Injured in a Hit and Run? Here’s What to Do
Hit and run accidents can be devastating, whether you’re the driver, a pedestrian, a cyclist or someone otherwise using the road. Because the driver leaves the scene of the accident, it can be harder to track them down and file a claim against them.
If you’re injured in a hit and run accident, this brief overview will teach you what to do to maximize your chances of recovering compensation.
What to do after a hit and run accident
Hit and run accidents are characterized as accidents where one or more drivers leave the scene before you can get their information and make a police report. If there were no witnesses, it can be difficult to track down the driver.
To improve your chances of finding the driver and recovering compensation, call law enforcement immediately. Tell them everything you remember about the accident, including what the other car and driver looked like, which direction they were traveling, how the accident happened and what occurred afterwards. Avoid accepting blame.
Next, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if you feel fine, adrenaline may mask your injuries. Some issues don’t manifest for hours or even days after the accident.
Finally, call a skilled personal injury attorney for further assistance. An attorney can help you gather evidence, like surveillance video, eyewitness testimony and accident reconstructions. They’ll also work with law enforcement to get your police report and case status. Once the driver has been identified, your attorney will guide you through the claims process and help you recover compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and more.
Reach out to the seasoned personal injury attorneys at Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP today for a consultation.