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Big issue with the number of deliberately uninsured drivers on the road

Motorists are being urged by insurance companies to check their insurance is still valid. Every 20 minutes someone in the Ireland is hit by an uninsured or hit and run driver and tragically at least one person a day suffers an injury so severe that they require lifelong care.

During January Gardai executed Op Drive Insured across Ireland in an urgent bid to stop dangerous uninsured motorists and protect road users by checking drivers were insured.  Work still needs to continue to drive down the numbers of uninsured drivers on our roads. 

Whilst most uninsured drivers knowingly do so, there are unfortunately occasions when people may unwittingly be driving without the correct cover or even may have changed banks and forgotten to update banking records, therefore it is important to check you are covered. It is easy to check as to whether your car is insured by checking the Motor Insurance Database. All you need to do is enter your registration details and it should reveal immediately if the vehicle is insured. 

Many people may think that if they suffer injury after being hit by an uninsured driver that they have no right to seek compensation. 

At PersonalinjuriessolicitorsDublin, we see how people’s lives have be devastated by road traffic accidents through no fault of their own. If you have been injured by an uninsured driver, it is still possible to claim.  Although there are a number of requirements to be met to be eligible, we have years of experience to help you seek compensation and obtain urgent assistance with rehabilitation. 

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, please contact our specialist team who can help you bring a claim and advise you. Call us today on 087 2905001 or fill out a contact form and one of the team will contact you at a time that suits.

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