Can you claim for a car accident that was not your fault?
If you have received an injury, such as whiplash, after being involved in a car accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim compensation. To qualify for compensation, you will need to prove that the driver of the other vehicle, (or vehicle, if you are an injured pedestrian or cyclist), was negligent. For example, they may have been using their mobile phone when driving, not driving in accordance with the weather or conditions at the time of the accident or they may have been travelling too close to you and rear-shunted your vehicle.
Even if your accident was caused by an uninsured driver or the driver cannot be traced, you could still make a claim via the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB).