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Not at fault? Hows how to make that claim

Not at fault? Hows how to make that claim

In an instant things can go from fantastic to grim - car accidents happen out of the blue and it can be a set back you just don't need. Not to mention the time you will need to set aside to manage your insurance claim, get your car fixed and organise an accident...

Not my fault? Important steps to follow after your accident

Not my fault? Important steps to follow after your accident

Getting stuck in an accident can be stressful - and if you’re the innocent driver it can be even more daunting. When the accident is caused by another driver, you are eligible to file a “not at fault” car accident claim - but there are certain steps that you will need...

When the other driver refuses to share their insurance details

When the other driver refuses to share their insurance details

We’ve all made note of the information that we must collect after a car accident - the other driver’s name and contact details, their insurance information, any witness information and details of the accident. But what happens if the other driver simply refuses to...

What are the rules around car seats

What are the rules around car seats

Car seats save children’s lives - and it’s important to make sure that your child is properly strapped in before heading out. Did you know that there are laws and regulations around your child being properly buckled up? Child seat laws in Australia are enforced by the...

Not at fault? What are the costs you can expect

Not at fault? What are the costs you can expect

What's more frustrating than being involved in a car accident where you were not at fault? Wondering how much all of it is going to cost you out of pocket.  It’s a little known fact that you have the right to drive if you are not at fault - what does that mean? Here’s...

How to reduce your stress at the accident scene

How to reduce your stress at the accident scene

One of the most stressful and anxiety-inducing events in one’s life is a car accident. No matter how the accident happened and regardless of who was at fault, it’s important to remain calm at the accident scene.  Here are some things you can try to reduce your stress...

Shock from an accident – Not my fault accidents

Shock from an accident – Not my fault accidents

Everyone responds to car accidents differently - but the shock experienced from an accident is universal. Car accidents are never planned - and never intentional, whether you are at fault or not. But when you’re not at fault, it can be easy to feel like no one is...

Distractions while driving – avoid that accident

Distractions while driving – avoid that accident

Driving will almost always come with some form of distraction - it’s unavoidable at times! But it’s all about minimising distractions as much as possible and keeping your focus on the road - and other drivers! By minimising the distractions directly affecting you,...

Complete your emergency car kit with these essentials

Complete your emergency car kit with these essentials

Whether you’re planning a long trip out to a remote destination or simply running your weekly errands, your emergency car kit should ideally be stocked and in your car at all times - you never know what can happen on your next trip out. The essentials for any...

Why you need to install a dashcam

Why you need to install a dashcam

Have you ever seen a car accident or been in one - and then struggled to explain to others the exact sequence of events? With so many more drivers on the road, there are many more accidents occurring. If you’re involved in an accident that was not your fault, a...

Should you be worried about a simple fender bender?

Should you be worried about a simple fender bender?

Simple fender benders can be inconvenient to say the least - and they happen more often than you can imagine! Whether it happened in a parking lot where someone reversed into your car - or you were sitting at a traffic light and were rear ended - fender benders can...

How car accidents can affect your kids – not my fault

How car accidents can affect your kids – not my fault

If you’ve ever been in a car accident - or are close to someone who has - then you’re probably familiar with the type of trauma it can cause. Even minor accidents and accidents where you are not at fault can cause serious trauma - physical as well as emotional trauma....

Not my fault – how to deal with other drivers

Not my fault – how to deal with other drivers

Have you ever been in the situation where you encountered an angry motorist? It’s never an easy situation to deal with - and less so if they are the driver at fault. So if you are ever in the situation where you are not at fault and dealing with an aggressive driver...

Questions to ask about your accident replacement vehicle

Questions to ask about your accident replacement vehicle

If you’re unfamiliar with accident replacement vehicles, the logistics of not at fault accident claims or how we’ll help you, then read on! Here are some general questions that we often get asked about our accident replacement cars What happens if it's not my fault?...

Do you possess these good driver qualities?

Do you possess these good driver qualities?

If you had to answer this question, what would you say? Are you a good driver? Most of us would say YES, of course! And most of us have been driving frequently for a considerable amount of time - so you must be a good driver, right? Well, turns out that good drivers...

Minor vs major accidents

Minor vs major accidents

Has a car accident gotten you down recently? It’s often a time in many people’s lives where they discover which people and companies are there to help - and which ones are not. It’s also a time when people find themselves needing to learn everything that they possibly...

Should hiring a car really be so tricky?

For too long, the process of hiring a car has been long, difficult and generally inconvenient. The most difficult hurdle to any car rental has been going to collect and return the car. Let alone hiring a rental after a car accident that wasn’t even your fault - that’s...

How to get through a car accident – not my fault

How to get through a car accident – not my fault

Car accidents, or even just the thought of a potential car accident, can frighten or cause worry about possible injury - we all have those moments of fear. This fear can help you make the best decisions about how to handle your own injuries if they happen as a result...

When it’s more than one drivers fault

When it’s more than one drivers fault

Car accidents can be complicated - sometimes it’s more than one driver who is at fault for the accident. What happens in this situation?  There is one driver who is at fault - and it was not you In this case it’s generally a simple open and close case - the driver at...

Car insurance excess explained

Car insurance excess explained

Have you ever had an accident and been faced with a large insurance excess bill at the end of it? Here’s a bit more about your car insurance excess. Car insurance excess is the fixed amount you pay towards your accident claim - this amount is set out in your insurance...

Not your fault? How should you make that claim?

Not your fault? How should you make that claim?

While car accidents take mere seconds to happen, the aftermath can take ages to fix and sort out - especially if you were not at fault, but it doesn't have to be! With the right team on your side, an accident that was not your fault doesn’t need to leave you out of...

Electric cars – here’s public opinion

Electric cars – here’s public opinion

With over 3 million electric cars operating globally, where do we stand here at home? EV’s only make up about 0.2% of the total vehicle fleet here in Australia, so let's investigate how we are tracking. While there are several options on the market to have you driving...

Ever wondered who should give way first?

Ever wondered who should give way first?

Have you ever driven up to an intersection and had a sudden doubt about who’s right of way it is? Knowing who should give way in every situation can be tricky - especially for new drivers! Here are a couple of scenarios and the best way to handle them. Roundabouts -...

Not at fault – Roadside safety

Not at fault – Roadside safety

Whether it's a breakdown or an accident that was not your fault, sitting on the side of the road can be more dangerous than you may think. What should you do if you are in an accident that was not your fault? While you may be pretty shaken up, it’s important to remain...

Driving habits to kick today

Driving habits to kick today

Driving while distracted has become common practise - but it's a dangerous driving behaviour brought on by bad driving habits.  Here are a few bad habits that you should drop today.  Keeping your mobile phone handy while driving If your phone is easily accessible...

The rules around child restraints when driving

The rules around child restraints when driving

If you didn’t already know, our team at Carbiz is child friendly! We want your little ones to be safe - today we look at the rules around child restraints for driving.  Did you know? Many road rules and traffic laws in Australia differ from state to state, including...

Driving near trucks – how to be a safer driver

Driving near trucks – how to be a safer driver

Did you know that truck drivers have a very different experience when driving? Their blindspots are different, their turning circle is far larger and the sheer size of their vehicle means that they may not see you at all. With so many more trucks on the road - how can...

How should you respond if you come across an accident?

How should you respond if you come across an accident?

Imagine driving along and suddenly coming up to an accident that's just happened - what should you do? It is rare, but it can happen that you arrive at an accident before any emergency vehicles. Should you stop or not? Here’s what you should do. To stop or not to stop...

Should you seek legal advice for your car accident?

Should you seek legal advice for your car accident?

Were you not at fault? Then keep reading!  One of the most common questions after an accident - especially if it was not your fault - is should you seek legal advice? And while it’s not always necessary - there can sometimes be a dispute and having that legal...

Blindspots? Avoid an accident that’s not your fault

Blindspots? Avoid an accident that’s not your fault

How often do you check your blind spots? Sure, you probably know where they are - but do you actively check your blind spots while driving? Here are a few quick tips to get you ahead of your blind spot troubles Take a moment to gauge where your blindspots are  While...

How to drive safely near motorcycles

How to drive safely near motorcycles

Accidents can sometimes happen as a result of one or more of the drivers not seeing each other - and this may play a factor in many motorcycle accidents. So how should you drive when a motorcycle is around? Motorcycles may just appear Perhaps you’ve had a momentary...

Not at fault? Benefits of our accident management services

Not at fault? Benefits of our accident management services

If you’re not at fault after an accident, then you shouldn’t be inconvenienced - or left out of pocket. We will help you. Carbiz offers accident management services - services designed to make your life easier after an accident. Contact us as soon as possible after...

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