When you’ve had a car accident that’s not your fault, you may be unsure of how to react or what you should do. We’ve put together some top tips for you to follow after a not at fault accident.
What To Do In A Non Fault Accident
1. Stop Right Away: It’s a chargeable offence in Australia if you don’t stop when you’ve been involved in a road accident – whether you’re not at fault or at fault. Under Australian law, you also need to assist people involved in the accident and exchange information. Remember to stop in a safe place, if possible, so that your vehicle doesn’t become a danger to other road users.
2. Call 000 If Necessary: If your car is causing a road blockage, or if there is a serious injury or death as a result of the accident, you need to call 000 urgently and request assistance. Keep in mind that if someone has sustained a seriously injury or if someone has died, the accident scene will become a crime scene. You should therefore avoid tampering with the accident scene or moving anything.
3. Exchange Information: It’s important to get the right information as this will impact your insurance claim and your eligibility for an accident replacement vehicle. If the at fault driver refuses to cooperate with you at any point when exchanging information, you should call the police for assistance.
4. Collect Evidence: If you need to claim car accident insurance, you need to make sure you take plenty of photos and videos. You should also get witness details and statements to strengthen your claim.
5. Call Right2Drive: As Australia’s leading accident loan car provider, we have helped over 250,000 eligible drivers to get back on the road after a car accident. No insurance and not at fault? Right2drive may still be able to assist you even if you aren’t insured, or don’t have a hire car as part of your insurance policy.