What To Do In A Hit And Run
Let’s face it. Whether you were involved in a hit and run or you know someone who has been, it’s a confusing and frustrating situation. Who hit me? Am I hurt? What’s next? Well, do not despair because 411-Pain has you covered with the next steps to take.
Steps on how to handle a hit and run accident:
- Contact the Police:
Contacting the police is the first step to take when handling any accident report. It is your legal duty to report the accident if personal or property damages are over your states set amount.
- Contact 411-Pain:
Call Path at 1-800-411-PAIN. 411-Pain knows it’s never easy going through a hit and run, and they have you covered. Find out what they can do for you.
- Do not refuse medical attention:
Sometimes victims experience a rush of adrenaline which prevents them from acknowledging their injuries until a later time. It is best to seek medical attention at the scene of the accident to prevent injuries from going unnoticed. Proving a link between the accident and your medical claims are necessary to recover medical expenses with your accident injury claim.
- Write down as much information as possible.
Document the accident scene by jotting down the color of the vehicle, it’s make, model, tag information, and bumper stickers while your memory is fresh. It is also recommended to take photos of your car and the accident scene from many different angles.
- Check with your insurance.
Most states require uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage within your policy. Until you identify the driver, this is how your claim is going to be processed. If identified, then the claim will be done under the individual’s car insurance coverage.