How to Handle a Hit and Run Accident

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Being in any auto accident is rough but additional confusion and stress can occur if you are the victim of a hit-and-run accident. It is important that you take proper measures to be sure the person who hit you does not get away with their actions. Here are some helpful tips:

Do Not Leave the Scene or Go After the Driver

You may feel angry after a driver has hit you, but it is important that you do not chase after the driver for a few reasons. First of all, you have an obligation, legally to remain at the scene. Second, chasing after a driver of a hit-and-run accident will likely cause more chaos and danger than staying put. Be safe and be patient.

Contact the Police After a Hit and Run Accident

Call the police as soon as possible. Stay where you are and wait for the police to arrive at the scene of the crime.

Take Notice of Details

As mentioned, you may be angry or in shock after a hit-and-run accident has taken place, but try your best to remain calm and focused. You will want to become very aware of your surroundings. Learn as much as possible about the other driver such as their car make and model, as well as its color and any other features. If you are able to view the license plate, take note of it and write it down as soon as possible. It may be difficult to get a decent look at the other driver, but take note of any of their important features too. You will want to give this information to the police and to an attorney.

Contact an Attorney

Insurance companies may not give you the compensation you deserve even if you are the victim. An experienced car accident lawyer can help you gain proper compensation and will fight for you so you don’t have to worry about dealing with an insurance adjuster on your own.

If you’ve recently been involved in a hit-and-run accident, call 844.HUNTER.LAW today.