What Should I do after a Hit and Run?

Hit-and-run accidents happen every day — resulting in all kinds of repercussions. That’s why it’s a good idea to prepare to be a hit-and-run victim so you’re not caught off guard and unsure of what to do if it happens.

Call for help

No matter what frustration you might be feeling, do not chase the car that hit you. This will put you both in an even more dangerous position. Remain at the accident scene and call for help.

Take notes on the other driver and car

Immediately grab your phone or a piece of paper and jot down everything you remember about the car. What kind of car was it? What color? Did you see the direction that he headed? Describe everything you can so you can present it to the responding officer.  Take photos with your cell phone.

Gather witnesses

Hopefully, someone stopped to see that you were ok and not injured. If there is someone standing around that witnessed the event, request his contact information while you’re still on the scene. Witnesses will be helpful for the police report and for your insurance company later on.

Get in touch with your insurance company

hit and run can lead to injuries and vehicle damage.  So work out compensation with your insurance company. This is where you will need to refer to your police report and witnesses to help prove that you were not at fault.

Request an attorney

An attorney can help you receive full compensation for the accident. Get in touch with an attorney as soon as possible to iron out the legal kinks with the other driver or your uninsured motorist coverage.

A hit-and-run is a serious event and should be properly addressed. Contact us to discuss your accident options with an attorney.