Being involved in a road traffic accident where the other driver flees the scene can be a traumatic experience which can leave you feeling shaken. You could be involved in a hit and run accident as a pedestrian, driver, cyclist, passenger or motorcyclist. The good news is that if you’re injured as a result of a hit and run accident, you could be eligible to claim for compensation.
What happens next?
Hit and run accidents always need to be reported to the police, who will then make efforts to trace the missing driver. The outcome of your claim for compensation will depend on whether or not the police can trace the driver of the other vehicle. If the driver can be traced and they have valid motor insurance in place, then your claim will take place as normal to the driver’s insurance company. If they can be traced but they are uninsured, or if the police are unable to trace the driver at all, then you could claim through the Motor Insurer’s Bureau’s (MIB) Uninsured Driver Scheme.
Claiming for compensation
The MIB deals with claims if you’ve been injured by an untraced or uninsured driver, but it can be a complex and lengthy process dealing with them directly. Many people prefer to seek specialist legal help and this is where Accident Advice Helpline comes to the rescue. With many years’ experience in the personal injury claims industry, Accident Advice Helpline can help you with your claim for compensation. We offer confidential, no-obligation advice and a 100% no win, no fee* service, plus calling our 24/7 helpline is totally free, so you have nothing to lose.
We know how stressful the aftermath of a road traffic accident can be, whether it is you or a family member who has been injured and our team of specialist injury compensation lawyers will guide you through the whole claims process from start to finish. Because most claims can be processed in full over the phone, it’s unlikely you’ll need to attend court and you can find out right now how much you could be eligible to claim – just take the 30-second test on our website and then give us a call on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: February 23, 2014
Author: David Brown