Untraced Driver (Hit and Run) Claims in Northern Ireland
Paschal O’Hare are here to help people in Northern Ireland involved in accidents with untraced drivers, often referred to as hit and run accidents. Our injury solicitors understand the difficulties these types of car accidents claims can cause. We’re ready to step in to offer the support you need, reaching a settlement under the MIB untraced driver’s agreement you deserve.
Untraced Driver Solicitors in Belfast & Northern Ireland
Getting hit by someone who drives off from the scene can be an incredibly stressful experience. These accidents often result in injuries as well as damage to your car. Additionally, it means that you can’t put a claim against the driver, muddling up the traditional personal injury procedure.
Thankfully, there’s a process that helps drivers that sustained injuries under these circumstances. It is offered by the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) and is called the Uninsured Drivers Scheme. Our solicitors will guide you through the process from start to finish and ensure that you receive adequate untraced driver compensation.
Who is an untraced driver in Northern Ireland?
An untraced driver is an individual who leaves the scene after an accident without providing details to the other party. Often called “hit and run” accidents, these types of accidents can be very serious and are common across Northern Ireland.
Leaving the site after of an accident which caused injury or damage is a criminal offence. It is classed as a summary offence and can carry hash penalties including imprisonment. Police in Northern Ireland may want to look into these types of accidents and use surveillance cameras and witness evidence to trace the drivers.
What is the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB)?
The government set up a body in 1946 called the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) to assist those that have been injured by untraced and uninsured drivers. The Road Traffic Act 1988 requires all insurers across the UK dealing with motor insurance to belong to the MIB and contribute to it.
The MIB runs three different schemes to help drivers across the UK:
- Uninsured Drivers Scheme
- Untraced Drivers Agreement (hit and run) scheme
- Green Card Scheme
Each scheme assist drivers in different ways, helping solve issues that typically would not have an easy solution.
How the MIB helps with untraced drivers
The MIB will be able to provide compensation for personal injury, but not damage to your vehicle or other property. In order to begin the process, you will need to bring your claim to the MIB within 3 years.
Our untraced drivers solicitors will be able to guide you through the entire process. Please feel to reach out if you have any questions.
How we can help with your hit and run claim in Northern Ireland
Our solicitors are hit-and-run claims experts. We’ve been helping people in Northern Ireland involved in accidents with untraced drivers for over 50 years. Our injury specialists understand how the MIB works and have successfully negotiated with them time and time again.
We are here to gather the facts, obtain reports, and ensure you receive the medical and financial support you need. If you or someone you know was involved in an accident with an untraced driver, reach out to our solicitors today.
We’ll take the stress out of your claim so that you can focus on what’s important, the best possible recovery.”
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