We are celebratring a stunning success of acting for a rider who suffered serious injuries when thrown from a motorcycle.
The injuries will give lifelong problems but working life will not be particularly affected. The main thrust of the case however was the involvement of the Motor Insurer’s Bureau and how they tried to defeat the claim at all times.
The Motor Insurer’s Bureau (MIB) is an organisation that is funded by all the motor insurers to fund compensation for any victim of an uninsured or untraced driver.
The agreement has changed many times and contains exclusion clauses and other “get outs”. These are often used by the MIB to avoid making a payment when otherwise it would seem they should.
This is what happened here as they alleged that our pillion rider should have known the rider had no insurance. This seemingly simple point involved a long, expensive and very technical legal battle. If we had lost then our client would have received no compensation for these horrific injuries, but we successfully argued the case.
We are delighted and would urge anyone who is facing a battle with the MIB to get good advice on how to fight back.