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MIB Untraced Driver Claims
Whether you have hit something in the carriageway, lost grip on something deposited on the road such as diesel, or the other driver just drives off leaving the scene, you are still entitled to claim compensation - known as untraced driver claims. However, it is vital you report the accident to the police as soon as possible (within 14 days unless you had good reason not to). If you do not report it, you may not be able to claim. If the police do not want to pursue it, always make sure you obtain a crime reference number. The MIB do not require a full report, but will want evidence you at least tried to report the matter.
Under the current system, the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) will pay compensation to victims of untraced drivers and will also pay towards their legal costs, although the amount they pay is capped based upon the value of your claim. The process is lengthy and involves many technical requirements which must be adhered to or you risk have your claim thrown out. For anything other than a small claim, we recommend you use a solicitor.