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When is an Accident not an Accident?

Despite witnesses, a damaged car and whiplash injuries, a driver subsequently denied that a car accident ever happened.

“Unlikely though this scenario sounds, it did happen – and it’s not unusual”, comments Simon Leighton, Personal Injury Specialist at Croftons. “Here, the third party driver had no insurance.  Initially he didn’t dispute the accident and he paid for the car he hit to be repaired.  However, the garage kept no records and remembered neither party.”

“The driver whose car was hit suffered whiplash injuries. As the third party driver had no insurance, our client assumed that he didn’t have a claim. He didn’t know he could make an injury claim through the Motor Insurers Bureau. He did, and we helped him achieve a good settlement.”

Simon continued “It is illegal to drive without appropriate insurance. From 2011 it is also illegal to keep a vehicle without appropriate insurance unless it is declared as ‘off road’. Uninsured drivers injure 23,000 people and kill 160 each year with a cost to honest motorists of £500 million paid for through their insurance premiums.”


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