Claiming compensation from an uninsured or untraced driver
We are experienced in claiming compensation from an uninsured driver or an untraced driver through the Motor Insurers Bureau scheme. Contact us for a free case assessment and details of no win, no fee funding.
Road accidents involving uninsured drivers, or drivers who leave the scene of an accident, are increasingly common. But while many people think that they cannot make a claim for compensation in these circumstances, that is not correct: Claiming compensation from an uninsured driver or an untraced driver is possible.
There is an organisation called the Motor Insurers Bureau (also known as the MIB) that is funded by UK insurers. The MIB deals with claims from people who are injured by uninsured drivers and untraced drivers.
Compensation can be recovered from the MIB for personal injury, vehicle damage, loss of earnings and other out of pocket expenses. The MIB deals with the two types of claim differently
UNINSURED DRIVER CLAIMS
If you are involved in a road accident which was caused by an uninsured driver then the MIB will compensate you. In addition to paying compensation, the Motor Insurers Bureau will also pay your legal fees. This means that we are able to deal with uninsured driver claims on a conventional no win, no fee basis.
UNTRACED DRIVER (HIT AND RUN) CLAIMS
The MIB scheme for “hit and run” cases, where the driver is untraced, is slightly different. Although the MIB will pay compensation, they will only make a modest contribution to legal costs. We therefore offer to deal with these cases on a no win, no fee ‘contingency fee’ basis, where our costs are recoverable as a percentage of the compensation awarded to you.
Our team of Devon and Somerset based personal injury lawyers have been dealing with claims under the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) schemes for many years and we are very familiar with the detail of both schemes relating to uninsured and untraced drivers.
Statistically, there are over one million road users in Britain who drive without sufficient insurance. This means that there is a high risk that anyone driving on the roads in Devon could be involved in an accident with an uninsured driver. If it happens to you then help is at hand.