If you have been injured by an uninsured driver you may still be able to claim compensation.
Elizabeth Duncan has some good news for anyone who has been injured by an uninsured driver and thinks they may not be able to recover compensation.
Unfortunately, road traffic accidents are all too common in England and Wales. According to the gov.uk website, there were a total of 136,002 casualties of all severities in 2023.
Despite motor insurance having been a compulsory legal requirement in the UK since 1930, a significant number of drivers do not have it. As a result many people are injured on Britain’s road every year by uninsured drivers.
People generally know that if you have been injured by a car driver who was at fault then you can make an insurance compensation claim against them. But if you are injured by an uninsured driver all is not lost; you may still be able to make a compensation claim.
The Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) is an organisation funded by the insurance industry that is dedicated to dealing with compensation claims for injuries inflicted by uninsured drivers. The MIB also deals with claims made by those who have been injured by untraced drivers.
According to the MIB’s figures someone in the UK is injured by an uninsured driver every 20 minutes – this includes some 130 deaths each year.
Our specialist road traffic accident team are experienced in dealing with MIB claims where the defendant is an uninsured or untraced driver. We can guide you through the MIB claims process to ensure that you recover all the compensation you are entitled to under the scheme. And because we deal with most claims on a No Win No Fee basis you do not need to worry about legal fees.
So, if you have been injured by an uninsured driver, or a driver who cannot be traced, contact our specialist team for a free consultation.