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What can be cla​​​imed?

This page has some information about the costs that may be able to be claimed if a car is damaged in a car accident. 

What can be claimed will depend on the circumstances of your case. 

Alert IconIf you are not sure whether you can claim something, or whether the other driver in an accident can claim something, you should get legal advice.

A driver may be able to claim:​​

  • ​​​the cost of repairing a car, for example the cost of fixing the bumper, brake lights, or indicator light
  • the cost of towing a car
  • the value of any personal items damaged in the accident
  • the cost of hiring a car until the damaged car is repaired (however, only 'reasonable' car hire costs can be claimed).
It can be difficult to know what is considered a 'reasonable cost' for hiring a replacement vehicle or for loss of the use of a vehicle. When considering what is reasonable you should think about whether:

  • ​the hire car is similar to the car damaged in the accident. You could compare the cars by looking at the engine size, make or model of the car.
  • the amount of time the hire car has been used is reasonable. If it took two weeks to fix a damaged car, it may be reasonable to hire a car for two weeks.

Alert IconUsually costs for time taken off work (for example to organise repairs or to attend court) cannot be claimed. However, if a vehicle is used to earn income (for example, a delivery van), in some cases it may be possible to make a claim for lost wages or profit. This is called a demurrage claim. You should get legal advice before making a demurrage claim or if the other driver in an ​accident has made a demurrage claim.