The Scotland branch of Accident Advice Helpline has a procedure for dealing with claims that involve stolen vehicles. This is a special type of personal injury and differs from a normal personal injury claim. Some of the similarities and differences between a stolen vehicles accident claims Scotland case and a regular vehicle accident claim are given here.
Stolen vehicles accident claims in Scotland – at the scene
In a regular accident claim case the people involved in the accident would all get out of their cars and check that everyone is okay. If anyone is severely hurt an ambulance and the police are called. The police may also be called if the vehicles are blocking the road. However, if no-one is severely hurt and if the vehicles are off the road then the police may not be involved. The person who caused the accident will swap details with the driver of the other vehicle. These details would include registration numbers, personal contact and insurance policy details.
In a stolen vehicles accident claims in Scotland case things are very different. It is very likely that the driver of the stolen vehicle will try to flee the scene and is unlikely to hang around to check that no-one is hurt. If their car is still able to be driven then they may just do that. If the car is badly damaged then drivers of stolen vehicles often rapidly exit the scene on foot. Such criminals often don’t give a second thought to the injured driver of the vehicle smashed into, who could be dying.
Stolen vehicles accident claims in Scotland – first week after the accident
Here the situations are actually quite similar. The injured people from both accidents are able to call Accident Advice Helpline for advice. They can both speak to the company’s highly-trained professional advisers and have their concerns addressed. The person who was injured in the regular accident would be allocated a personal injury lawyer who specialises in making claims from insurance companies. This is because the injured person will probably be claiming compensation from the motor insurance policy of the person who caused the accident.
The person who was injured in the stolen vehicles accident claims in Scotland, however, will be allocated a personal injury lawyer who specialises in claims involving the Motor Insurance Bureau. They are an organisation that has been set up to help people get compensation when they have been hurt in an accident caused by an uninsured driver. Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people from both types of accidents for over 10 years.
Stolen vehicles accident claims in Scotland – processing the claim
This aspect of the two claims is also pretty similar. Both injured people will have to present evidence of their injuries – this is usually a documented visit to the doctor or to the hospital. Also, both will also have to collect details about the money that they have lost because they are injured and will present receipts for personal expenditure, wage-slips, and all other financial outgoings incurred as a result of their accident to support this.