Did you know that you can make a hit by car claim even if you were the victim of a hit-and-run driver? Usually you can claim if you were hit by a car from the driver’s insurance company. However in some instances the insurers try to offer low amounts of compensation for a victim’s injuries, in which case, you will need the services of an expert accident (or personal injury) solicitor.
Making a hit by car claim
If the driver of the car which hit you stopped and gave you or the police their insurance details, then a hit by car claim is comparatively easy. However, you will need to consult a solicitor to ensure you get the best possible personal injury compensation deal.
If you were hit by a car which did not stop, then this should have been reported to the police who will ask for witnesses to the accident. The Motor Insurer’s Bureau (MIB) is able to compensate people who have been victims of hit and run drivers. You can also claim personal injury compensation from them if you have been hit by an uninsured driver.
You will need to be able to prove that the accident in which you were hit by a car was not your fault and you must file a hit by car claim within three years of the date of your accident. For example if you were not crossing the road in a pedestrian crossing designated area, then the driver of the car may not be found to be wholly to blame for the accident. However, if you were crossing at a pedestrian crossing and the driver failed to stop in time, then you may have grounds for making a hit by car claim.
There have been occasions when a judge has ruled that a driver is 75% to blame for an accident, even though a pedestrian was not crossing at a designated crossing, because the driver was going too fast as he or she was approaching a marked crossing.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you think you have grounds to make a hit by car claim, or any other personal injury compensation claim after an accident in which you were injured and were not to blame, then you could contact us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice. We are a law firm with over fifteen years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims. We work with a team of expert solicitors in this field who all work on a no-win, no fee* basis and who are working all over the UK.
Why not visit our Accident Advice Helpline website for more information about us and our services? Afterwards, you may decide to ring us on one of our freephone numbers for expert legal advice regarding any claim for personal injury which you think you may have. Call free of charge from a landline, on 0800 689 0500 and from a mobile phone, call free on 0333 500 0993. Why not call now as our lines will be open as always?
Date Published: 30th August 2013
Category: Car accident claims