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Untraced Driver Claims

If you are hit by an untraced driver who flees the scene, you may still be able to make a claim for damages.

If the responsible driver cannot be identified, you cannot issue court proceedings against them, however a claim can be brought against an organisation known as the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB).

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Can I claim compensation if I am injured in a ‘hit & run’ accident?

The MIB will compensate victims of untraced drivers if they believe you have a good case and the following steps have been taken before a claim is made:

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We will investigate the claim on your behalf by taking full details from you and then guide you through the application process, ensuring that your case is presented as strongly as possible to the MIB.

The MIB will usually insist that they arrange medical examinations for victims of untraced drivers. We can advise whether these reports require any amendment, and we can then value your claim.

Due to recent legislation, we are only able to assist in pursuing a claim via the MIB on your behalf if the value of your injuries is worth more than £5,000. 

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What compensation can I claim for?

You can claim for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity caused by the accident and your reasonable financial losses incurred, or that may be incurred in the future.

Compensation for pain and suffering and loss of amenity (‘general damages’)

We value compensation based upon independent medical expert reports, often from experts in a number of different disciplines. We use the up-to-date version of the Judicial College Guidelines and case law to value your injury.

Compensation for out-of-pocket expenses (‘special damages’)

A claim for special damages can include: 

How can I help my MIB claim be successful?

As the defendant fled the scene of the accident, they cannot give an account themselves. Therefore, it is often the case that the innocent victim holds most of the evidence relating to the accident. If you are involved in an accident with an untraced driver you should:

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