Hit and Run Auto Accidents

When someone causes a car accident and intentionally flees the scene without providing their information, it is known as a hit and run accident. These accidents can occur between cars, between cars and property and between cars and pedestrians. If you or someone you know has been involved in a hit and run auto accident, contacting a reliable attorney immediately following your accident will be key to a solid case. Contact the law office of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY today. Our team of personal injury lawyers will offer you experienced legal representation.

When involved in a hit and run accident, the first step is to pull over and check to make sure everyone is okay. Many people believe that being involved in a hit and run accident means immediately following the opposing driver until they stop, which is not the case. Once you are hit, pullover to make sure everyone in the car is safe and then assess the damages.

With hit and run accidents, gathering as much information as possible is crucial, due to the fact that evidence in hit and runs can be hard to obtain. Important details to focus on include a description of both the vehicle and driver who fled the scene. This may be difficult, but being able to give the police the color and make of the car, as well as the license plate number and state will be extremely helpful. In addition, being able to describe the driver to the best of your ability will give the police a better chance of finding the car and driver. Keep a written record of the date, time and exact location of the accident. This will be helpful to the police as well as to your attorney. Be sure to keep track of the sequence of events while it is fresh in your mind. Though accidents tend to cause a foggy recollection, do your best to record the direction in which the car was turning or coming at you, how they hit you and the direction they fled in. Also, information from any witnesses will be key. Things like their contact information- name, address, telephone number -and a report of exactly what they saw will hold up as strong evidence. They may remember key factors of the accident that you’ve forgotten.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a hit and run accident, contact the law office of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY today. Our experienced team of personal injury lawyers will make sure that you receive the right legal advice to fight for the compensation you need and deserve. Call us today at (877) 504-5562.

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