Motor Insurers` Bureau (MIB) handles driver claims involved in accidents involving uninsured or unsurbted drivers. The MIB and the Secretary of State for Transport initially signed a draft agreement on drivers 2017 on 10 January 2017; However, this agreement was revoked and replaced by the current version of 28 February 2017 before it was even effective. Oliver and Co has extensive experience in managing the untroved requirements of drivers. We are assault lawyers and have been claiming significant damages for clients for many years. In accordance with the 2015 amendment, it was defined that “significant personal injury” (to claim property damage in uncovered vehicles) required four or more days of consecutive hospital treatment within 30 days of the accident. The 2017 agreement significantly lowers the threshold for “significant personal injury” to two or more nights of hospital care or three or more outpatient care sessions in the hospital. The new agreement will make it much easier for claimants to claim compensation, removing many of the complex and procedural barriers. However, some of these amendments remove the necessary control mechanisms that the MIB relies on to filter and defend false or fraudulent allegations. The arbitrator may also order the applicant to pay the MIB`s arbitration costs in cases where he finds that the appeal or grounds for the dispute have been frivolous; Boring; Moreover, it is not deserved or is related to fraud or inviolability in principle.
The agreement also allows the arbitrator to order that any amount to be paid to the MIB in this regard may be deducted from any amount remaining to be paid to the plaintiff or from an amount to be paid with respect to court costs. The 2003 agreement required the plaintiffs (now referred to as “plaintiffs”) to the police within five or fourteen days, depending on whether it was property damage or injury. In addition, the applicants had to provide evidence by indicating a police reference number. Although in practice this requirement was often removed by the MIB, any non-compliance was technically sufficient to reject the MIB and/or an arbitrator to reject a claim.