What to Do If the At-Fault Driver Flees the Scene of Accident
Getting into an accident is no fun, especially if you are injured. If the accident was caused by the negligence of another driver, at least you are hopeful that their insurance will pay for your property damage and resulting injuries. When the at-fault driver flees the scene of the accident, it can be devastating. Most victims of hit and run accidents have a more difficult time dealing with the aftermath of the collisions because the party who caused the accident cannot be found.
However, just because the responsible motorist fled the scene does not mean you cannot be compensated for your injuries. An experienced Los Angeles hit and run accident attorney can help you get compensated for your injuries and possibly even your pain and suffering.
5 Important Steps to Take After a Hit and Run Accident
Even though the at-fault driver flees the scene of the accident, all hope may not be lost in finding him or her. To help both your attorney and the investigating police officers locate the driver, it is imperative that you take certain steps immediately after the collision, including:
1. Try to get a license plate number if possible.
2. Pull safely to the side of the road and call the police to the report the accident.
3. Obtain pertinent information for any individuals who witnessed the accident.
4. Call your insurance company and report the accident.
5. Consult with a personal injury attorney who specifically handles hit and run accidents.
6. Immediately go to a hospital, preferably by ambulance, if you are hurt.
Filing a Uninsured Motorist Claim
Despite taking all the right steps and hiring the best attorney and investigator, it may be impossible to find a hit and run driver. Even in such cases, you should still not give up hope. Depending on your own insurance policy, your Los Angeles hit and run attorney may be able to file an uninsured motorist claim.
One of the best ways to obtain compensation in a hit and run accident is to file a claim against your own auto insurance policy. You may be entitled to compensation for your bodily injuries as well as your property damage from your own insurance company. But you need an experienced personal injury attorney to do this properly for you.
Call a Los Angeles Car Accident Attorney Today!
The legal team at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas is dedicated to helping our injured car accident clients reach the best monetary settlement when they are involved in any type of accidents.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motor vehicle accident and seriously injured, our experienced Los Angeles car accident attorneys are available to personally review your case. Call us at 1-888-848-5048 to schedule a free, complimentary consultation with our legal team today.