Hit and Run Accidents

Hit and Run Accidents

A hit and run accident is when the driver of a vehicle involved in an accident fails to stop, render aid, or provide their information as required by law. You will also hear this referred to as “leaving the scene of the accident.”

What do I do if I’ve been involved in a hit and run accident?

Get to safety: First and foremost, make sure you and any other individuals involved in the accident are in a safe place.

Do not pursue the fleeing vehicle: It may be tempting to follow the person that hit you but it is not advisable, especially if you or someone else involved in the accident is injured. Also, following them may compromise the scene of the accident and cause you to miss an opportunity to obtain valuable information from witnesses.

Seek medical attention: Call 911 immediately if someone has been injured. If you do not feel like you are injured it is still a good idea to see your doctor. Remember, not all injuries are immediately visible. Obtain copies of all documents you receive from treating medical personnel, and follow up with any instructions you are given.

Call the police: If no one is injured and 911 has not been called, contact the police. It is important there is an official accident report and that you obtain a copy.

Speak with any witnesses: Speak with any witnesses and obtain their contact information.

Speak with any witnesses: Speak with any witnesses and obtain their contact information.

Obtain photographs: Take photographs of any injuries received and vehicles involved in the accident. Also take pictures of anything else you feel may be helpful in finding the hit and run driver and/or proving fault.

Write down driver information: Write down anything you can remember about the hit and run, such as:

  • Make, model, and color of the vehicle
  • License plate number
  • Description of damage to the fleeing motor vehicle
  • Description of the person driving the motor vehicle

How do I recover for damages I incurred due to a hit and run accident?

In a hit and run accident there is no at-fault driver’s insurance for the injured party to pursue for recovery of damages and medical costs. In a case like this, the injured party will need to review their own automobile insurance policy to determine if they have coverage for this situation. If you have questions about your automobile insurance policy, Flo can help you determine what you are entitled to under the terms of your policy.

Contact Flo For Help With Your Hit & Run Accident

Flo is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to address any questions and concerns you may have about your hit and run accident. As a sole practitioner, Flo is able to give your case the attention it deserves. Call or text Flo today at 877-356-4529.





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