No matter what, any type of motor vehicle wreck is frightening, stressful and life-changing. However, if you've experienced a hit and run, those feelings might be intensified. You might be left wondering, "Did I do the right things? Did I get all the proper information? How will this affect me?"
As with any car wreck, it's crucial to get to a safe location and stay by the scene of the wreck. However, if the other driver flees the scene, here are the best practices to help you gather the most information you can about the incident.
Obtain as much information as you can about the wreck, the other driver and their vehicle.
- License plate number
- Color of car and any distinguishing features
- Make, model and year of vehicle
- The damage left on the other vehicle
- Take photos of the damage on your vehicle and the location of the wreck
- Direction the driver went
- Description of the driver
- Ask other witnesses for their testimony of the wreck
Get to a safe location and stay at the scene.
No matter how upset you are, remain calm and move to a safe location, out of the danger of traffic. Staying on the scene of a wreck is not only helpful in your case, it's also the law. Instead of chasing after the driver, stay where you are and alert the police immediately.
Call the police and your insurance company.
Don't wait to call and report the wreck to the police, especially when the driver has fled the scene. Provide the police with all the information you gathered and anything else they might need. Let the police do their job and find the other driver while you stay put and call your insurance company.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
At Friedman Law, we advocate for our clients to get the compensation they deserve. If someone has left you with a hit and run wreck, the last hassle you want to deal with is an insurance company. We will help negotiate with insurance companies to get the full amount you deserve to be paid for the accident and if that fails, we can help file a lawsuit and bring your case to trial. This can be a very confusing process but at Friedman Law Offices, we're experienced in these situations and can help guide you through these difficult times.
If you are ever involved in a hit and run, contact Friedman Law Offices, P.C. L.L.O. Our personal injury attorneys advocate for clients throughout the state of Nebraska. You can contact us at 866-458-5468, or toll free 888-419-6876, for an immediate evaluation of your case. There is no cost for an initial consultation.