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This story relates to Harriet Thompson, who suffered terrible injuries at the hands of an uninsured driver when she was aged 12. She is now 18, still suffering from the injuries sustained and is clearly upset as to how the incident and subsequent injuries, medical treatment and ongoing problems have disrupted her education.
The BBC News website today features a brief report in to this incident.
Many people don’t realise that they can make a claim for Personal Injury compensation if they are injured by an uninsured driver. However, this is not the case as claims can be made to the Motor Insurers Bureau. Direct 2 Compensation have a specialist handler to deal with any such claims and can offer a dedicated No Win No Fee service to ensure that any client injured by an uninsured or untraced driver can seek access to compensation.
It is sad to note that Harriet, the girl mentioned in the story on the BBC News site has found that her claim has been ongoing for 4 years. Unfortunately, in serious matters such as this claim, the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) can take a long time to settle claims. They rightly have to thoroughly investigate matters, await reports from the Police service and medical reports from various experts. As her injuries and treatment are ongoing, this too does delay matters a little.
Direct 2 Compensation find that on average, MIB claims take between 6-12 months to settle. However, we have also dealt with more serious and higher value MIB matters that have taken a few years to complete. In such cases, the Motor Insures Bureau will release interim payments and assist in the provision of rehabilitation and other matters that may assist the innocent injured party.
If you have been injured by an uninsured driver, or in a hit and run incident, you may also wish to claim. Should you wish to discuss any query, please use our contact form and we’ll get straight back to you to help you out.