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Hit and run claims

It can be extremely stressful if you’ve been involved in a hit and run collision, coming to terms with the injuries you’ve sustained and the impact they’ve had, as well as trying to understand where to turn to for help. We understand how stressful it can be if you’ve been involved in a collision and we're here to help you in any way we can. 

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Getting access to specialist support after a hit and run

If you’ve been involved in a hit and run collision, or if you were hit by a stolen vehicle or the driver doesn’t have insurance, we can help you to claim compensation. We'll explain the process of making a claim after a hit and run, as well as helping and supporting you and your family with any concerns and worries you might have.

Many people wrongly think that they cannot make a hit and run claim because the other driver has fled the scene. Although the claims process is slightly different from other road collision cases, a compensation claim is still possible. If the police cannot trace the driver responsible for the collision, or if the driver did not have insurance, then we can help you to proceed with a road collision claim through the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB). The MIB is an independent body set up to pay compensation where there’s no other route to make a claim and is funded from insurance premiums.


There are no hidden costs and we don’t claw back shortfall fees, meaning you keep more of your compensation


Dedicated rehabilitation & support coordinators to help you access the specialist help you need

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Our client stories

Empowering people to rebuild their lives

Dan* was hit by a car which then drove off, leaving him with a traumatic brain injury, back injury and fractures in his leg. While his case was ongoing, we managed to get substantial interim payments to fund a full support team to help with his recovery. His claim settled for over £3.5 million, allowing him to move to a new house and pay for his ongoing care and treatment needs.

Client Stories

Our partners

Working with Remain and Report

As part of our work with the charity RoadPeace, we're supporting their campaign with Action Vision Zero to hold hit and run drivers to account. They're calling for new charges for hit and run and believe that knowingly leaving the scene of a road traffic collision where someone has been fatally or seriously injured should be treated as a criminal act.


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How we can help you

We're specialists - we only do injury-related law, which means you can be sure you're receiving expert guidance and advice.

Why choose us?

Caroline Trinder

Rehabilitation and Support Lead

Our rehabilitation and support coordinators

We have a dedicated team of rehabilitation and support coordinators, who all have a background in health and social care, on hand to help you with our full wraparound support.

  • Specialist support at the earliest stage, alongside your legal team
  • Plugging any gaps in the care you're receiving
  • Emergency fund to pay for initial care, aids and equipment
  • Collaborative working with your treating team to get you home safely
  • Psychological support and arranging counselling
  • Exploring grants and funding options available to you

Our Process

Guiding people through the legal process

Hit and run claims can be complex. In some cases, the driver is found and prosecuted, so a claim can be made through their insurance company. But in other cases, a claim will need to be made through the Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB). We're specialists in helping people to claim compensation after hit and run crashes and are here to help you and your family.

Free meeting without the need to go ahead with a claim
We’ll come to see you face to face wherever you feel comfortable to find out more about you and your family, what you’re worried about and how we can start helping you. We’ll also talk to you about how your case can be funded, so you’ll have peace of mind and reassurance that making a claim won’t cost you money, even if your claim isn’t successful. We don’t believe in taking money off injured people like some other firms, so there are no hidden charges
Introduce our Rehabilitation and Support Team
Once we understand what’s worrying you, our Rehabilitation and Support Team will be in touch to understand more about your needs and to help you access the urgent support you need. The team include health and social care professionals who can help to plug any gaps in your care. They’re on hand to help with discharge planning and making sure you have everything you need to go home safely. We’ve also got an emergency fund to help pay for any initial care, aids and equipment you might need.
Contact the other side to get the ball rolling
We’ll send a letter of claim to the defendant insurers—this is basically a letter telling them what’s happened and why we think they’re responsible. It’s important we make contact with the defendant insurers as soon as possible to make sure your claim can move forward without any delays. They’re allowed time to look into what’s happened and tell us if they admit they’re to blame, they think they’re partly to blame, or they deny blame all together. Sometimes, there’s no response at all. However, while they’re doing this, we’ll be working with them to try and get funding for private rehabilitation to help your recovery from the very beginning of the claim.
Asking for interim payments
You might be worried about the impact your injuries have had on you and money worries if you can’t work. While steps one to three are ongoing, we’ll also be asking the defendant insurers for interim payments. These are payments that you get as soon as possible before your case has settled that can help pay for any suggested treatment, help with any financial worries you might have about paying your rent or mortgages, or paying bills, and to put in place a full treating and care team, helping to make sure you achieve your best possible outcome.
Gathering evidence
Next, we’ll start gathering the evidence. This could be to help prove that the other person involved was to blame (known as liability) and medical evidence to show what injuries you have, that these injuries were caused by the incident and how they’ve affected your life (known as causation and quantum). Liability evidence could be CCTV or police reports, and medical evidence includes your hospital or GP records, as well as reports from medical experts who specialise in your injuries.
Getting you the rehabilitation you need
As we carry on gathering all the information to build your case, we’ll be working alongside professionals who are specialists in your injuries to look at how we can support you and get you the best recovery possible. We do this by organising the highest quality rehabilitation and treatment for your specific needs. We’ll keep working with the defendant insurers to get all this funded for you while your claim is still ongoing so that you don’t have to wait.
Working out how much your claim is worth
After gathering all the evidence, we’ll also calculate how much your claim should be worth. We’ll look at what losses you’ve had since your injuries including from not being able to work, as well as any losses you’ll experience in the future. We’ll also think about all the things you’ll need now and in time to come, including things like care packages, treatment, aids, equipment, changing your home so it works better for you, and any number of others things that might be important to you (for example getting back to a hobby you love or sourcing an adapted holiday home for you to enjoy time with your family).
Fighting for your best possible outcome
Throughout your whole case we’ll be negotiating with the defendants—whether it’s to get them to accept they’re to blame, agree to release some interim payments to help with your recovery or discussing how much compensation you should get. We’ll always fight for your best possible outcomes.
Lifelong support
Even after your case has settled, we’re still here for you. Our specialist Court of Protection team can help you if your family member can’t manage their own affairs anymore, or we can set up a Personal Injury Trust to make sure you can still claim the benefits you need. We’re also here to help with financial advice to make sure your compensation lasts you for the rest of your life.


Frequently asked questions

Here are the answers to a few of the questions we get asked regularly. But if you have any other questions, please get in touch. We're here to help.

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What do I do if I’m involved in a hit and run?

If you have been involved in a collision and the other driver has fled the scene, you should report this to the police as soon as possible. Even if the other driver cannot be found through a police investigation, you may still be able to claim compensation if you can show that you weren’t at fault for the incident.

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Who pays for a hit and run claim?

Any claim for hit and run collisions will be made through the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB). Usually, in road traffic collisions, the insurance company of the vehicle at fault will pay any compensation. However, in hit and run cases there will be no insurance company to claim from, so the MIB was set up to deal with these types of claims.

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What is the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB)?

The MIB is an independent body set up to pay compensation where there is no other route to make a claim and is funded using contributions from insurance premiums. The main people that the MIB support are:

  • Collisions with drivers who do not have insurance.
  • Collisions where the other driver has fled the scene, known as hit and runs.
  • Residents in the UK who are involved in a collision with foreign-registered vehicles (either in the UK or Europe).

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What happens if the police can’t trace the driver responsible for a collision?

The police will do everything they can to trace the driver responsible for the collision, using any surveillance footage they can find, as well as any evidence at the scene and from witnesses of the collision. All avenues to find the driver should be followed before claim is made through the MIB.

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How much compensation can I claim after a hit and run?

The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the severity of your injury and the care and support you require. A claim isn’t just about compensating you for the pain and suffering you’ve experience, but also to cover any care costs, loss of earnings, specialist aids and equipment, adaptations to your home or vehicle, treatment and rehabilitation, and many other different things. A specialist solicitor will carefully value your claim and negotiate with the MIB about the amount of compensation you will receive.

In some cases, the MIB might reduce your compensation if they believe that you were partly responsible (e.g. if you were not wearing a seatbelt or you were careless when crossing the road).

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How long do I have to make a hit and run claim?

As with all compensation claims, hit and run claims do have a time limit on how long you have to bring a claim, which is three years from the date of the collision. There are some circumstances where this limit can be extended, but it’s always best to start a claim as soon as possible.

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Do I have to pay legal fees?

No, if your claim is successful, both your compensation (damages) and legal fees (costs) will be paid by the MIB, meaning you do not need to worry about the cost of making a claim.

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Can I make a no win no fee claim?

Yes, most of our hit and run cases are taken on a no win no fee basis. This means that if your case is not successful, you will not have to pay legal fees. Your solicitor will be able to explain how a no win no fee claim works and answer any questions you might have.

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