Common Hit and Run Accident Scenarios:
- Your parked car was hit by another car
- You were driving and were hit by another car
- You are a pedestrian hit by a car
In any of the above examples, a hit and run accident occurs when the driver responsible for the damage leaves the scene without providing any contact information. This behavior is infuriating if you find that your parked car was damaged. But the situation becomes even more dire when a person is injured or killed in the hit and run accident.
How can you find the offender and hold them accountable for your property damage and injuries? Here are some steps to take after you’ve become the victim of a hit and run accident:
If you were present for the accident, take note of the offender’s car make and model and license plate number. Also, find witnesses and ask for their contact information as well. If the witnesses leave before the police arrive, you’ll have a way for the officer to contact the witness.
Call the Police
Filing a police report will help support your claim. Give the police as much information as you can about the car and driver who hit you.
Document the Scene
Even if the police are taking photos and writing down details of the hit and run, you should too. Note the time and place of the accident, and take photos of your car, the scene, and any injuries you suffered.
Contact an Attorney
Even if you don’t know the identity of the person who hit your car, an attorney will be useful in assisting you while you navigate the insurance claim process. This is especially true if you feel as if your insurance provider is not working in your best interests. Contact The May Firm today if you’ve been involved in a hit and run accident. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation. Call now at 1-844-MAYFIRM.