Car Accidents Involving Unidentified or Untraced Drivers

If you have been injured in an accident, where the other driver has failed to stop or refused to identify himself, you are entitled to bring an action against the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI).


Such accidents come under the remit of the MIBI which was set up to ensure that victims of such accidents are fairly compensated for their injuries.

It is however essential that you immediately report the accident to the Gardai, so that everything possible can be done to try and identify the other driver.

Hanahoe and Hanahoe Solicitors advise clients from all over the country on road traffic accidents involving unidentified or untraced drivers. We have offices in both Naas and Dublin:

From our Naas office we advise clients on road traffic accidents from Naas, Newbridge, Clane, Maynooth, Leixlip and the wider Kildare area.
Contact us: Tel: 045 897784 or at


From our Dublin office on Upper Pembroke Street 28-32 Dublin 2 where we advise clients on road traffic accidents from throughout Dublin, Tallaght, Lucan, Blanchardstown and Wicklow.
Contact us: Tel: 01 5255637 or at

We also offer phone and online consultations. Accommodations can be made for clients who live outside of the Kildare and Dublin area who are not in a position to attend one of our offices for an appointment.


If you have been injured in an accident where the party at fault is uninsured, we advise that you do the followings:


1. If you or any other party has suffered serious injuries, you should immediately call for an ambulance. Even if you do not believe that you have been seriously injured or not, you should get yourself checked out by your doctor.
2. You should immediately report the accident to the GardaĆ­
3. You should take the other parties contact details and car registration number
4. You should take the contact details of any witnesses
5. You should notify your insurance company of the accident.
6. If you have sustained personal injuries in the accident and you want advice, you should consult with a solicitor who specialises in personal injury law.


What information should I bring to my consultation?


Firstly, if you do not have any of the following information, do not be concerned as we will generally be able to source it ourselves.
However, if possible you should bring the following:

1. Details of the date of the accident.
2. Contact details of any witnesses.
3. Contact details of your doctor.
4. If the GardaĆ­ attended at the scene, the contact details of the investigating Garda.


For further information please contact Hanahoe and Hanahoe solicitors on (045) 897784 / (01) 5255637 or at

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