Injured in an Accident With No Insurance

#1 2007-12-02 09:17:58
barry

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Injured in an Accident With No Insurance

I was recently involved in a serious accident in which I was injured. The other party backed out of his driveway and I struck him. I heard him admit to the Police that the accident was his fault. My problem is that I was driving my separated wife's car. The car did not run and I had recently fixed it. She had a valid insurance card, but I have since discovered that she had let the insurance lapse because the car was inoperable. I was seriously injured in the accident and required major surgery to my right lung from hitting the steering wheel. My question is whether the other driver is still responsible for my injuries under law?, And am I responsible for no insurance even if there was a valid insurance card in the vehicle.
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#2 2008-04-17 16:08:07
felix

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Ups, I think You have real problem:/
in my opinion it doesn't metter that you have or do not have insurance on your car if you haven't been responsible for car accident. You still can get compenastion.
But im not sure, better contact with personal injury solicitors.

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#3 2008-07-11 21:48:13
Solicitor Andrew

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It should be the case that compensation would still be payable regardless of your insurance status.

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#4 2012-09-20 11:02:35
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In short, YES, you can still claim.  I recently worked on a claim for a young Motorcyclist who was knocked from his motorbike by a woman who simply pulled out without looking.

The Motorcyclist then discovered that his insurance had lapsed by a few days (as he had failed to renew it in error).  We were still able to pursue the claim and he was compensated.

The lack of insurance is a Police matter and should not impinge on one's legal right to pursue compensation for injuries caused through no fault of their own.

No Win No Fee Personal Injury Claim Specialists
www.direct2solicitorsltd.co.uk

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#5 2016-03-17 11:54:58
ClaySerenbetz

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In my opinion it doesn't metter that you have or do not have insurance on your car if you haven't been responsible for car accident. You still can get compenastion.

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#6 2017-08-30 08:54:14
shireslaw

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No this will not affect in getting compensation. As the other party has admitted his fault so he is liable to pay you. We as an experienced personal injury solicitor has faced many accident clients without insurance too. But they have managed to get Compensated. Alike them you are also eligible for the compensation claim.

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