Hit and run incidents can cause huge physical and emotional damage, and they can lead to many questions.
If you fall victim to a hit and run, you may want to know if it is possible to still make a road traffic accident claim when the guilty party has already fled the scene.
The answer is yes – you can make a hit and run compensation claim.
Your first action as the victim of a hit and run accident should be to acquire as many details about the incident as you can – try to take note of the licence plate of the driver’s car, or even the make and model of their vehicle.
The incident should be reported to the Gardaí no matter how minor the damage is and, should it prove impossible for them to locate the guilty party, a claim can be brought before the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland.
Your chances of receiving compensation may be best served by contacting an experience hit and run solicitor to talk you through the process and assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case.