There are around 23,000 people injured or killed each year by uninsured drivers. Thousands of these people successfully claim compensation.
According to Co-operative Insurance young drivers are more likely to drive uninsured or in an unsafe vehicle. Every motorist who takes out motor insurance pays around £50 a year more than they would need to if every motorist took out the insurance themselves, which they are legally required to do. The insurance company has said fraudulent and uninsured drivers cost other motorists £1.25 billion every year.
According to the Automobile Association (AA) approximately 1 in 20 cars on the UK roads are being driven by uninsured drivers. They have said that between April and June, motor insurance premiums rose by more than 11%. In a sixteen year history of surveys, this is the largest rise in insurance premiums.
In September 2009, there were said to be nearly 2 million uninsured drivers on the UK roads, up from 1.7 million in 2008.
The worst offending places in the country for uninsured drivers are Greater London 13%, Merseyside 12% and Greater Manchester with 10%.
In these areas, being involved in an accident with an uninsured driver is more likely, therefore compensation for being hit by an uninsured driver claims are likely to be made by people living or working in these areas.
The MIB said that uninsured drivers could have their vehicle seized, be fined £200 and a minimum of 6 penalty points put on their driving licence.
Out of 1800 people surveyed by moneysupermarket.com, they found that 62% of people feel that uninsured drivers should have stronger penalties.
With automatic number plate recognition technology and the information available on the MIB database around 500 cars are seized every day from uninsured drivers.
Many people may think, in these tough economic times, that motor insurance is an added extra and would be nice to have if it could be afforded. In reality is a criminal offence to drive without valid insurance and this should never be done.
Being involved in a traffic accident with an uninsured driver and suffering injuries has a severe effect on daily life for thousands of people every year. Many people have to take time off work and often lose wages as a result. Home life is often seriously affected as well as the social life and sports. All of these inconveniences can be taken into account when making a claim for being involved in an accident with an uninsured driver.
Following a traffic accident the main injuries we help people to claim for are whiplash, soft tissue damage and a back injury. These injuries are of varying degrees in pain and suffering, but if the non fault accident hadn't happened, then there would be no suffering at all.
Therefore it is only right that compensation should be made available to injured drivers and passengers by making a claim on a no win no fee basis.
In order to claim compensation for being involved in an uninsured driver traffic accident, the injury must be recorded on medical records; therefore a visit to the doctors or hospital is required.
Making a claim for being injured by an uninsured driver can be made directly with the MIB. This said, by using us to handle your uninsured driver accident claim, you will have a solicitor who specialises in uninsured driver compensation claims working hard for you and you will be awarded maximum compensation possible on winning.
All uninsured driver accident claims for compensation are handled by our personal injury claim specialist solicitors on a no win no fee basis, meaning you can claim for being involved in an accident with an uninsured driver without the financial stress of having to pay any money out.
We have helped many people over the past few years to claim compensation for being in an accident with an uninsured driver and to receive the money they are legally entitled to following a non fault traffic accident.
Whether you were a cyclist, motorcyclist, car, lorry, van driver or pedestrian injured by an uninsured driver, please contact us and let us take the stress out of claiming injury compensation for you.