The Yorkshire Wolds are in the East Riding of Yorkshire as is the Vale of York, and the towns of Beverley and Kingston upon Hull. There is archaeological evidence to show that Neolithic people settled in the Wolds, as evidenced by the long and round barrows in the area. Two of these barrows date back to 3,700 BC, so there has been human habitation in the East Riding of Yorkshire for thousands of years. If you have visited the East Riding of Yorkshire, you may have visited Beverley (perhaps to go to one of the race meetings) or maybe you just wanted to roam around the old centre which was a tourist place (visited by pilgrims to Beverley’s Minster) since the 12th century. There are still some of the old cobble streets and the 13th century Minster is well-worth a visit even today.
Road traffic accidents in East Riding Yorkshire
If you have been involved in any road traffic accidents in East Riding Yorkshire you may be wondering if you can make a personal injury compensation claim. Perhaps the problem is that you were the innocent victim of a driver who irresponsibly had no insurance (driving without insurance is an offence). However, it is possible to make a claim for your injuries and damage to property if you have been involved with an uninsured or untraced driver (in other words a hit and run driver). However, you don’t have very long in relative terms, to file a claim through the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) which handles claims such as yours.
If a driver leaves the scene of an accident without stopping, it is possible that he or she can be traced by looking at CCTV footage as this is used when there are road traffic accidents in East Riding Yorkshire, just as it is elsewhere in the country. This can help the police trace a driver via the vehicle registration number. However, should the police be unable to find the car or driver, then the accident involved an “untraced” driver.
How to claim through the MIB
You must inform the MIB in writing within fourteen days of your accident in order to be eligible to make a claim, and the accident must have been reported to the police. You do, in fact have the statutory three years to file a claim, although, if you are claiming for damage to property, you only have nine months to make a claim. You can file the claim yourself, but the process can be complicated and you really should seek help from an a solicitor with experience in dealing with claims for road traffic accidents in East Riding Yorkshire.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need help and expert legal advice about a potential personal injury compensation claim or help in finding a personal injury lawyer, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers now. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or, from a mobile, 0333 500 0993. Call now and discover how we may be able to help you.