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Can I Still File A Claim if The Driver Isn’t Insured?

Did you know that you can file a claim if you are a victim of a motor vehicle accident where the person at fault is not insured or has fled the scene? Certain provinces in Canada give victims the legal right to sue for their injuries, even if the person at fault is uninsured or unidentified. Read on to learn more about Alberta’s Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Program and how it helps victims to legally file a claim against an uninsured or unidentified driver. 


Who Do I Sue?

All victims of motor vehicle accidents should receive compensation from the person at fault, but what do you do if the person at fault does not have insurance or leaves the scene? In 1947 the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Program (MVAC) was created in Alberta by the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Act to protect the victims of motor vehicle accidents against uninsured and unidentified motorists for their personal injuries and damages. So if you or your loved one is a victim of a car accident where the person at fault is uninsured or flees the scene of the accident, you can still sue for the compensation you deserve. Even though MVAC was created to allow victims to claim damages for their injuries, it does have limitations and specific qualifications that should be met.  


Do I Qualify? 

Filing a claim through the MVAC program is not a simple task. In order to qualify for the MVAC program, your accident must fall under certain requirements, some of which are:

  • The accident must have been the result of the person at fault.
  • Your injuries are a direct result of a motor vehicle accident that happened in Alberta.
  • The person at fault must be uninsured at the time of the accident.


Since no two accidents are alike, the process of filing a claim through the MVAC program changes according to the circumstances. There are many things you should know about personal injury law in order to determine who you should sue and whether it’s the best course of action for you. 


How Do I Start? 

Making a claim through the MVAC program and trying to secure compensation requires extensive knowledge and experience with personal injury law. With over 250 years of combined experience in personal injury law, James H. Brown and Associates are very well versed in Alberta’s legalities of motor vehicle accidents. Our team of experts is dedicated to helping you submit your claim and will not give up until you have received the compensation you deserve. 


Although filing a personal injury claim against an uninsured or unidentified person can be a complicated process, our lawyers have a proven record of success in attaining justice for victims of motor vehicle accidents. From investigating the scene of the accident to contacting witnesses, our team will offer you a range of services to help you and your family build a strong case and advocate for your legal rights to attain justice. 


Contact James H.Brown and Associates

Book a free injury claim evaluation with one of our lawyers today to start your claim and receive the compensation you and your family deserve. 

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