Driving in Europe: in the event of a claim, agreed Statement of Facts on Motor Vehicle Accident


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The Agreed Statement of Facts on Motor Vehicle Accident is a form which all drivers in Europe keep in their car in case of an accident

To print off a copy click here you should take this with you.

Here are the key facts you need to know about it:

  • The form goes by different names in different European countries; it is known as the Constat Amiable in France, the CIA in Italy and the DAA in Spain. The most important thing to know is that the form will be in the language of the country you are in
  • If you are involved in an incident with a third party driver while driving in Europe they will present you with the form, it is split into two sections and each driver involved is expected to complete it with their version of events
  • The English language form you take with you is for translation purposes only, you do not need to fill this in it is just there to help you understand each section of the form the third party will give you
  • If you sign anywhere on the report form without ticking any of the boxes in section 12 you are effectively agreeing to the other driver's version of events. It is a legally binding document and we won't be able to dispute it once signed
  • It is essential to add your own version of events by ticking boxes in section 12 or at least providing a comment in English and a diagram in section 13
  • Be aware in some countries the Agreed Statement of Facts on Motor Vehicle Accident can be overridden by the police if they attend the accident
  • The form has a front page and two carbon copies on the back, you will need to tear off one of the carbon copies to send to us

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