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Handling a Hit-and-Run Accident

A woman was critically injured when a vehicle struck her early in the morning on September 14. The victim, 26, was crossing at the intersection of Manhattan Avenue and Meeker Avenue in Williamsburg when a four-door sedan making a left turn struck her. She is in critical condition and police are looking for the driver of the vehicle.

The aftermath of a hit-and-run accident can be extremely stressful due to the element of uncertainty that accompanies them and the pressure to gather necessary information without the cooperation of the driver who hit you. Whether you were on foot or in your vehicle, or even if your car was parked and you weren’t around, it’s important to make note of any details available to you, as the more information you have increases the odds of the driver being apprehended and that you’ll eventually receive just compensation.

Gathering useful information immediately following an accident can be a challenge when the driver is speeding away, but being able to identify the make and model of the vehicle and its license plate number is some of the best information you can get. If there are witnesses, be sure to get their contact information, as well as any details they may have noticed about the vehicle, the driver or the circumstances of the crash. Take pictures of the scene, make note of the time and document, in pictures and in writing, any damage to your vehicle and any injuries you’ve suffered. Always seek medical attention as soon as possible following any accident.

If you have been injured in a hit-and-run accident, particularly as a pedestrian, you may be eligible for compensation and should seek the counsel of an experienced attorney. Work with the respected auto accident attorneys at Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP for the guidance and advice you need. Our office is located in Long Island and we work with clients in Nassau County, Suffolk County, and across New York.

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