Do I Have The Right To Drive After A Crash?

We understand how frustrating being involved in a RTA can feel.

But did you know, if you weren’t at fault, you have the right to drive a no cost vehicle?

Knowing who's at fault

Let’s face it, nobody likes to be wrong especially after a smash.

For this reason, regardless of what’s said or agreed upon immediately afterwards, always seek advice from a professional.

Every day we help people who have been involved in accidents find out for certain who was to blame. In some cases, it’s clearly obvious and some cases it can be very blurry. Because accidents happen when we least expect them to, the shock and the panic can sometimes take over which effects our judgement.

Crashes can also happen at tremendous speeds and in some cases, involve numerous vehicles. However, regardless of how confused, pressured or compelled you feel into admitting liability until you’ve spoken to a professional just say you aren’t sure whose fault it was.

Australian Accident Helpline offer a completely free service to help you understand your rights and responsibilities after a crash. We even have a specialist team of road accident lawyers who you can also speak to for free for added peace of mind.

The number to call is 1800 106 107, all calls are free and we can let you know in minutes whether or not we can provide you with a no charge courtesy vehicle.

 

Your right to drive

Under Australian law, anyone who has been involved in a no fault RTA has the right to drive a replacement vehicle at no cost to them.

If you were at fault, or thing you might have been, you can still drive (laws permitting) but you may be held liable for the charges.

When you call us to arrange an accident replacement we will make an accurate assessment of your eligibility, this way there will be no surprises later down the line. If you qualify, you can be back on the road in a matter of hours.

We can also arrange for your car to have repairs at an authorised body shop if it’s not beyond repair.

No fault no charge

Can I get Compensated?

After any type of accident, if you have suffered an injury or significant loss you will be more than likely eligible for compensation.

If you have a genuine claim, our national panel of experienced compensation lawyers can help you recover the following:

  • Any time off work and lost earnings
  • Any future lost earnings
  • Any changes in your ability to work
  • Care or support, even if given to you for free by family or friends
  • Any adaptations you might need to your home or motor vehicle
  • Travel and accommodation expenses

Compensation for an RTA is usually paid out by the negligent party’s insurer or relevant CTP insurance commission.

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Any compensation claims made with Australian Accident Helpline will be handled on a 100% No Win, No Charge basis.

 

What type of vehicle can I get?

In most cases, we can provide you with a like for like vehicle.

For example, if you have crashed a black 2018 BMW 3 series, we more than likely provide you with the same. However, if you require a 1962 red Jaguar E Type, we may have some issues.

vehicles will be allocated on a case by case basis and we can’t and will not guarantee that we can provide you with an identical replacement.

Please note: The choice is yours and you have the right to drive whatever you want.

Arrange a replacement now

The best way to arrange your replacement is to call us free on 1800 106 107.

 

 

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