Accidents caused by swerving cars are particularly complex since it's possible the other driver actually did not drive irresponsibly. Perhaps the driver swerved to avoid a collision, an obstacle in the road, or a pedestrian. Our office sees these cases come up fairly often.
If the other driver left the scene, there’s a strong possibility that he or she was not even aware of causing an accident.
In that case, the first thing to do is make sure there were no injuries from the accident. If there were, attend to them before you do anything else, and call for emergency medical help.
If witnesses are available, get their names and telephone numbers. They may have seen the other car cause the accident or notice details about the other driver to help your case.
From there you should proceed as you would in any other situation where a collision occurred. You should get all drivers' names (if possible), telephone numbers, and insurance information. To help you remember each step, we offer a free car accident checklist to keep in your glovebox. Make sure to take notes and photos to help describe the event as it happened.
The police should be called if there was any damage to your car or someone else's property. You should also contact your insurance agent to report the accident and get guidelines for what to do next.
Lastly, if you think another driver may have caused the car accident, a personal injury lawyer can tell you what your options are. Call us today at 816-842-7100 to speak with an attorney that will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Or you can click here to email us and schedule your free consultation.