If you have chosen to have a large excess on your car insurance, this should help to keep the cost of your insurance to a manageable level. The drawback is of course, when you need to make an insurance claim on your policy after an accident.
If you were responsible for the accident, then unfortunately it is likely that your insurer will only authorise your vehicle repairs if you pay them your agreed excess amount first.
If however, you were not responsible for the accident, you have 2 options available to you.
Make an insurance claim on your policy
Make a claim independently of your insurer
If you make a non-fault accident claim on your car insurance policy, you will probably still have to pay your excess up-front, before any repairs are made.
This amount should be recoverable from the at-fault drivers insurer at a later date – but initially it will still have to be paid by you.
If you choose to use our alternative to a claim on your policy, you should not have to pay any excess at all.
When you make your accident claim in this way, you are not bound by the terms and conditions of your car insurance policy and so you have no excess to pay.
Another benefit of not making an insurance claim of course, is that your insurance premium should not increase as a result.
Keep your non-fault claim off your insurance record by using our independent claims service
We and our partners help thousands of people every year make their accident claims independently of their insurers.
Instead of making a claim on your own insurance policy, we independently organise your repairs, provide you with a like-for-like replacement hire vehicle, arrange your legal assistance and recover these costs directly from the at-fault driver's insurer on your behalf.
This means that you don't have any excess to pay and your policy renewal costs should not be affected by your claim.
Tried and tested claims assistance
Our comprehensive claims assistance enables all our customers to get quality accident repair and ensuring they can continue their daily activities by providing a replacement vehicle.
The benefits of our independent claims service are shown below: -
You will be provided with a like-for-like replacement vehicle to use if your vehicle is un-roadworthy and/or being repaired
Your replacement vehicle will be delivered to your home or place of work, typically within 3 hours of starting your claim
Your vehicle damage is assessed by an independent Automotive Engineer
We arrange for the repairs to be carried out at an approved accident repair centre or a repair centre of your own choice
If you would like to recover expenses, lost earnings or look to pursue a compensation claim for an injury the solicitors we work with will be happy to help
Costs associated with your accident claim are recovered from the at-fault drivers insurer on your behalf
To find out more about our service, call 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.