Being involved in a car accident is bad enough, but what if you do not even know who the at-fault party was? A hit-and-run car accident can be exceptionally difficult to deal with as a victim, and it can feel almost impossible to pursue your case on your own. Luckily, with these tips from the expert car accident attorneys at Bruce Robinson & Associates, dealing with a hit-and-run accident can be significantly less overwhelming. Read on to find out more.
A hit-and-run car accident is an accident wherein either party (at-fault or not) leaves the scene of the accident before taking the proper steps to ensure insurance information is exchanged and a police report is filed. If your car is struck while parked or in motion and the at-fault driver leaves without leaving a note, this leaves you with only limited options. Everything that you can do to help establish your claim, however, you should do, including…
…getting any information about the car you can. If you can identify a make, model, or license plate number based on your own observations or those of a witness, this will help your case significantly. Even noting the color and size of the car that struck you could be a potentially helpful detail.
…getting any information about the driver you can. If you or any other witnesses were able to get a good look at the driver of the car that struck you, this too can improve your chances of filing a successful claim.
…establishing contact with witnesses. If anyone else was present at the scene of your accident, ask them for their contact information in case their testimony becomes necessary to have at a later time.
…recording everything you can at the scene. Before you yourself leave the scene of the accident, be sure to take note of the time and location of your hit-and-run car accident and take photos of the scene and close-ups of the damage done to your vehicle. (more…)