Miss X* approached Farleys Solicitors’ personal injury team about the possibility of making a claim after being involved in a road traffic accident.


Miss X was driving when a vehicle came speeding around a corner and crashed into her vehicle. The impact was of such velocity that her airbags were deployed. She sustained soft tissue injuries. The vehicle didn’t stop but Miss X managed to obtain the registration number of the offending vehicle.

How Farleys Were Able to Help

Miss X instructed Laura Murphy, personal injury solicitor at Farleys, to act on her behalf in a claim for damages.

After identifying the purported third-party insurers, it soon became apparent that the vehicle that the defendant was driving was stolen and in the process of a theft at the time. Laura therefore redirected Miss X’s claim to the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) and it was dealt with by their “Untraced Drivers Agreement”. The MIB were able to take a witness statement from Miss X and were able to instruct medical experts to examine her, as is the normal course of the MIB untraced cases.

A settlement of £6,200 in full and final settlement of the claim was agreed which included Miss X’s loss of earnings and policy excess.

Laura commented,

We were delighted to achieve this result in the circumstances, given the fact that the defendant vehicle had been stolen. This case serves as a great reminder that, even when the circumstances surrounding an accident are complicated by factors such as a lack of insurance, it is always worth getting in touch with a solicitor to see if you can pursue a claim to recover the costs you’ve incurred.

Contact a Specialist in Road Traffic Accident Claims

Here at Farleys, we have a team of experienced road traffic accident claims solicitors with all of the necessary knowledge and expertise to pursue your claim and secure maximum damages. For a free, no obligation assessment of your claim, please call 0845 287 0939, get in touch by email, or use the online chat below.

*Client name anonymised to protect privacy.