When you should and when you should not claim on your car insurance?
Contrary to what your insurance provider may tell you, you do not have to put every accident claim through them.
In-fact – if the accident was not your fault it is likely to be cheaper for you not to.
If the accident is your fault
If the accident was your fault, then sorry folks – but you will have to make a claim on your car insurance. If you made a driving mistake, your insurer should sort everything out for you – after all, this is what we pay them for.
Because they have had to pay out, your insurer is likely to increase your next insurance premium – even if you have a protected No Claims Bonus.
If the accident was not your fault
If the accident was not your fault, you now have 2 options. Make a claim on your car insurance, which is likely to cost you money or make your non-fault accident claim independently of your insurer.
Why a non-fault claim on your car insurance can cost you money: -
You will probably have to pay your excess before your vehicle can be repaired
The cost of your insurance is likely to increase as a result of your non-fault claim
How thousands of people every year save money by using our independent non-fault claims service: -
There is an alternative to a claim on your own car insurance policy
Your insurance premium should not increase due to your accident – because you don’t claim
You do not have to pay any excess or wait months for a refund from your insurer
Compare the accident assistance we provide to your own insurance provider
Not only will you probably save money by using our service, the assistance we provide to all our customers is often better than that offered by their own insurer.
We and our partners help thousands of motorists every year get the assistance they need after a road traffic accident.
You will get your vehicle repaired at one of our network of approved Accident Repair Centres. We will also deliver a like-for-like replacement hire vehicle to you if yours is unroadworthy, so you have a quality vehicle to use instead of an old garage ‘courtesy’ car.
In addition to organising your vehicle repairs and replacement vehicle, we also provide you with legal expenses cover to help you recover the costs of any uninsured losses. These could include the recovery accident expenses, lost earnings, travel costs, hire-vehicle costs or personal injury claim costs.
All costs and charges are recovered directly from the insurer of the person at-fault for the accident.
It does not matter what type of insurance cover you have on your own car insurance policy, because we act independently of your insurer, all our customers are entitled to the following services: -
We will provide a like-for-like replacement for your damaged vehicle
The replacement vehicle is delivered typically within 3 hours of accepting your claim
Repairs are arranged at one of our approved accident repair centres or at a repairer of your own choice
Your vehicle repairs are fully guaranteed and are carried out according to manufacturer specifications
Legal assistance is arranged for accident related issues such as the recovery of expenses, lost earnings or claims for compensation
Costs and charges are recovered directly from the at-fault driver’s insurer on your behalf
Impartial help and advice from our 24/7 help line
For assistance and advice on any accident claim, 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.