Getting car insurance is one of those things that you do almost on automatic pilot when you buy a car. After all, if you are in an accident, you’re covered – and if it’s your fault, your insurance company will deal with the other driver.
But what if you have an accident and the other driver is uninsured? Worse still, what if it’s their fault, and you sustain a personal injury as a result?
Pursuing a claim through a personal injury lawyer in Oakham
Fortunately, all is not lost. There is a body called the Motor Insurers’ Bureau, whose job it is to cover the costs of compensation claims where a driver is uninsured. This means that a claim can be processed by a personal injury lawyer in Oakham, with the help of Accident Advice Helpline.
To find out if you qualify, try our 30 second test, which can be found on our website. Simply input the details it asks for and it will tell you whether you qualify to proceed, as well as an estimate of the value of your claim.
Alternatively, you can get on the phone straight away and call one of our friendly, professional advisors. We are available on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. You can also text “claim365” to 80100 to get started.
Why should I pick Accident Advice Helpline?
We have a strong reputation in the field of personal injury law, having started in 2000 and grown to become one of the largest law firms in the UK. Esther Rantzen was so impressed by our way of dealing with compensation claims that she became our patron. This is an honour, because she is renowned for her championing of consumer issues.
What should I do if I am involved in an accident with an uninsured driver?
Do exactly what you would do if you had an accident with an insured driver, only more so. No matter how minor the accident is, the other driver doesn’t have insurance, so it could make things a bit more complicated.
Get as many details as you can from any witnesses at the scene, and if you have a camera function on your mobile phone, start taking pictures. Photograph your injuries. Get some shots of the damage to your car, as well as any damage to street furniture such as road signs or bollards. Make sure your photos show what the road conditions were at the time of your accident, too.
Collect evidence – the more you get, the easier it will be for your 100% no win no fee* personal injury lawyer in Oakham to do their job. Keep records of any medical appointments you have, and store every receipt you get that is related to costs incurred as a result of your injury – for example, travel costs, childcare, or a home help.
Our friendly, professional advisors are waiting for your call and will be pleased to help with any questions you may have. Call us now!
Date Published: 28th February 2014
Author: David Brown