Settling matters after a car accident can often be a complicated and tricky affair.
No matter which side of the situation you are on – the not-at-fault driver who just wants their car fixed, or the at-fault driver who has to pay to fix the damage – remaining vigilant is a must in order not to get taken advantage of.
Making sure that the car gets fixed properly and that the amount paid is fair and reasonable is a must. Often times repairs are sub-standard, quotes and bills are overcharged, or costs recovered are nowhere near what is required to actually fix the car.
One of the best ways to ensure that you are getting a fair deal is by getting the car at question assessed by an independent party.
For Not At Fault Drivers
If you are the not at fault driver, getting the car assessed before any repairs or pay-outs is crucial to ensure that you get a fair amount that is actually enough to fix the car.
More often than not, insurance companies will try to pay out an absolutely minimum amount for repairs, often not enough to cover even a shoddy repair job. By getting an independent car assessment, you can argue your case much better for getting the real costs covered.
For At-Fault Drivers
If you are the at-fault driver, getting the other party’s car assessed can ensure that you are not being overcharged for repairs and costs. It’s not uncommon for repairers to be quite “liberal” with their quotes and bills, which leaves you with a large hole in your pocket at the end of it.
Getting an independent car assessment will ensure that the real costs of the repair are revealed, and you are only required to pay what is reasonable to get the car fixed.
We at Claims Connect offer independent car assessing in Australia. We have estimators and loss assessors all across the country.
If you need to get a car assessed, contact us today by filling out the form at the bottom of this page or by calling 1800 965 111.
We work with anybody who has a vehicle (or a fleet of vehicles) that has been involved in an accident and needs a car assessment. That includes:
No matter what state you are in, we cover all areas of Australia, including: