In the UK, there over one million uninsured drivers on our roads. To put that in perspective, that works out at one driver in 36. So, by law of averages, every 36th car you pass by when you’re on the road will have no insurance. If you have ever been the victim of a car crash in Basingstoke that was not your fault, and had to make a claim on another driver’s car insurance, you might be able to get a rough idea of the potential problems you’d face if you were unfortunate enough to be involved in a collision that was the fault of an uninsured driver.
If you were the victim of a car crash in Basingstoke that was caused by an uninsured driver, all will not be lost. The Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) is a non-profit company funded by the insurance industry that provides compensation for people who have been unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident that was not their fault that was caused by the actions of an uninsured driver. The body is funded by a levy on all car insurance policies, so you’re paying for it through your premiums. As the process of making a claim through the MIB can be quite complex, you might like to avail yourself of the services of a decent solicitor to help you make a claim.
The victim of a car crash in Basingstoke caused by an uninsured drivers – what to do
It might not be politically correct to say so, but you’ll probably stand more of a chance of coming into contact with an uninsured driver in some areas than others. With that in mind, imagine that you have to drive through a rather unsavoury housing estate close to where you live. You’re driving perfectly safely, when suddenly a car rams straight into the back of you. Fortunately, a police car was nearby at the time of your accident. The police make sure that you’re OK and call you an ambulance. It later transpires that you have a nasty case of whiplash.
The police discover that the driver who caused your accident was uninsured and warn you that you might need to hire a personal injury solicitor. Although this might sound like something of a nightmare, fear not. A decent 100% ‘no win, no fee’ solicitor can take the stress out of seeking compensation from the MIB.
On top of compensation for your injury, your solicitor might also be able to claim for any damage to your car.
Choose Accident Advice Helpline as your solicitor in Basingstoke
Accident Advice Helpline work on a national basis, so we can represent you and your claim wherever it is you happen to live here in the UK. So if you need an injury solicitor in Basingstoke, look no further; we can help.
If you’ve been injured as a result of the actions of an uninsured driver, (or an insured driver) call the Accident Advice Helpline national helpline free from any landline on 0800 689 0500 or on your mobile by ringing 0333 500 0993 bearing in mind you will probably have to pay your call-provider for the call. Call us today and register your claim.
Date Published: 10th March 2014
Author: David Brown