Will my insurance premium go up after my car accident?
Anyone who has read some of the terrible experiences people have had at the hands of their insurers, will know that drivers are frequently annoyed when their insurance premium shoots up – even after a claim for an accident that was not their fault.
So - yes, your insurance premium is likely to go up, whether you were at-fault or not.
The reason is the cost of your insurance is mainly based on the number of claims you make on your insurance policy and not whether you were responsible for the accidents or not
I want my car repaired, but I don’t want my insurance to increase
If you have had a non-fault accident, but you don’t want your next insurance premium to increase, then you can make an accident claim independently of your insurer.
The services we provide are the same and often better than those available on a comprehensive car insurance policy – but the difference is: -
You do not make a claim on your car insurance
You do not pay any excess
Your insurance premium should not be affected
Our service does not cost you anything
We and our partners recover costs directly from the at-fault party’s insurer
How could your services be better than those offered by my insurer?
Anyone making a non-fault claim on their car insurance would expect 3 basic services to be provided – your car is repaired back to how it was, you get a temporary replacement and they help you recover any expenses and arrange compensation if appropriate.
None of these services should cost you anything, it should all be paid for by the insurer of the at-fault driver.
On a ‘typical’ car insurance policy: -
Your car will probably have to be repaired at a repair centre specified by your insurer. If you want to use your preferred repairer, you may be penalised financially for it
If you are entitled to a replacement vehicle, it may be restricted to a small saloon or hatchback, rather than a genuine like-for-like replacement
Legal assistance may only be an optional extra on your policy
You are likely to have to pay whatever excess you have on your car insurance up-front and then wait for your insurer to recover the money at a later date
The cost of your insurance when it is renewed is likely to increase as a result of your non-fault car insurance claim. Which is a cost you should not have to pay
How our service is better
Car Call UK and our partners help thousands of drivers every year, by enabling them to get non-fault accident assistance without a claim on their car insurance.
Because we are completely independent of any insurer, it means we and our partners can provide exactly the services you are entitled to, rather than the restricted set of services you may have on your car insurance policy.
The following services are available to you, regardless of the type of insurance cover you can afford and provided you were not responsible for the collision.
You are provided with a like-for-like replacement hire-car to use for the duration of the repairs to your own 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
We arrange for your vehicle to be repaired at one of our network of approved accident repair centres or at repair centre of your own choice
Legal assistance can be arranged for the recovery of expenses, lost earnings and claims for personal injuries
All costs and charges are recovered from the at-fault drivers insurer on your behalf
To make a claim independently of your insurer, 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.