If you are a victim of a hit-and-run there are a few things that you need to know about what you should do after you have been hit. You do not want to be the person that gets hit and gets no help afterward. That will do you no good and leave you with no claim. Following these few steps on what to do will help you get the best outcome that you deserve.
Go to the Hospital After a Car Accident
If you are in a hit and run you need to call 911 and get police and paramedics there right away. If you don’t feel like you need medical attention at that moment, you should make an appointment to go to the doctor to make sure everything is okay. This will also help get you the treatment and medical records that you need to have so that they can be connected to your hit-and-run accident.
Gather Information & Evidence
The best thing to help your case is to gather all the information that you can. Take pictures at the scene of the hit-and-run and as soon as you can, write down everything that you can remember about it. This includes the car color and the type of car, what they may have looked like, where it happened, when it happened, and the license plate number. Anything you can remember can be helpful. If there were any witnesses at the scene gather their information so that you can also get their reports.
Get a Copy of the Police Report
It is always important that you contact the police if you have been in a hit-and-run. When you have contacted the police and they show up they will start an official report of the crash. This has details about the accident, they will get information from other people at the scene and most of the time there’s a professional investigation officer there. You should get this report from the police so that you also have it for your claim. If you do not call the police then you should file a crash report yourself.
Keep Injury Reports & Other Documents
It is important that you keep the police report, the information that you gathered, and all the medical records that you have received together. This will help you in your case. You should also keep track of financial loss, medical bills, travel receipts, and invoices. This will help you get compensation for any lost wages, vehicle damage, and medical expenses.
Talk to the Lawyer Before Insurance Companies
It is important to talk to a lawyer before the insurance company. Insurance companies are great at trying to deny a claim. When you have a lawyer they can do the talking for you and help you get what you deserve. If you do not have a lawyer before you have to talk to the insurance company, be brief, to the point, and be honest. Don’t guess on anything.
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If this has happened to you and you have been involved in a hit-and-run don’t wait any longer. Give Kajioka & Associates Attorneys At Law a call to help you get the right lawyer for the job to help you get what you deserve.