If you have had the misfortune to be involved in a hit and run accident, you probably have many questions about where you stand legally and whether or not it is still possible to make a claim for compensation under the circumstances.
First and foremost, you should know that the law is on your side here, regardless of whether or not the other motorist has been traced. And the same rings true if you have been hit by an uninsured driver, a banned driver or an underage driver. Below, we have compiled a list of helpful questions, to help you better understand your rights.
What can I do if the other motorist has never been traced?
If the motorist involved in your hit and run accident has never been traced, then you can still make a claim with bike lawyers without it affecting your own insurance policy. Under the circumstances, you can make a claim with the Motor Insurers’ Bureau. To be eligible to do so, you of course need to have been riding legally at the time of your accident.
What can I do if the other motorist has been caught but was uninsured?
Under the circumstances you have two options – you can either make a claim with your own insurance company, which is an option if you are sure that it won’t affect your no claims bonus and you are also protected from uninsured drivers, or as mentioned above you can make a claim with the Motor Insurers’ Bureau who will pay you compensation.
How much compensation could I be awarded?
Your compensation will be made up of two parts, which are general damages – the compensation awarded for your injuries, and special damages – the compensation awarded for any financial hardships related to your accident.
The amount of general damages you are awarded depends on the extent of your injuries and how your injuries have and will affect your life. The amount of special damages you are awarded depends on the financial impact your accident has had on your life. The worse any of these are, then the more financial compensation you can realistically expert.
Your bike lawyers will push for the maximum amount of compensation possible, however the settlement demand put forward has to be fair and proportionate to your injuries.
Is making a claim with bike lawyers a simple process?
Making a claim is relatively straightforward for yourself however the claims process is more complicated, and that is why your bike lawyers will manage it for you from start to finish.
To find out more about how the claims process works or for expert legal advice, call our claims advisors for free and with no obligation today on 0800 157 1437.