Neil John, who heads the personal injury team at Fraser Dawbarns, has succeeded in obtaining a substantial six figure settlement for a client, a Norfolk pedestrian who was injured by a car whose driver failed to stop. The client’s injuries included several orthopaedic fractures, psychological and neurological injuries and problems with his hearing. Initially his personal injury claim was pursued through the Motor Insurer’s Bureau (MIB) but once the hit and run driver was properly identified then the claim was finalised through the insurers in the usual way.
Neil comments: “Not everyone realises that if they suffer an injury as a result of a hit and run motor vehicle incident it is still possible to make a personal injury claim. The MIB plays an important role in ensuring that people who are injured by drivers who either don’t stop and cannot be identified, or drivers who are not properly insured, can still bring a claim and be compensated. Fortunately, in this instance the driver was eventually identified even though it took some time to do so.”
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