Useful driver information

What is the Amicable Settlement?

Amicable Settlement is a fast and easy way for the driver who is not
responsible for the accident to be compensated by his insurance
company. Both involved parties fill out the Amicable Settlement form
and each driver keeps a completed original form.

In case someone bumps your car, you can easily and rapidly be compensated by your insurance company simply by remitting them the Amicable Settlement form properly completed form.

That means that the procedure finishes as soon as we have the form
signed?
Unfortunately not. There are some particular conditions in order to use
the Amicable Settlement. To be more precise:

The accident must have taken place on Greek territory
The insurance companies of the two involved vehicles must be members of the Amicable Settlement Scheme
There should not be serious injuries or deaths caused by the accident
The estimated amount of compensation shall not exceed the amount of 6000€.

And what do I gain by using the Amicable Settlement?
The driver who is not responsible for the accident gets compensated by
his insurance company rapidly, without everlasting and bureaucratic
procedures. In that way any litigation between the involved parties is
avoided due to this simplified procedure. Furthermore the involved
parties get in contact with their company, meaning the company they
know and trust.

Is there by any chance an available copy of the Amicable Settlement
form?
You should always have a copy of the Amicable Settlement form in your
car. You can simply print the form from here.

Don’t forget to print it twice.

That seems nice but I have a few more questions. What happens in case:

My vehicle is damaged and the Amicable Settlement does not apply?
In this case the right procedure is the following one:

Call the Road Traffic Police
Call the Accident Care Service of your insurance company
Both of the parties involved should file a statement of the incident to their insurance company (positive in case one accepts the responsibility for the accident or negative in case of non acceptance of the responsibility)

The responsible for the accident does not take the blame for it.
In this case it is more than obvious that the Amicable Settlement does
not apply. You should follow the steps bellow:

Call the Road Traffic Police wherever the accident took place (even if the driver who caused it has left)
Call immediately the Accident Care Service of your insurance company.
File to your insurance company a negative statement attaching the report of the incident filed by the Road Traffic Police.
Contact your insurance company for further notice about the actions you should take. Your insurance company will guide you depending on the case.

AMICABLE SETTLEMENT – PARTICIPATING COMPANIES

INTERAMERICAN E.E.A.Z. A.E.

DEMCO INSURANCE

ΔΥΝΑΜΙΣ Α.Ε.ΓΑ.

ΟΡΙΖΩΝ Α.Ε.Γ.Α.

ING E.Α.Ε.Γ.Α

INTERLIFE S.A. Α.Α.Ε. Γ.Α

ΑΙΓΑΙΟΝ Α.Α.Ε.

ERGO Α.Α.Ε.Ζ..

ΝΕΟΣ ΠΟΣΕΙΔΩΝ ΑΕΑΕ (NP INS)

PERSONAL INSURANCE Α.Ε.Γ.Α..

AXA ΑΣΦΑΛΙΣΤΙΚΗ Α

GROUPAMA ΦΟΙΝΙΞ Α.Ε.Α.Ε.

NATIONAL UNION – FIRE INS. PITTSBURGH PA

ΥΔΡΟΓΕΙΟΣ Α.Α.Α.

INTERNATIONAL LIFE Α.Ε.Γ.Α.

ALLIANZ ΕΛΛΑΣ Α.Α.Ε.

GENERALI HELLAS Α.Ε.Α.Ζ.

ΕΥΡΩΠΑΪΚΗ ΠΙΣΤΗ Α.Ε.Γ.Α.

EFG EUROLIFE Α.Ε.Γ.Α

INT ΕΘΝΙΚΗ Α.Ε.Ε.Γ.Α.

ERASCO Α.Ε.Γ.Α.

ΕΥΡΩΠΑΪΚΗ ΕΝΩΣΙΣ Α.Ε.Ε.Γ.Α.- ΕΜΙΝΕΤTΑ

ΑΤΛΑΝΤΙΚΗ ΕΝΩΣΗ Α.Ε.Γ.Α.

ΣΥΝΕΤΑΙΡΙΣΤΙΚΗ Α.Ε.Ε.Γ.Α.

 

Learn how to deal with a car crash

In case you get involved in a car accident follow the next steps:

  • Remain calm. Don’t panic. Unfortunately accidents happen.
  • Do not ever abandon the place of the accident. Such an act apart of an immoral one is also a crime.
  • Check for any wounded passengers and if so call immediately E.K.A.B. (The Hellenic Emergency Service), safety comes first! Tel. number is 166 all over Greece
  • In case there are any eye witnesses get their names.
  • Call immediately the Road Traffic Police in order to proceed with the official record of the incident. Tel. number is 100 all over Greece
  • Contact immediately the accident care service of your insurance company and soon one of its representatives will be with you in order to help you with the procedure
  • In case there is only material damage or material damage and mild bodily injuries use the Amicable Settlement Form by filling in all the necessary information. Make sure that everything is also written and readable on the copy of the form.
  • Most of the information required for the filing of this form can be found in your insurance policy, the registration license, your driving license, or the green card. The insurance company representative will help you filling the form.
  • In case there is not an amicable settlement form available or one of the insurance companies is not a member of the amicable settlement scheme make sure you exchange your personal data with the other motorist involved in the accident, and if possible get photos.

We remind you once more that you should remain cool even after the end of this procedure. Calm down for life goes on!