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Hit and Run Accidents

How do I prove that a hit and run accident was someone else’s fault if that person has left the scene of the accident?

Hit & Run Car Accident

In order to help prove the fault of the hit and run driver, make sure that you:
  • Contact the police so that a report of the accident can be filed
  • Get the names and telephone numbers of witnesses. Witnesses to the accident can provide valuable information to help determine who was at fault in a hit and run crash.
  • Take photos of the damages to your car, as well as the crash scene in general, including any skid marks
  • Speak to a skilled hit and run accident lawyer as soon as possible so that evidence of the scene and of the automobile damage can be preserved as soon as possible

What should I do if I was the victim of a hit and run accident?

Hit & Run Car Accident

Remain at the scene of the crash, get medical help and gather as much information as you can. This will help the police and your car insurance company identify the other vehicle. Get the contact information of any witnesses. If the driver of the other vehicle is not found or apprehended, your uninsured motorist coverage may cover the damage in a hit and run.

What happens if a hit and run driver is never identified or apprehended?

Hit & Run Car Accident

In cases like these, an attorney will know when to give up on waiting and help you file a claim with your own insurance company to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. The type of insurance you have is important. If you have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, it may cover the damage you may have suffered in a hit and run accident.