Why you may not want to make a claim on your own policy. Compare our services to those provided in your policy, contact us today.
Get free independent alternative advice by calling Car Call UK today on the number above and compare our services to that of your insurance company after an accident.
Unfortunately, a claim on your policy - is a claim on your policy, regardless of whether you were at-fault for the accident or not. So, unless you pay extra to have a protected no-claims bonus, you may lose this benefit on any type of accident claim.
Do you have an excess? Well if you are not at-fault for the accident, you will almost certainly still have to pay your excess too. Yes, you should get the money back eventually – but that could take some time.
Did you know that your insurer will also consider you as ‘at more risk’ of having another accident - even if you were not in any way responsible for it? In real terms, this is likely to mean the cost of your insurance next time – will go up.
What alternatives are there?
For thousands of people every year – there is an alternative.
We and our partners provide accident assistance independently of all insurers.
This means that we deal directly with the insurer of the person at-fault for the accident so you do not have to make a claim on your own insurance policy.
Your own insurer is notified for ‘information purposes only’, but other than that – they play no part in the resolution of your accident claim.
The cost of your assistance is recovered directly from the at-fault drivers insurer on your behalf.
How our service works
Basically, we and our partners take care of everything for you.
We are not restricted by the terms of your insurance policy, so it enables us to give you the best possible assistance and get you back on the road as soon as possible.
The benefits of our service:
You do not have to claim on your own insurance policy
You have no excess to pay
The no-claims bonus is not affected
You receive a like-for-like replacement hire-car to use for the duration of the repairs to your vehicle
The damage to your vehicle is assessed by an independent automotive engineer
If your vehicle is deemed to be a total loss or ‘write off’, you can use your replacement vehicle for up to 7 days after you receive your total-loss settlement cheque
We can deliver your replacement vehicle to your home or place of work typically within 3 hours of accepting your claim
Your vehicle is repaired at one of our network of approved accident repair centres or at repair centre of your own choice
The repairs to your vehicle are fully guaranteed
Legal assistance is provided by our partner solicitors for the recovery of expenses, lost earnings and claims for personal injuries
Cost are recovered directly from the insurance provider of the person responsible
Help and advice is available at all times from our friendly UK based claims team
To find out how our service compares to a claim on your policy, call us on 02392 484 244 and we will be happy to help.
Any policyholder can use this service, and it is your legal right to choose who repairs your vehicle. All assistance offered, and information given on this page is provided by Car Call UK and its partners, no association or affiliation to any particular insurer is intended in any way, and your statutory rights are unaffected.