Every year in the UK, up to 18,000 people are involved in a hit and run accident. If you are injured in such a way, it can be a truly traumatic and devastating experience. These types of incidents put a huge burden on society as well as the individual, and they are continually trying to be reduced by the police. Many people don’t know that you can still claim compensation if you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault. With the help of Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors, you can get the maximum amount possible for your hit and run accident claim.
Why not contact us at Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors and learn more about how we can help you make a hit and run accident claim.
What is a hit and run accident?
A hit and run accident is an incident on the road where the perpetrator either fails to stop or flees quickly without leaving their details. The term refers to all road users, not just other car drivers. Cyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists are all just as likely to be the victims of hit and run accidents. However, all victims are able to seek compensation for their injuries from the MIB (Motor Insurers’ Bureau) via a hit and run accident claim.
The Motor Insurers’ Bureau is an organisation funded by all road insurance companies, and is an insurer of last resort. This means that anyone who has suffered personal injury can seek compensation from them if there is no other avenue available, i.e. if injured by an uninsured or unknown driver.
There are many reasons why someone may not stop after a road accident. There is no valid excuse, and it is of course illegal to not provide your details after an accident. Some of the reasons some choose not to, are shown below.
- Driving without insurance
- Driving over the legal alcohol limit
- Driving a stolen vehicle
- Causing the accident by committing some other motoring offence (e.g. speeding or going through a red light)
If you have been the victim of a hit and run accident then you must report it to the police. It is helpful for them and for your claim if you can remember as much details about the incident as possible, for example the make and colour of the other car involved. You should also get medical attention if you are in anyway injured no matter how minor.
Making a hit and run accident claim
Call 0800 2800 976 or 01625 667 166, from mobiles, or contact us now at Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors and talk to one of our team about your hit and run accident claim.