What to do if you are injured in a hit and run accident
Published on June 30, 2021
Orlando personal injury attorney Recksiedler explains what to do if you are injured in a car crash where the other vehicle leaves the scene of the accident. This is known as a hit and run accident. The information collected would help locate the owner or driver of the hit and run vehicle. Attorney Recksiedler also explain how to protect yourself and your family in an event of such accidents.
Involved in a Hit and Run Accident?
If you're in the unfortunate situation of being involved in a car accident where the other vehicle leaves the scene of the crash, known as a hit and run, the first thing you should do if you're feeling pain or feel that there's an emergency is to contact 9-1-1.
You also need to contact the police agency to make certain that you get a documented report of the hit and run crash. If you're able to do it safely, take a photograph of the license plate of the vehicle that struck you and get a full description of that vehicle. You should also get a description of the accident itself. Unfortunately, many times the vehicle does leave the scene, serious injuries do happen and there's no documentation of the other vehicle to be able to find or locate the owner or driver of that caused hit and run. Our personal injury attorneys recommend that you have uninsured motorist protection, because that is the insurance that you will have to have in order to protect yourself and your family and get the compensation you deserve in the event that you are hit by a hit and run vehicle and suffer injuries. if you have any further questions never hesitate to call us at (321) 999-1111 for a free evaluation of your case.