The client, a female Lithuanian citizen, was cycling home from work in the dark on a cold, wet, February evening when a silver car turned left in front of her. The car did not stop. The Gardaí were called and the client was taken by ambulance to the Mater Hospital where she was diagnosed with a fracture to her coccyx.
The driver was never traced. An application was made to the Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) as a motor claim against an uninsured or stolen vehicle or unidentified driver. The client was interviewed by accident investigators on behalf of the MIBI and her account of the accident was accepted.
The matter was assessed by the Injuries Board and the client was awarded €35,000. The client made a good recovery and accepted the assessment from the Injuries Board. The client was very happy with the outcome.
The above story is true. However, the names of the people involved and the locations have been changed to protect their privacy.