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If you are a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle, you are entitled to TAC compensation. This is even the case if it is a ‘hit and run’ incident and the vehicle is not identified. It is important to note however, when an unidentified vehicle strikes a pedestrian and causes an injury, the TAC may initially reject the claim on the basis that it cannot be proven that the injuries were caused by the driving of a vehicle. This makes it especially important for the injured person to immediately document the circumstances of the incident, obtain the contact details of any witnesses, notify Police, and to see a doctor about the injuries suffered.
Alternatively, the TAC may accept the ‘no fault’ claim but refuse to pay common law damages, arguing that it cannot be proven that the accident was caused by the fault of another party. It can be extremely difficult to fight such decisions on your own, particularly if you have suffered a head injury and have little memory of the accident.
It is important to contact us early to allow our experienced team to thoroughly investigate the circumstances and fight any decisions made by the TAC which might be against your interests.