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Untraced Driver Claims

Road Traffic Accident
Accidents with untraced drivers, also known as “hit and run” are accidents whereby the one of the parties involved in the road traffic accident fails to stop or leaves the scene of the accident immediately without providing their details. Such accidents are extremely serious and can affect a wide variety of people from car drivers, passengers, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians. In some cases, the use of CCTV can help to trace the previously untraced driver and any successful injury compensation claim would be processed and paid by the insurance company of the negligent party.

If a hit and run driver remains untraced obviously it will not be possible for a road accident claim to be paid by the drivers’ insurance company. In cases where the driver cannot be found, the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) will provide compensation to those parties that have been injured by the hit and run incident providing that the claim is accepted by the MIB. Therefore, it is essential that expert legal advice is sought from experienced personal injury specialist lawyers if victims of untraced driver accidents wish to lodge a claim for compensation with the MIB.