Assistance After A Hit-And-Run Accident
What Is A Hit-And-Run Accident?
A hit-and-run accident is defined as any collision after which the negligent party intentionally leaves the scene. These cases are unique because unless the victim is able to identify the responsible party, it is nearly impossible to make a claim with an insurance company. However, there are avenues of recovery that can be used when injuries are severe.
What Should I Do If I Have Been In A Hit-And-Run Accident?
- Call the police immediately.
- Take photos or notes of the make and model of the other car and write down the license plate if you are able.
- Give the police a physical description of the other driver, with as much detail as possible.
- Notify your own insurance company of the incident.
If the person responsible for a hit-and-run remains unidentified, you may be able to turn to your insurance company for compensation.
Damages For Hit-And-Run Accidents
If the person responsible for a hit-and-run remains unidentified, you may be able to turn to your insurance company for compensation. If you have opted for uninsured drivers insurance on your policy, you should be covered in a hit-and-run. The damages often include:
- Lost wages
- Costs of medical care
- Costs of physical therapy or rehabilitation
- Costs for repair or replace damaged property
- Pain and suffering
Because so many people suffer severe injuries in car accidents, reimbursement is often desperately needed. Broken bones, spinal cord injuries, burns and abrasions, and traumatic head injuries can leave victims with considerable medical fees.