Car accident claim? why it is often best to use a claims company, instead of your insurer

05/08/2013 12:12
When you need to make a car accident claim, you should pick an Accident Management company in the UK. If you have a car accident in which you were not at fault, there are a number of points you should consider, when making a car accident claim. Accident Management Companies are experts in this field & whether you choose to use one or not, this article gives you a guide to making successful a car accident claim, with the minimum of fuss and no expense.

Most people think of calling their insurers, if they have an accident, which was not their fault. They do not realize that their insurers may charge them policy excess, when making a car accident claim. Also, if you are only insured for Third Party cover, your insurer will not help with your car accident claim. Your insurers will also expect you to run around, getting repair quotes, & may not lend you a courtesy car. It makes sense, therefore, to pick a car accident claim company, to look after your car claim.

After a car accident, the first point, when picking a car accident claim company to handle your non fault claim, is to consider whether you are being charged for the service and whether you will receive 100% compensation, with no deductions for costs etc. A lot of car accident claim companies advertise ‘no win no fee’ but this does not mean you get their service for free. You need to select a company such an Accident Management one; they never charge the customer and do not keep any of your compensation. Some other car accident claim companies make you buy an insurance policy; this is no different than paying fees!

Accident Management Companies clearly state you never pay any fees and you keep a 100% of the compensation awarded you. They also only handle car accident claims, so are experts in that field.

If you have a car accident claim, then simply getting injury compensation is only one area of help you need. If your vehicle is damaged, you need it repairing and some other means of transport providing while this is happening. You need an accident management company. They will arrange to get your damaged vehicle picked up (if necessary), taken for repairs, and give you a similar or better replacement to use while this is happening. If your vehicle is still drivable, they will arrange for a replacement when yours goes in for repairs.

Because Accident Management Companies deal directly with the other party’s insurers, you will not be charged any insurance excess- something most insurers do, whether it is your fault or not! It maybe that you prefer a cash in lieu settlement, to getting your vehicle repaired. All repairs are quoted with new parts, so it’s often possible to fix it yourself and pocket the balance. This is not an option your insurers will offer- Accident Management Companies can do this for you.

Compensation awards for car accident claim injuries can often be a confusing area. It is simply wrong for companies to advertise that they can get you so much for a particular injury or that they can get more than someone else. The car accident claim compensation award is determined by a number of factors (previous health conditions, occupation, your own body’s ability to recover etc). If someone is prepared to mislead you on this area, then it’s a good idea to avoid using them- what else will they mislead about?

To conclude, only use a car accident claim company which charges no fees and give you a 100% compensation. Do not be misled by inflated compensation claims values. Stick to an accident management company, who are experts in this area.

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Mr Collins is an expert on car accident claims, with extensive experience in the UK market.