It is a traumatic enough occurrence to be involved in a road traffic accident of any description, but it can be made even more frustrating when the person at fault drives away from the scene of the accident without providing you with any details. Such incidents are termed as ‘hit and run accidents’, and sadly, they happen far more frequently than is acceptable.
However, despite it being incredibly overwhelming and frustrating, it doesn’t mean that nothing can be done if you find yourself a victim in this situation. In such cases, the trained team of personal injury lawyers here at AYB LAW are experts in the field of hit and run cases. We have many years of experience when it comes to handling hit and run claims, and our team also has a proven track record of attaining the results that you deserve.
What to Do If You’re the Victim of a Hit and Run Incident
If you do find yourself to be in the unfortunate situation of another motorist driving away from the scene of an incident, there is a protocol that you should follow.
Therefore, in order to ensure that your driver claim runs smoothly, these are the steps that we recommend you should follow:
- Take down the details of any passers-by, or other drivers who may have witnessed your accident.
- You must report the accident to the police immediately, and obtain the relevant police reference number.
- Attend your designated GP, hospital or walk-in centre.
Cases of hit and run compensation come under the remit of the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB). The MIB is a dedicated organisation that has been set up by leading insurers under an agreement with the government. The sole aim of the MIB is to handle claims where someone has been injured by a hit and run driver or an uninsured or untraced motorist. However, the process to achieve this compensation is often made much easier and quicker when a claimant chooses to pursue their hit and run insurance claim with professional legal assistance. At AYB LAW, we are here to make certain that your claim for hit and run compensation progresses as smoothly as possible, and we may be able to deal with the MIB on your behalf.
Talk to an AYB Law Solicitor Today
At AYB LAW we pride ourselves on prioritising the needs of our clients, and so we will always deal with any hit and run insurance claim with the utmost sympathy and due professionalism. In order to offer all of our clients complete confidence, we also operate on a no-win, no-fee basis. This means that, in the unlikely event that your claim is unsuccessful, you will not be charged for our services.
Please do not hesitate to call an AYB solicitor on 01772 250605 or 0800 0443 49. Alternatively, you can fill out our contact form and we will be pleased to discuss your case in more detail.