Hit and run compensation claims

Being the victim of a hit and run accident is extremely upsetting. But you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries. First4Lawyers can help you.

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What is a hit and run accident?

Each year, thousands of people are injured or killed by drivers who fail to stop at the scene of an accident.

Under Section 170 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, drivers have “a duty to stop, report an accident and give information or documents”. Failing to do so is a criminal offence.

While some drivers flee the scene because they are scared or over the legal alcohol or drug levels, many also drive off because they are not insured.

But did you know you still may be able to claim compensation if you've been hit by someone who failed to stop?

When can you make a hit and run claim?

The Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) is an organisation that has agreements with the Government to cover those situations where:

  1. A driver was found to have no insurance
  2. A driver could not be traced at all

A proportion of all car insurance policies goes towards funding MIB claims.

If you have been injured, you must report the accident to the police within 14 days or as soon as reasonably possible. A claim must be submitted to the MIB within three years of the accident.

How can First4Lawyers help?

Our RTA solicitors are very experienced in putting claims through the MIB. They can help you put together all the facts and complete the relevant documentation required, leaving you to recover from your injuries.

How much compensation will I receive for a hit and run claim?

That very much depends on your injury and how severe it is. Our compensation calculator gives an idea of the amounts you could be awarded, but the Motor Insurer’s Bureau will take a decision based on your injury, how it’s affected you and any financial losses you’ve incurred.

I think I have a claim, what do I do next?

Get in touch with us as soon as possible for a free consultation. We’ll ask you about your situation and advise you of your options.

You can then decide what you wish to do.

Meet the expert

Meet Jax
Jacqueline Speight

Jacqueline Speight

Head of Claims

Jacqueline is our head of claims.
She is a qualified solicitor and has practised as a specialist in personal injury cases. A recent addition to our team, Jacqueline has moved to a managerial and coaching role with us, where she is keen to continue the team's training and development to ensure every customer continues to get a first class service.

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