Uninsured Drivers and Hit-and-Run Accidents

Helping You Enforce Your Rights Under The Law

If you've been injured in a car accident and the driver who hit you doesn't have insurance, you can still sue for damages. If you have insurance on your own vehicle, or if you are a dependent and someone in your household has insurance, you can seek recovery for your damages under the Section D part of that automobile insurance policy. If not, you can still seek recovery from an organization called the Facility Association. The moral of the story: if you've been injured at the fault of an uninsured driver, we can help you seek compensation for your injuries.

Car accidents are often unpredictable, and the other people involved in the collision may not always act responsibly. Maybe you suffered an injury when a driver hit you, as a pedestrian or motorist, and left the scene of the accident. Or perhaps the at-fault driver did not have insurance. In such cases, you can still get access to the compensation you need to finance your recovery from the injury with the help of our lawyers across Atlantic Canada.

The car accident lawyers at MacGillivray Injury and Insurance Law work until we have exhausted all possible resources for compensation on your behalf. We have been advocates for the injured since 1994, and we know how the system works. If you have questions about your claim, we can help.

Tracking Down Benefits To Support Your Recovery

Severe and catastrophic injuries can result from car accidents. That's why no injured person should be left high and dry because he or she was hit by someone without insurance coverage. Your access to benefits in the case of hit-and-run or uninsured driver accident claims can come from many sources, including:

  • Your own insurance,

  • Your spouse's insurance,

  • Your parents' insurance (if you reside with and are dependent on them),

  • Your employer's insurance (if your employer provides regular use of a vehicle),

  • Your spouse's employer's insurance (if that employer provides regular use of a vehicle),

  • The insurance for the negligent or at-fault driver that caused the accident

The best way for us to assess your rights to insurance is for us to give you a free case review. We offer our services on a no-cost, no-obligation basis: even after we take your case, you owe us nothing until we secure you compensation for your accident claim. You risk nothing by meeting with us to learn about your legal options.


Don't fight the battle alone. Send us a message or call 1-888-434-0398 today to set up a free consultation. We represent clients across Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador, and beyond. If you’ve been injured, find out how we can help.