Many people wrongly think that they cannot claim compensation after a hit and run collision 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 you have been involved in a hit and run collision, or if you are hit by a stolen vehicle or an uninsured driver, we can help you make a compensation claim.
If the Police cannot trace the driver responsible for the collision, then we can help you proceed with a road collision claim through the MIB – The Motor Insurers’ Bureau. The MIB was specifically set up to provide a central fund to help with these types of incidents.
Helping with your personal injury claim is only part of our service – helping you to get your life back on track after a serious injury is our primary aim.
There are various different hit and run compensation claims that can be lodged, including:
It is really important to report the collision to the Police as soon as possible (for MIB compensation claims this must be within 14 days or as soon as is reasonable).
Any claim that is dealt with by the MIB will go through the same process. There are several stages with an MIB claim, and we can guide you through the entire process and take away the stress of making a claim.
The first step is to complete the claim form. This will tell the MIB exactly what happened in the collision and the circumstances surrounding it. We will complete this for you from the information you provide to us and submit the form direct to the MIB.
The second step is for the MIB to investigate the claim and gather together all the information they need. This includes accessing the police report for the collision, as well as speaking to any witnesses. They will create a statement for you to read and sign for your agreement.
The third step is the decision by the MIB to either accept or reject your claim.
If the MIB accept your claim, they will then arrange for you to see a medical expert to provide a report about your injuries and your prognosis. This report will be forwarded to us to discuss with you and check you are happy with the content.
If your claim is rejected, the MIB will provide you with details of why they have rejected your application. We can then advise you on how you can appeal this decision and deal with this appeal on your behalf. We will also discuss with you the likelihood of succeeding with your claim.
If you are successful, the fourth and final step is the offer from the MIB. This will be in full settlement of your claim. We will negotiate on your behalf to get the maximum amount of compensation available to you.
We pull together with you and your family to support you with expert legal advice, financial assistance including benefits advice and emergency funds, physical help with early intervention for treatment, rehabilitation and therapies, as well as emotional and psychological support for the whole family.