Immediately after a road accident in Flintshire, you are sitting there, shaken and wondering what to do next – when, through the shock, you notice the other driver speeding away.
Trying not to move too quickly because you think you have whiplash and possibly a broken rib or two, you try to get the car’s number, but you can’t find a pen – and you’re too dazed to remember it.
A road accident in Flintshire with an untraced motorist
A road accident is bad enough as it is. Even when both parties are insured and everything is clear-cut, and things proceed quickly with the insurers, it is a stressful enough experience.
If the other driver is uninsured or – perhaps worse – untraceable, things can get really difficult. If you have fully comprehensive insurance, you will be covered but could lose your no-claims.
But, thanks to the Motor Insurers’ Bureau, you could make a claim for compensation!
How you can claim compensation, even though the driver has not been traced
The Motor Insurers’ Bureau is a body that exists to help victims of accidents caused by uninsured or untraced drivers. They will pay out in cases where people suffer injury and put in a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline has a team of 100% no-win, no-fee solicitors who will take on your case if you have had a road accident in Flintshire. Simply call our advice line and speak to one of the friendly, professional advisers. Your details will be taken down in confidence, and you will be treated with sensitivity and empathy throughout.
Call us now on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, or text “claim365” to 88010.
What you will need to do
Apart from calling our helpline, there are some things you can do to help the claim to proceed.
At the scene, try to get witnesses’ details. Someone may have seen what happened, so speak to passers-by and get their numbers. A road accident in Flintshire, or anywhere else, is usually seen by someone.
Get your phone out, too. Most phones today have a camera function, so put it to use and take some photos of the damage to your car. Also capture the road conditions, as well as any damage to street furniture such as bollards and lampposts.
Keep a file with all the photos, witnesses’ contact details, receipts for any expenses incurred as a result of your road accident in Flintshire – and records of your medical treatment.
You probably won’t have to go to court
Most claims can be dealt with over the phone, which means it’s probably not necessary for you to go to court. You will need to go for one additional medical test, though. This is important for your claim.
If you have any more questions, just give us a call! Don’t leave it too long, though – you have only three years from the date of your injury to make your claim.
Date Published: 22nd March 2014
Author: David Brown