Car accidents are a stressful time for everybody. But dealing with the aftermath of the accident can quickly turn into an even more stressful scenario if you are not careful.
When it comes to getting cars involved in an accident repaired, you need to be vigilant, especially when it comes to bills and money in order not to get taken advantage of.
Getting an independent car assessor involved can help you to ensure you are not being taken for a ride, no matter which side of the situation you are on.
For Drivers Not-at-Fault
If you are the not-at-fault driver, it is absolutely essential to establish the true amount of what the repair is going to cost. This ensures that you are able to make your case in order to get the full expense of the repair covered. It is all too common for not-at-fault drivers to get paid out by insurance only a portion of what the repair is worth, which means they have to fork out the rest to get their car fixed.
If you are going to court over the matter, getting the car assessed is even more crucial, because proving the cost of the repair is going to be a whole lot more simple and straight forward if you have an official assessment than trying to argue the case yourself.
And at National Assessing & Engineering, we are recognised by the courts to produce expert witness reports for car related matters, which means our assessments hold even more weight.
For Drivers Who Are at-Fault
If you are the at-fault driver, getting the other party’s car assessed will ensure that you are not being overcharged for the repair. While it is fair to cover the cost of the repair, it is not fair to charge you far more than is reasonable, but this happens all too often. And sometimes this can go into the thousands.
By getting the car assessed, you will get an official assessment which will assert the true cost of the repair, making sure that you are not paying an inflated repair bill unnecessarily.
If you have to go to court to fight the matter, the car assessment will help your case enormously by proving that you are being overcharged and showing how much you really should be paying.
Because we are independent car assessors, you can be sure that you are getting a fair assessment that reflects the true cost of the repair.
We are not affiliated with any repairers or insurance, so we have no reason to try to give a biased assessment.
Furthermore, we are recognised by the courts in NSW for our expert witness reports, which means our car assessments hold even more weight.
We have locations all across Australia and therefore can offer our service in all states.
Both in person and remotely via digital means, we are able to assess any car or vehicle that has been involved in an accident and provide an official assessment that will be recognised by insurance and the courts.
We thoroughly inspect the vehicle and put together a comprehensive report with all the necessary technical data and cost quotes to accurately evaluate the vehicle and the repairs needed. We will also advise you of your options in relation to the accident.
From members of the public who are uninsured, all the way up to businesses with large fleets, we work with anybody who needs a vehicle assessment in Australia.
Our goal with every assessment is to ensure a fair outcome for both sides, no matter whether you are the at-fault driver or the not-at-fault driver. We just want to make sure the repairs are done properly and no one is ripped off.