If you are unlucky enough to be involved in an accident with
a driver who leaves the scene (a hit and run accident) you might
think that there is no chance of making a
claim for injury
or property damage.
Fortunately in the UK that is not the case – there is still a
way that you can obtain compensation.
We are specialist hit
and run solicitors who deal with compensation claims against the MIB.
"No win No fee"
Hit & Run personal injury Solicitors
There is a body called the
Bureau (MIB) that is funded by UK insurers.
They deal with claims from
victims of hit and run or untraced driver incidents.
They provide compensation (in
certain circumstances) for personal injury, vehicle damage and
loss of earnings etc.
They also make a modest
contribution to legal costs although generally this will not be
sufficient to cover your full legal bill.
During 2007 the MIB dealt with
18,000 (hit and run) accidents. They paid out more than £78
million in compensation.
It is now possible to claim
both personal injury compensation and property damage under the
MIB hit and run accident scheme (known as the Untraced Drivers
Agreement) subject to some restrictions.
We are MIB compensation
specialists and will be able to help you claim damages that you
perhaps thought would be impossible to recover.
PLEASE NOTE THE MIB MAY ONLY
DEAL WITH REPAIR COSTS IF THE OTHER VEHICLE IS IDENTIFIED OR
TRACED - ANY CLAIM IS SUBJECT TO A £300 EXCESS.
Here are some important steps to take
if you find yourself involved in a hit and run accident:
What you should do after a road accident with an untraced driver:
1) Try to
record the offending vehicle registration number
2) Keep a
record of all witnesses including passenger’s who (whilst not
independent) will be able to corroborate your version of events)
3) Report the
case to the police if they are not already aware of the
accident. This is of great importance to the MIB and is a strong
indicator to them that your claim is genuine.
4) Try to
obtain medical attention if you have suffered injuries in the accident.
5) Take photos
of the accident scene to assist with any liability investigation.
6) Obtain a
repair estimate on your vehicle damage.
instructing an accident lawyer specialising in MIB claims.
Speak to our accident claim helpline today and let us help you with your
hit and run claim. Please note that the MIB will not pay all of your
legal fees in pursuance of a claim against an untraced driver. We will
therefore charge you 25% inclusive of vat which will be deducted from
your compensation award
For more information about "whiplash
compensation claims" visit our main website run by
Winston Solicitors LLP
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