Anyone who has been involved in an accident can attest to the fact that it makes life challenging for weeks and even months after the incident. Whether it’s trying to get in contact with the other party, speaking to police at the scene or making a claim with your insurance provider, there are many important steps you need to take following an accident.
This issue is compounded if you’re not at fault for the accident and need a replacement car for things like work, school and day-to-day errands. So here’s what you need to know about your right to drive after an accident.
It’s important that you understand your basic rights under Australian law following an accident. In particular, if your car is damaged or written off as a result of a not at fault accident, you may have a right to drive a replacement car, with the cost of the hire being covered by the at-fault party. It’s important to equip yourself with the right information so you can get back to your regular life as soon as possible following an accident.