When you've been in an accident, the other driver's insurance is supposed to compensate you for your injuries and damages. However, what do you do when the other motorist flees the scene? Nagle & Associates, PA, personal injury attorneys serving the Winston-Salem, NC area, are here to explain what you should do when you're the victim of a hit-and-run accident.
When you're hit by a driver who flees, they recommend:
- Calling The Police: Your insurance company will likely want to see a police report that verifies that the damage to your vehicle was caused by someone else.
- Collecting Information: Write down anything you noticed about the other car, including the make, model, and license plate number if you remember it. If the other vehicle had any distinguishing features like bumper stickers or other damage, be sure to include that in the report.
- Talking To Witnesses: If there were any witnesses, find out what they saw, and make sure to get their contact information. Your auto accident lawyer will likely want to talk to them later.
- Calling Your Insurance Company: As soon as you can, report the accident to your insurance company. Give them all of the information you've collected and tell them that a police report has been filed.