The law requires all drivers to have at least third party insurance. This means drivers are insured against damages to other vehicles or properties and or injuries to individuals or animals. If involved in a traffic accident, drivers are also required to exchange insurance and contact details, vehicle registration numbers, and so on. Insurances also need to be informed of road accidents as soon as possible.
Drivers must also be adequately insured to drive a vehicle. While owner-drivers are automatically covered by their insurance, additional drivers typically have to be added. In other words, if a person not named as a driver on an insurance policy drives a vehicle, they are essentially breaking the law by driving without insurance.
The Uninsured Driver
In spite of the fact that everyone is aware of these legal requirements, some drivers choose to travel without insurance. Such drivers risk heavy fines, potential prosecution and endorsement, if not suspension of their licenses. If they are involved in or cause road accidents, they may also leave themselves open to potential financial ruin if other people were injured through their fault and decide to claim for compensation.
Road traffic accidents and injury claims
People injured in accidents involving motorbikes, cars or cyclists through no fault of their own often worry that they may not be able to claim compensation if the driver at fault is not insured. This, however, is not an issue they need to worry about as it is indeed possible to claim personal injury compensation after accidents involving uninsured drivers.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm dedicated to helping injured individuals receive the injury compensation they are entitled to. This also applies to cases where drivers or passengers were injured in road accidents involving uninsured drivers.
To make a claim, call the company’s free-phone number and speak to one of the friendly advisers. Experienced and helpful, these advisers can be reached 24/7 and will quickly determine whether a claim is viable.
Following this initial, obligation-free chat, you will be provided with no win no fee legal assistance in the shape of one of the firm’s specialist solicitors. This solicitor will be carefully selected to ensure he or she has adequate experience in dealing with claims for compensation following vehicle accidents involving uninsured drivers.
The claim will then be put into motion and you will receive your compensation as quickly as possible. How long this will take or how much you will eventually receive depends on the circumstances and the extent of your injuries.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: November 1, 2013
Author: David Brown