How to decide whether to repair or replace your car and make car accident claims in South Oxfordshire
After an accident, you have a number of choices to deal with the damage to your vehicle. Depending on your finances and insurance, you can decide whether to repair or replace your car, and this will also depend on the amount of damage that has been done to the car. You can also decide whether or not to make car accident claims in South Oxfordshire based on whether you feel that the accident was caused by the negligence of the other driver or not. Before you move forward with any claim, or getting your car repaired or replaced, you should think carefully so that the choices you make are the best ones for you and your situation.
- How badly damaged is it? If you have been in an accident and the car has been damaged, take it to a garage and ask for an estimate of how much work needs to be done and how much this will cost. If you think that it is going to cost almost as much to get the car repaired as it would be to get it replaced, you may as well get the car replaced.
- Would you be happy to drive it again? This is a matter of your personal feelings after the accident. Some people will feel perfectly happy to get back in the car after a serious accident, as long as they are physically recovered. However, if you are going to struggle to feel secure in the same car, look into getting a new one.
- How old is your car? If you have a brand new car then it may cost a lot to repair, but would still be cheaper than replacing. If you have a very old car, you may as well just buy a new car, as over time you are going to get more and more problems with the car anyway.
Make car accident claims in South Oxfordshire,
You can call the Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to find out more about car accident claims in South Oxfordshire, and to get help from the team to decide whether or not you will be successful if you do decide to make a claim.
The helpline is available 24 hours a day, so you can make a start at any time, and you are not obligated to move forward with a claim unless you are absolutely certain that this is what you want to do. If you do decide to make car accident claims in South Oxfordshire, you will work with an experienced lawyer, who will process your claim on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court.