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According to the MIB there are thought to be 40,000 uninsured drivers in Scotland, and Glasgow has the highest number of offenders. The MIB estimates that around 130 people are killed, and more than 26,000 are left injured as a result of being hit by an uninsured driver, costing the MIB approximately £250 million in compensation. This is where you need the assistance of uninsured driver accident claims & compensation solicitors in Scotland to help you out.
INSURANCE – A LEGAL REQUIREMENT
Car insurance is a legal requirement, driving without it is illegal. Unfortunately thousands of driver’s drive without adequate, or any insurance. This puts people at risk, and if you are involved in an accident, was your fault, and are found to be driving without insurance, then you will be financially responsible for all the associated expenses incurred, this could be in the thousands of pounds. Not to mention, possibly arrested, cautioned/imprisoned, points on your driving license, and will struggle to obtain car insurance in the future.
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MOTOR INSURANCE BUREAU (MIB)
Car Insurance covers the driver, passengers, and any third party in the event of an accident.
If you are injured in an accident, and the person at fault wasn’t insured, it’s important to note you can still make a claim against the Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB). It is the responsibility of the MIB to pay compensation to victims of uninsured drivers.
CAN I CLAIM AGAINST AN UNINSURED DRIVER?
If your car accident took place within the last three years, wasn’t your fault, and you suffered injury as a result of it, then get in touch right away, we can help you make a successful claim for compensation against the MIB, whether you were the driver, passenger, or pedestrian, what’s more, we can tell you if you can make a successful claim usually within 2 mins, so why wait? Claim today to see if you can make a claim for your injuries.
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HOW MUCH IS MY CLAIM AGAINST AN UNINSURED DRIVER WORTH?
In general, the more severe your injury and length of suffering, the higher amount of compensation you can expect to receive, this is partly due to the effect it would have had on your lifestyle, social life, work, and in some cases personal relationships. But don’t worry, we are here to support and assist you, to get the right help at the right time, this would include private physiotherapists, and professional medical experts.
GENERAL DAMAGES / SOLATIUM
General damages is the amount awarded for the pain and suffering following an accident, in Scotland this is known as Solatium, interestingly the word Solatium is derived from Latin. Please refer to the Personal Injury Calculator below to see the level of compensation you could expect to receive for Solatium.
OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES
Following an accident you may have incurred additional expenses as a result of the accident, this might include things like damage sustained to your property, clothing, along with transport costs for medical treatment. As all these expenses have been incurred as a result of the accident, Hamilton Douglas Legal can recover these costs for you, we strongly advise you to keep all your receipts for your expenses, as these costs may be reimbursed by the third party, in this case the MIB.
LOSS OF EARNINGS
If you have been involved in an accident and suffered injury, you may have to take time off work, to help with your recovery, unfortunately in some cases this could lead to a loss or a reduction in wages and/or loss of overtime, in turn this could lead to financial hardship and have an effect on your quality of life, we can help you recover all your loss of earnings from the MIB, this is your legal right.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO MAKE A CLAIM AGAINST THE MIB?
According to Scottish Law, you have 3 years in which to intimate a claim with the MIB, we advise the claim should be intimated as soon as possible.
If a child under the age of 16 is involved in an uninsured road traffic accident, they usually have 3 years to make a claim following their 16th birthday.
So why wait? Contact us today to get the compensation you deserve.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE BEFORE I RECEIVE MY COMPENSATION?
When you are suing an uninsured driver for damages, the outcome depends on the circumstances of the case. Every case is different, there are a number of factors that affect the time it takes to settle a personal injury claim, a few are mentioned below:
- The circumstances of the accident
- Whether the identity of the third party is known
- How long it takes to gather all medical evidence.
- The type and length of injuries sustained
- Whether the MIB accepts liability and feels you meet the criteria
WHY USE HAMILTON DOUGLAS LEGAL?
We understand what you are going through, which is why we have expert taxi solicitors on our panel, to secure you the maximum amount of compensation, in the shortest possible time, along with all private treatment.
We have one of the largest panels of solicitors, covering the whole of Scotland and ready to assist you in making a No Win No Fee claim, if your claim is unsuccessful you don’t pay us a penny.
Get in touch today on 0141 2801112 to speak to one of our legal advisors, who will be happy to assist you in making a claim, alternatively fill out our short enquiry form, or “Make a Claim” section on the homepage.
HOW OUR SPECIALIST TEAM HELPS YOU
We have years of experience dealing with taxi accident claims, which has given us the knowledge that we need to successfully win your case. Our team will gather all of the evidence needed, provide you with the best private medical experts, and secure the maximum amount of compensation. We will handle the process from the beginning to the end, keeping you informed every step of the way.