Car Accident Brisbane
Car accidents in Brisbane are unfortunately a reality that many drivers face at some point. Knowing what to do after the accident and taking the right steps however can make getting back to life as normal much easier. Following are the simple steps you’ll need to take after the accident.
Report the accident
In Queensland, you are required to report a car accident to the police if someone was injured in the accident or if damages to property will exceed $2,500 to repair.
You’ll also need to report the accident to your insurance company as soon as possible, even if you don’t think you’ll make a claim.
Getting your car fixed and back on the road
If you have insurance, your insurance company should tell you exactly what they require you to do to get your car repaired when you call them to report the car accident you had in Brisbane. In the event that your car is not drivable, they may assist you with getting your car towed to the repairer as well.
Generally, you’ll either be able to choose your own repairer, will need to use a repairer authorised by the insurance company, or will need to take your vehicle to the insurance company’s assessment centre.
If you don’t have insurance, where you take the car to get repaired is up to you. Make sure you only use a licensed repairer and get a quote before you agree to any work being conducted. If the other driver was at fault in the accident and you want to claim for damages, Legal Aid Queensland have information on how to go about doing this and seeking legal advice.
Hiring a rental car
Being without your car while it’s being repaired can have a big impact on day to day life, particularly if you rely on your car a lot. Hiring a car to keep life moving while you can’t drive your own doesn’t have to be expensive either, in fact, you may be able to access one free of charge.
If you have an insurance policy that includes a hire car option, then the cost of the rental car is generally taken care of for you by your insurance company.
If you were not at fault in the accident, you can also hire a rental car at no cost to you even if you don’t have insurance. How is this possible? By hiring an accident replacement vehicle through Acorn Rentals, the cost of the rental car is paid for by the insurance company of the driver who was at fault.
When you hire an accident replacement vehicle, you don’t need to pay a deposit or give your credit card details and then worry about recouping the costs from the insurance company either. With a contract of indemnity, you are guaranteed to not have to pay for the hire car.
Either call us or apply online for your free accident replacement vehicle.