3 Steps to Take Immediately Following a Hit and Run Accident

Have you recently been injured in a hit and run accident? While all motor vehicle accidents are devastating emotionally and physically, hit and runs can be the worst. Without another driver to hold accountable for damages to your car and injuries to you and other passengers, it can quickly turn into the most stressful event of your life. If you have been in a hit and run accident, it is important to work with a personal injury attorney in Boca Raton who understands the gravity of this type of claim.

What is a Hit and Run Accident?

Drivers who intentionally leave the scene of an auto accident without providing any type of contact information engage in what is known as a hit and run. Hit and run accidents can be divided into two separate categories: one where a driver hits you and speeds off, and one where a driver hits your unattended parked car and fails to leave contact information.

Steps to Take Following a Hit and Run Accident

Being involved in a hit and run accident is frustrating, but it is important to remain as calm as possible and write down all the information you can. By recording every possible detail of the driver’s car, you increase the chances of the police being able to track the driver that hit you. Immediately after your hit and run accident, it is important to:

  1. Gather information: After your accident, you will want to write down every detail that you can remember about the driver and his/her car including make, model, color, and when possible, the license plate number. It is also important to note other details from the accident like the time of day, weather conditions, and location of the accident.
  2. Take pictures of the scene: You will also want to take pictures of the damages to your car, the surrounding scene, and any skid marks from the driver’s car who hit you or paint on your car that could be from the other car.
  3. Get statements from any witnesses: If there were any witnesses to the accident, whether other drivers or pedestrians, make sure to get their statements and contact information.

If you or a member of your family have been involved in a hit and run accident, you deserve legal representation from a qualified personal injury attorney. To schedule your free consultation, please call us at Glotzer Law.