Rental Car or Accident Replacement Vehicle: What Can You Get After an Accident?

When you’ve been involved in a car accident, one of your major concerns will be how you you’ll be able to get around while your own car is in for repairs. You may be wondering how to get a vehicle and what you’re entitled to after a car accident. It’s important to keep in mind that your entitlements will depend on who is at fault in the car accident. If you’re the not at fault driver, you have the right to be placed back into the position you were in before the car accident.

How To Get A Rental Car After An Accident

If the car accident wasn’t your fault, you may be able to access a rental car through your insurer. This is dependent on your insurer, and the type of policy you have with them. You should always read your Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) so you understand the inclusions and limitations of your policy. In some instances, you may only have access to a rental car through your insurer if you’ve purchased this as an optional extra on your insurance policy. Keep in mind that there may be limitations on the rental car if you do receive one through your insurer. These could include the type of car you receive and the length of time you’re allowed to use it.

Another option you may consider after you’ve had an accident is using a car rental company. This could prove expensive and younger drivers may face age limits and under 25 surcharges at many rental providers.

Who Pays For A Rental Car After An Accident?

As the not at fault driver, you’re entitled to have your damages covered by the at fault driver or their insurer following an accident. However, payment for a rental car will depend on whether the at fault party has insurance and whose insurance policy you decide to claim through. Depending on your situation, you may have been paying extra to have car rental as an optional extra on your insurance policy and elect to use that.

How Long Will Insurance Pay For My Rental Car After An Accident?

It’s always best to confirm specific details with your insurer, and to check your Product Disclosure Statement (PDS). Some insurers may allow specific policy holders to keep the rental car until their claim has been settled, while other insurers may have a cap on the number of days or dollar amount, or both.

How To Get An Accident Replacement Vehicle

If you’ve had a car accident and you are the not at fault driver, you may be eligible for an accident replacement vehicle through Right2Drive. If you are eligible, simply put in an application and we’ll get back to in 24 – 48 hours to let you know if your application has been approved.

Who Pays For An Accident Replacement Vehicle After An Accident?

You won’t be liable for the rental costs as long as you are the not at fault driver, you assist us in the recovery of the costs from the at fault party or their insurer, and otherwise act in accordance with the terms and conditions of our agreement. Even if you don’t have your own car insurance policy, you may still be eligible for an accident replacement vehicle through Right2Drive.

How Long Can I Keep The Accident Replacement Vehicle?

Our accident replacement vehicles can be used while your damaged vehicle is being repaired or in the case of total loss, until you receive settlement. We’ll also deliver the accident replacement car to you at a time and place that suit you best and collect it from you again at the end of your repairs.

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Not At Fault After An Accident?

Get a like-for-like accident replacement vehicle at no hire cost to you.