What to Do in Case of a Hit and Run Motor Vehicle Accident
Keep calm and call the policeA hit-and-run accident occurs when a vehicle collides with another vehicle, a pedestrian or an object, and the driver of the vehicle that caused the accident drives away without stopping first. If this happens, the driver of the hit and run vehicle has just committed a crime. If you are injured, the hit and run driver may have committed a felony. If you are the victim of a hit-and-run accident, remain calm and call the police immediately. Try to obtain the license plate number, make, model and color of the vehicle that hit you. Do not try to chase the vehicle down. If there are any witnesses, get their names, addresses and phone numbers.
Get treatment if you are hurtIf you are hurt, get to the emergency room or urgent care immediately. Call an ambulance or a friend or family member to take you.
Contact an attorneyIf you were hurt, you may have an injury claim against your insurance company if you have Uninsured Motorist coverage. Contact an attorney who specializes in personal injury law to protect your rights and assist you in dealing with the insurance company.