A hit and run can be devastating to experience. You might not know what to do, especially because a big aspect of a car crash requires you to collect information. What do you do when the other driver responsible for the crash drives away? Here are four steps to consider so that you can protect your rights moving forward.
Get Whatever Information Possible
Of course, you can’t get the other driver’s contact and insurance information if they leave. However, you might try to get the driver’s license plate number. Take photos of the other vehicle if you can, or get a clear description of the vehicle and/or driver.
Report the Crash to Law Enforcement
Calling the police helps in numerous ways. You can report the hit-and-run accident. You can also get medical care at the accident scene by letting police know you suffered injuries. A police report can significantly help your claim with insurance companies.
Document Your Own Damage
You should be sure to document the damage you sustained, including your vehicle damage and visible injuries. If there are witnesses who can provide details about the hit and run, the other vehicle, and more, get their statement and contact information.
Hire a Lawyer to File Your Claim
Working with a lawyer can help you file a claim to the highest strength possible. Your lawyer can use the evidence you have gathered to prove that the other driver was at fault, and you deserve to seek compensation for your damages.
Our Jackson car accident lawyers go above and beyond for you. We care about protecting your rights through tenacious representation. When you put your trust in 'Maggio | Thompson, LLP, you can feel peace of mind knowing that we will do everything we can to safeguard your claim throughout the entire process.