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What to do if you get into an accident with your rented car in Kiev?

November 2023

Renting a car in Kiev is a convenient way to get around the city, but even if you follow all the rules of the road, you can get into an accident. If this happens, it is important to know what to do to minimize the consequences of the accident and protect your interests.

First Things to Do at the Scene of a Car Accident

The first thing to do is to make sure that no one is injured. If there are injuries, you need to call an ambulance and the police. If there are no injuries, you need to assess the situation and take safety measures. If possible, you should move cars off the road to avoid obstructing traffic.

You should then exchange information about yourself and your vehicles with the other parties involved in the accident. In particular, you should get their names, addresses, telephone numbers, license plate numbers and vehicle identification numbers. You should also document the accident scene by taking several photographs.

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Reporting the accident

If the damage of the accident does not exceed 10000 hryvnia, the participants of the accident can formalize it independently. To do this, you need to fill out a Europrotocol. Europrotocol is a special document that facilitates the registration of the accident without the participation of police officers.

If the damage caused by the accident exceeds 10000 hryvnia, it is necessary to call the police. When registering the accident by police officers, you need to provide them with the following documents

  • Passport
  • Driver's license
  • Vehicle registration document
  • MTPL insurance policy
  • Application to the insurance companies

After getting involved in a traffic accident, you need to file a claim with the insurance company that issued your MTPL policy. The claim should include information about the accident, including the date, time, place, parties involved in the accident, the type of damage, and the damage caused.

The insurance company must review your claim within 15 business days. If you are at fault for the accident, your insurance company must pay damages to the injured party in the accident. If you are the injured party, the insurance company of the perpetrator must pay for the damage to your car.


If you rented a car

If you rented a car in Kiev, you must report the accident to the rental company. Employees should provide you with all necessary documents and assistance in reporting the accident. Usually a specialist will be sent to the accident site.

If you are the cause of the accident, you may lose your driving license for a period of 1 to 10 years. Therefore, if you have an accident with a rented car in Kiev, it is important to act correctly and not to make any mistakes that can only aggravate the situation.

Recommendations and tips

In order to avoid problems in case of a rental car accident in Kiev, you should follow the recommendations below:

  • Always pay attention to the road. Follow the traffic rules.
  • Do not drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Do not exceed the speed limit.
  • Remember to buckle up and do not drive.
  • Before renting a car, read the terms and conditions of the rental agreement carefully.

If you get into an accident with a rented car in Kiev, follow these tips

  • Do not panic and stay calm.
  • Do not claim responsibility for the accident if you are not sure.
  • Cooperate with the insurance company and the lessor.
  • Do not try to cover up the accident.

Additional tips

When registering an accident with a rented car in Kiev, it is necessary to give the number of the Europrotocol or the number of the decision on the accident made by the police.

If you are the cause of the accident, the car rental company may retain the deposit for the car. The amount of the deposit is usually between $500 and $1,000, depending on the class and value of the car.

If you are the victim of an accident, the rental company may provide you with a replacement vehicle.

By following these tips, you can minimize the consequences of an accident and protect your interests.

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