Ashton West OBE, Chief Executive, of the Motor Insurers' Bureau, perfectly sets out in the attached article how the MIB compensates innocent victims of road traffic collisions but also seeks full reimbursement from the uninsured driver.
I have acted for a number of client's who were sadly bereaved or suffered major trauma as a result of the negligent action of a driver who did not have a policy of insurance.
On each occasion the case was put to the MIB who handled the matter as if they were the insurer and in the majority of cases a satisfactory outcome was secured. It, however, is reassuring to read Mr Ashton's article and to know that the uninsured driver does not get off "scott free".
Matthew Claxson specialises in acting for those in civil compensation claims who have been bereaved or suffered major trauma as a result of a road traffic collision. Freephone 0800 157 7611 or e:mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moore Blatch LLP is a leading UK law firm acting for those who have suffered life changing injury, securing for them appropriate rehabilitation, and maximising their compensation.
MIB compensates victims of uninsured drivers and unfortunately, far too often, we see victims who suffer lifetime and life changing consequences. But MIB’s involvement doesn’t mean the uninsured driver is relieved of any financial responsibility. If the driver who causes the accident is not insured, they are personally liable for those costs and our policy is to pursue every uninsured driver who is liable for claims against them.