A hit and run incident is a serious crime, especially if the victim has been injured badly. There are many different reasons why drivers flee from the road traffic accident from not having a licence or insurance to knowing that they did something wrong and not wanting to own up to it.
How to proceed with a claim after hit and run incident
These types of road traffic accident claims are difficult because the liable party is often unknown. So the first thing is to gather together as much evidence as you can and liaise with the police to help find the driver. If you remember a number plate or even remember the make of the car this will help the police with their investigation and ultimately help with your car crash claim.
Make sure you photograph any driver injuries as further proof that can be used during the claims process. However, if you have been severely injured and are unable to do so you could ask a relative or friend if they would do this for you. The more evidence you have, the better the car collision case.
Can I make a road traffic accident claim if the police don’t find the driver?
If the liable party cannot be found it is difficult to make a driver injury claim but not impossible. You may need to speak to the Motor Insurers Bureau who will advise whether you have a case or not.
If you have had a car collision within the last three years whether it was a hit and run or not that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in accident claims such as driver injury compensation.
With years of experience, our skilled team of lawyers will do their best to make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible. In fact, many lawyers are able to settle a claim without stepping foot in a court room.
To find out if you could make a driver injury claim speak to Accident Advice Helpline on our 24-hour free phone number, 0800 689 0500. Alternatively, you can take the simple 30-second compensation calculator online to see how much your potential car collision claim could be worth.