When you are a victim of a hit and run, you may feel confused, angry, and hurt that someone would do this to you. You may be wondering what to do in hit and run accidents. It can be incredibly unnerving to be left at the scene of an accident. There are some things that you can do to give a better chance of the perpetrator being caught. Below are a few simple steps you can follow after you have been hit and the negligent driver has ran.
Remain Calm and Gather Information
It can be really easy to panic after a car accident, especially if you are left alone afterwards. Take a deep breath and assess your physical injuries. Try to look at who hit you, their vehicle make, model, color, license plate number, bumper stickers, physical description of the driver, any other information that you could use to identify the vehicle. Record this information on paper or on your cell phone
Call the Police
Call the police and give them any information that you were able to get. Explain what happened in detail so it can be put in the police report. Obtain a copy of the police report afterwards.
Seek Medical Attention
Even if you think your injuries are minor, it is best to get checked out by a medical professional. There may be injuries that will not come to surface until later and it may be harder to link them to the accident.
Call a Personal Injury Attorney
As soon as you are able, call an experienced personal injury attorney who understands the intricacies of hit-and-run accidents. They will sit down with you and talk to you about your case, answer any questions you may have, and guide you through the claims process.
Now you know what to do in hit and run type situation! If you have sustained an injury due to a hit-and-run accident, call Todd R. Durham today at (817) 870-0007. We would be happy to assist you with your case.