What if I don’t know the registration number of the car which caused the accident?

If you are unable to identify the registration number of the vehicle which caused the accident or if the vehicle was not registered you can make a claim against the Nominal Defendant.

You must have tried everything possible to find out the registration number of the vehicle including speaking the police, talking to witnesses or by putting an advertisement in the newspaper, or flyers in local letter boxes. You must do what you can to find out if anyone is able to identify and provide you with the registration number of the vehicle.

If you have been unable to identify the vehicle which caused the accident then you can lodge a claim form with the Nominal Defendant who will pay compensation under the Motor Accidents Act.