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
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
A 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.