Have you been injured in a hit and run?
If you have been involved in a hit and run accident and have been injured as a result, then you might be able to use the services of a solicitor on the Isle of Arran to make a claim for compensation.
Why not contact Accident Advice Helpline today to find out more about making a claim, or take our 30-second test to see how much your claim might actually be worth?
The term “hit and run” is used to describe a road traffic collision in which the driver of one of the vehicles concerned (usually the party at fault for the accident) flees the scene. This means that there will be no contact details or insurance information in order to be able to pursue them for a claim.
The best solicitor on the Isle of Arran knows that it is a criminal offence to leave the scene of a road traffic collision without leaving your contact details, so if this has happened to you it is vital that you inform the police as quickly as possible.
Can you make a claim with the best solicitor on the Isle of Arran?
Many people worry that if they have been the victim of a hit and run accident they won’t be able to make a claim for compensation with a solicitor on the Isle of Arran. However, this is not always the case.
While many drivers who flee the scene of an accident have not done so intentionally, i.e. the accident was not caused out of malice, they often do so because they may not have valid insurance for their vehicle, or they do not wish to face police or criminal action for dangerous driving (perhaps whilst driving under the influence).
One way to try and locate the driver of a vehicle is for your solicitor on the Isle of Arran or the police to establish if any witnesses can help locate them. They may have had a better look at the car, the driver or even noted the registration number. CCTV can also be used to try and trace their whereabouts after they have fled the scene. Such drivers are usually conspicuous as they will be driving at a faster speed than the usual traffic and will probably be driving erratically in an attempt to get away from the scene as quickly as possible.
How a solicitor on the Isle of Arran can help
Regardless of whether the person responsible remains untraced, or if they are found and it is discovered that they did not have insurance, you can still make a claim against them for compensation. This is where your solicitor on the Isle of Arran will come in as they will know that you can make a claim via the Motor Insurers Bureau. This can be a complicated process which is why it is essential that you have the services of an experience lawyer.
An Accident Advice Helpline solicitor on the Isle of Arran can help, call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.
Date Published: 12th April 2014
Author: David Brown