Many motorists still assume that the best way to deal with any car accident is to let their car insurance provider deal with it.
It is true that in the case of an accident where you were the person at-fault, yes you will have to make use of your car insurance policy and make a claim.
However, if you were not responsible for the car accident, not only do you not have to use your insurer – it is actually more cost effective not to.
Why you save money by not making non-fault claims on your insurance
More and more people are discovering that a non-fault insurance claim that should not cost them anything - is actually costing them money.
Even if you were not at-fault for an accident and you make a claim, your insurer will consider you to be ‘more of a risk’ than if you didn’t make the claim in the first place. So if they think they may have to pay out for another claim, then that means the cost of your insurance is going to increase the next time you re-insure your vehicle.
This is the price you pay for being the innocent victim of someone else’s careless driving.
There is also another cost you may have to pay – your excess.
If you make any accident claim on your car insurance, you will almost certainly still have to pay your excess. This can be a considerable sum of money to find for many people. Yes, you should be able to claim this money back at a later date (this could be weeks or even months later) - but why should you have to pay this in the first place?
Well, you don’t have to put up with either of these costs - or in fact - any costs at all, if like thousands of motorists every year – you use our independent non-fault claims service instead of your insurer.
Our service provides an alternative to a claim on your own insurance
Car Call UK and our partners help thousands of motorists every year get the assistance that they need following an accident, but without making a claim on their own insurance policies.
Our service provides everything they need and it means they don't have to pay their excess or affect the cost of their future insurance.
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.
It does not matter what type of 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
To find out more about our non-fault claims service, 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.