How to Handle a Hit and Run Accident

Hit and Run Accident AttorneyNothing is scarier than being involved in a hit and run accident. You are injured, your car is damaged, and you see the other person take off, leaving you completely alone. That feeling of sheer terror alone intensifies the trauma you have just experienced. Here are a few tips on how to handle a hit and run accident so that you have a higher chance of catching the perpetrator and recover damages.

Remain Calm

The most important thing to remember is to try to remain calm. When you are calm, you can better remember what has happened and what you need to do. Take a deep breath and make sure your injuries are not severe. If they are, immediately use a phone to call for help. If you cannot find or reach a phone, yell for help.

Gather Information

If you can, record a description of the vehicle that hit you. Even a partial license plate is helpful to law enforcement. When you have a moment, write down all events that you remember about the accident.

Seek Medical Help

Even if your injuries are minor, you need to make sure to get checked by a medical professional. This gives you a record and future prognosis of your injuries. Keep all medical notes and bills in a safe location so you can provide this to your attorney.

Find an Attorney

You will want to call a few attorneys in your area that have experience in hit and run accidents and personal injury. Schedule a few consultations and bring your information and questions. A good attorney will sit down with you and listen to your case, provide legal insight, and propose how to move forward with your claim.

If you have been involved in a hit and run accident, contact Joe Knows Law online today or call (972) 562-9700 and schedule your free consultation.

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