Hit-and-run accidents can turn your day upside down. If it hasn't happened to you, you likely know of someone that has had to deal with this situation. They leave thousands of vehicle owners frustrated and confused every year.
Here’s what you need to know when it comes to receiving compensation from a hit-and-run accident.
After making sure that you are okay, try to collect and write down as much information as possible. It is best to do this immediately in case you forget vital details later on. Try and collect the information below:
- License plate
- Driver description
- Vehicle description
- Witnesses (drivers, pedestrians, anyone who saw the accident happen)
- Sequence of events leading up to the accident and after the accident (direction the other vehicle headed)
The shock of a hit-and-run accident can make it hard to think of the things you want to write down or collect. The most vital piece of information to have, if the at-fault driver flees, are 3rd party witnesses of the accident. Be sure to collect contact information of witness(es) as they can corroborate things such as driver/vehicle description, the sequence of events, and fault. Witnesses become especially important when you yourself fail to witness the hit-and-run, such as your vehicle being hit while in a parking lot.
In the case that the other driver isn’t found or they do not have coverage, you can file a claim with your own insurance if you have uninsured motorist coverage. Read more about uninsured motorist insurance here.
If you are injured or your vehicle is damaged in a hit-and-run, you will want to contact the team at Leon Law PLLC before contacting your auto insurance provider to make a claim. Disclosing too much information about your injuries and other aspects of the accident can be at a detriment to your case! We are experienced in all types of personal injury claims and will help you navigate your Hit-and-Run case to get you healthy and back to happy.
Contact us for a FREE consultation on your case at (480) 269-1083 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.