this includes the cost of repairing your car, the cost of your accident replacement car while your car is being repaired, as well as other costs which you may incur as a result of the car accident.
What details do you need after the accident?
We’ve covered this in detail previously, but here is a quick round up. You need to make sure that you gather all of the details of the other driver or drivers involved – information such as their name, address, registration details, name of their insurer and car details.
Compulsory third party insurance and what it means
Compulsory Third Party insurance (CTP) or ‘greenslip’, as it’s most commonly known as in NSW, is required by all in Australia – this insurance provides the driver cover for any legal liability for injury and death as a result of an accident for which the insured is responsible.
What’s the process you should follow if you were not at fault?
Ideally, you should contact our team on our dedicated accident support line immediately following your car accident. We’ll be able to assist you from the very beginning – what information you need to gather, helping you get your damaged car to a repair yard – right until you get your newly repaired car back, and everything in between!
Let Carbiz handle things for you – we offer full-service end-to-end accident management. Our team services the greater Sydney area.