Hit & Run Accidents
In cases where the person responsible for an accident drives off or cannot be traced it is still possible to claim compensation if the accident results in personal injury. In such cases we do not know who the person responsible is and therefore cannot obtain their insurance details to make a claim against their insurer.
However, an organization called the Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB) exists to compensate victims of negligent untraced drivers (and uninsured drivers). MIB claims are subject to different rules and timescales to standard personal injury road traffic accident claims and expert advice is essential to avoid falling foul of the pitfalls.
HorseSolicitor specialises in MIB untraced driver and hit and run claims.
Types of claims that can be made to the MIB under the untraced drivers' agreement include:
- Hit and run accidents
- Driver spooking a horse resulting in injury but failing to stop
- Objects negligently deposited on the road arising out of the use of a motor vehicle which results in injury
The MIB frequently rejects valid claims at first instance leading to the requirement to appeal to an arbitrator (one of 5 QCs) who will provide a Preliminary Decision on paper. There is then a further right to Appeal (oral hearing). One of HorseSolicitor's directors handled the first ever oral hearing. Solid MIB expertise is required in these claims.
If you you have sustained injury as a result of a negligent untraced driver call HorseSolicitor now on 01446 794196.