According to the Department of Transport, an average of 468 road casualties and 5 fatalities are reported every day in the UK. In 44% of the road fatalities, the victims are in a car.*
Our leading hit and run claims solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. If you’ve been injured in a road traffic accident, contact us today for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
No Win No Fee hit and run accident claims solicitors
Most of our hit and run claims are conducted on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning we only take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf, therefore there is no financial risk to you.
Hit and run claim explained
If you have been injured in an accident and the driver of the other vehicle fled the scene, you are involved in a hit and run accident.
It’s not uncommon for a driver to not realise they bumped into you or your bike as they may not have seen you in their blind spot and so drove off without stopping. In other situations, drivers may not stop for other reasons such as a panic attack, being afraid of the consequences or not having insurance.
In any case, we can help you claim compensation from the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB). The MIB is an institution which can provide the compensation you deserve when you are involved in a hit and run accident or an accident with an uninsured driver. It is funded by every insured driver, who becomes automatically a member of the MIB and contributes to its funding with a small percentage of the insurance premium.
Most common types of hit and run claims
Hit and run accidents result in different kinds of injuries. Our clients most commonly seek compensation for:
What can I claim for?
If you have been injured in a hit and run accident, you can claim compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- House modifications
- Bike repair
- Medical expenses
How can I prove the accident was not my fault if the other driver fled the scene?
If you can, take pictures of the scene and try to find witnesses. You can ask at nearby shops and premises if they have your accident on CCTV. Call us as soon as possible so we can help you with this process. Click here for more information on what to do if you have been involved in a car accident.
We understand that you might have been in no condition to collect evidence at the time of your accident and you are not to blame. Talk to us to establish your full legal position and we can make a claim based on the information we have.
I got hit by a car as a pedestrian and the driver fled the scene. I don’t have car insurance myself because I don’t own a car. Can I still claim for compensation at the MIB?
The Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) is a scheme set up and funded by all motor insurance companies and the UK Government to compensate victims of uninsured and untraced drivers for injuries sustained as a result of an accident in the UK. There are strict time limits and reporting requirements in place for bringing a claim via the scheme, therefore prompt action is recommended. Call us to establish your full legal position.
How much compensation can I claim?
Obviously, the level of compensation you can claim depends on the seriousness of your injuries. If your accident was caused due to someone else’s negligence, your claim for pain and suffering could be worth several thousands of pounds. For more information call us on freephone 0800 083 5045 or try our online road traffic accident claims calculator.
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