Have you suffered an injury or property damage due to the negligence of another driver? You might consider holding them accountable by contacting a law firm. After being a victim of a hit-and-run accident, many might not know what to do.
Keep reading for a quick breakdown of five things to do after a hit-and-run accident.
A Breakdown of the Five Things To Do After A Hit-And-Run Accident
Were you a victim of a hit-and-run accident? Here are the five things to do.
1. Call 911
If you were the victim of a hit-and-run accident, it is important to call the police right away. A police report will help if you need medical care or documentation you need that will benefit your case or medical needs down the road.
2. Take Care of Yourself
No matter how badly your property is damaged, your health must always come first. It is always better to be safe than sorry. If you are in need of emergency assistance or are severely injured, call 911 right away if you are able.
It is important to note that if your injuries are not severe, you have 14 days to seek medical care after an accident in pursuing to keep your full no-fault benefits.
3. Move Your Car
It is important to immediately move your car to a safer location if at all possible. the only thing worse than being involved in a hit-and-run is putting yourself in more jeopardy for further damage or injury.
4. Gain Evidence
It is always a good idea to gain as many pictures as possible of the incident. In the event that you are not seriously injured, providing pictures will help your insurance or attorney in gathering information for your claim. The more pictures you have, the better. Take pictures of the hit-and-run accident, your injuries, the location of the accident, and the negligent parties’ license plate if possible. Even a short video of up to 15 seconds could greatly impact your case.
Talk with your attorney to figure out what’s your best option with the evidence you gather.
5. Get Statements
Obtain as many conversations as possible with key eyewitnesses. If possible, get their names, phone numbers, and immediate contact information. You may need to utilize this information in the event that the negligent party attempts to deny fault to your damages.
Hit-and-run accidents can happen in many scenarios which include, parking lot accidents, fatal car accidents, distracted driver accidents, and more.
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