Compensation claims for a hit and run accident with an unidentified driver

If you have been involved in a road accident with another driver who then fails to stop and drives away without helping, then this is known as a hit-and-run accident. It is the legal duty of a driver under the Road Traffic Act of 1988 to stop and provide details such as their name, address and the name and address of the owner of the vehicle if they are not the actual owner. If you have been involved in a hit and run accident with an unidentified driver as they have failed to comply with the Road Traffic Act then you could be eligible to make a claim against them for compensation.

What scenarios might I be eligible to make a claim?

If you are injured as a result of a hit and run accident then there are a number of instances where you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation. Some common examples of this include:

·         Accidents caused by poor road maintenance or signposting

·         Accidents which occur at intersections

·         Accidents which were caused by excessive speeding

·         Accidents where you have been the pedestrian victim of a hit and run accident

·         Claims if you have been left injured.

Who could I be eligible to make a claim against?

Being involved in a hit and run accident can be one of the most traumatic and severe experiences you could encounter while on the road, as you could be left with life-altering results both physically and financially. Whether you are a pedestrian or a motorist, a hit and run can be just as severe and if you believe that this has affected you then you shouldn’t have to suffer in silence. For this reason, it could be in your best interests to seek out a claim for compensation as it could help you recoup any losses that you have incurred. In general, a claim would be usually made against the motorist who failed to stop and help you, while they also have a responsibility to report the incident within 14 days of the event.

Can Manners Pimblett help with my claim?

Here at Manners Pimblett we have some of the best advisors in the industry who will strive to ensure that you receive one hundred per cent of the compensation you are entitled to. Our specialist team will be able to work alongside you and provide expert analysis and guidance to ensure that the process runs as smoothly as possible. So for more information on how we can help you, simply contact our highly qualified team today on 0800 990 3500.



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