What Does Non-Fault Mean?
‘Non-fault’ refers to road accidents where another identifiable party is at fault. Typically, the other party involved in a non-fault accident is another driver. Other types of accidents involving pedestrians or animals may not have been caused by you, the driver, but can be more difficult to define as non-fault accidents. To be considered a non-fault accident, an identifiable third party must be proven, beyond doubt, to be at fault for the accident. This person is liable for any damage to your vehicle.
At our Camberley-based car body repair centre, we can seamlessly manage non-fault accident repairs. We also offer scratch repairs, dent removal and lease return inspections.
Examples of Non-Fault Car Accidents
Examples of common non-fault accidents include:
Stationary cars are hit from behind in traffic or at lights. This is often referred to as a ‘rear shunt’, where the driver of the vehicle behind either wasn’t paying attention or has failed to leave enough room between vehicles.
On a roundabout, a driver pulls out and impacts a car already driving around the roundabout.
At junctions with a side road. This happens when a vehicle pulls out and hits a car, with right of way, that is already driving on the main road.
Parked cars are hit by another vehicle, and the accident is witnessed, or the at-fault party leaves their contact details.