Hit and Run Compensation

If the driver responsible for an accident flees the scene, it is classed as a hit and run accident. A hit and run accident is a criminal offence, even if it doesn't involve another person. Watermans is here to help with hit and run compensation.

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"I was nervous and unsure of the idea of getting into a complicated legal situation, but that turned out to be simple and straightforward. I was very impressed with the claim amount they managed to secure for me - more than what was anticipated!"

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The Short of it

  • If you are a victim of a hit and run accident,

    you may sustain severe injuries and suffer from emotional and psychological stress as a result.

  • If you didn't catch the number plate of the offending vehicle, or receive any identifiable details from the person, don't worry.

    You can still begin a claim.

  • Our team of expert personal injury solicitors at Watermans are here to help you throughout the legal process,

    guiding you every step of the way.

  • Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need

    and providing Straightforward legal advice. It should be that simple.

  • The Long of it

    Hit and run accidents

    Hit and run accident claims

    A hit and run accident is any type of road accident where a vehicle hits an object or person, but the driver leaves the scene without stopping and fulfilling their obligations.

    A hit and run is a criminal offence, even if it doesn’t involve another person. If it does involve a victim, that victim may be eligible to make a hit and run injury claim. Many people worry they can’t make a claim if they didn’t get a number plate or other identifying details before the driver left the scene.

    Thankfully, victims of such accidents can still seek hit and run compensation, even if they don’t know any details about the vehicle or driver which caused it. The Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) Untraced Drivers Agreement provides a route for the injured party in hit and run accidents to claim compensation for the injury or damage caused by a person who cannot be traced.

    We appreciate that being involved in a hit and run accident is a difficult time for anyone, so our legal team is able to guide you through the entire process and assist in submitting your hit and run claim.

    Making a claim

    How do I make a hit and run accident claim?

    After a hit and run accident, you can claim compensation whether you were a driver, a passenger, a cyclist or a pedestrian injured by another car, a motorbike, or even a horse.

    The same is true where your car has been hit by another vehicle which has fled the scene or alternatively where you are a pedestrian hit by a vehicle which has fled the scene. If you’ve been involved in a hit and run accident within the last three years and you weren’t at fault, then you have a right to be compensated for

    • medical costs
    • loss of earnings
    • any other expenses incurred due to the accident

    We appreciate that being involved in a hit and run accident is a difficult time for anyone, so our legal team is able to guide you through the entire process and assist in submitting your hit and run claim. If the hit and run accident has occurred within the last three years, we suggest you speak with one of our specialist legal advisors today to start your claim.

    Once your hit and run accident claim has been submitted, the Motor Insurers Bureau will investigate and assess compensation based on individual circumstances. We will keep you updated on the progress of your hit and run claim at all times, so you don’t have to worry about anything.

    How much compensation?

    How much compensation for a hit and run accident?

    The amount of compensation you’ll be able to claim for as a victim of a hit and run can vary considerably. If you were in your vehicle at the time of the accident your injuries may be minor. If you were a pedestrian, it is likely that your injuries will be more serious. Either way the collision is likely to have caused you significant pain, discomfort and inconvenience.

    When injuries are more significant, the compensation can be a lot higher because of the impact the injuries will have on your lifestyle, work and even personal relationships. In such cases, the compensation received will support you throughout recovery and long after your claim to make sure you receive the appropriate treatment, support and rehabilitation.

    Why Watermans?

    Why should I choose Watermans to pursue my claim?

    Watermans make legal services look and feel easy so people can move forward in life.

    Watermans are one of the leading personal injury firms in Scotland. We act only for people who have been injured in an accident, and never for the at-fault party, nor insurance companies who defend these cases.

    Our expert team are committed to doing everything to make the claims process straightforward for our clients following an accident. We take the hassle from you and fight each case to secure the maximum level of compensation. We also provide access to a range of additional services, such as physiotherapy and psychological treatment to ensure you recover from your injuries as soon as possible and get your life back on track.

    Our expertise in personal injury covers a wide range of areas including accidents at work, public liability claims, road traffic accidents, fatal and serious injury claims and cases relating to child and historical abuse.

    We represent thousands of clients throughout Scotland each year, securing millions of pounds in compensation for our clients. We work on a no win a fee basis, which means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket.

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    Straightforward Legal Advice

    How much could you claim?

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

    Your claim could be worth...

    Claim Worth

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

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    Get in touch with us

    Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need and making that process straightforward. Start the process by sending us your details below or calling us on 0131 555 7055

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