How To Get Back On The Road After An Accident

A car accident is a stressful event, and one of the first questions that may cross your mind is how you’ll be able to get back on the road again if your car has been damaged. Depending on the severity of damage to your car, it may be in for repairs for weeks or even months. But if you’re the not at fault driver in an accident, you have rights to help restore you to the position you were in prior to your accident.

What Happens After A Car Accident

Whether you’ve been in a minor car accident or a major crash, there are certain steps you need to follow when you’ve had a car accident. It’s a legal requirement to stop immediately after an accident. If you’re able to move your car to a safe place so that you’re not creating an obstruction in the road, then you should do so. Call 000 if there is a major injury or death, someone has been trapped, your car is creating a hazard in the road or there are leaking fluids.

If your vehicle is unroadworthy (it is not safe enough to use on the road and doesn’t meet the standards for roadworthiness in your state) you’ll need to arrange for your vehicle to be towed. Keep in mind that towing rules vary across each state and territory in Australia, and you need to make sure you follow the necessary regulations.

Make sure you stop immediately after you've had a car accident.

How To Get A Rental Car After An Accident

If you’ve been involved in a not at fault car accident, depending on your insurer and the policy you have with them, you may be entitled to a hire car after your accident. In many instances, access to a hire car or courtesy car depends on whether you’ve purchased this as an optional extra on your insurance policy. Getting a hire car through your insurance policy may also come with limitations such as the type of car you receive and the duration you’re allowed to use it.

You may also consider renting a car through a car rental company. However, this can prove to be expensive, plus there may be age limits and under 25 surcharges at many car rental providers.

Accident Replacement Vehicle

If you were not at fault in a car accident, you may be eligible for an accident replacement vehicle. Right2Drive offers like-for-like vehicles for the entire duration of repairs, or in the case of total loss, until settlement is received. There are no ’25 and under’ age limitations or surcharges on our service either.

Determining fault is fundamental for liability. The party who is at fault will be responsible for the costs of towing, repairs and an accident loan car.

What To Do After A No Fault Car Accident

If you’ve had a car accident, you need to establish who is at fault to determine liability. You’ll also need evidence such as photos and video footage to prove you’re not at fault. You also shouldn’t leave the accident scene without exchanging details with the other driver. Make sure you get all their personal and insurance information to make the process following an accident easier for yourself.

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