When you are hit by a driver who then does not stop to exchange information about the accident, you've been involved in a "hit and run."
Unfortunately, victims often have difficulty getting compensation for hit-and-run injuries or property damage because sometimes the person to blame has already left the scene. Drivers may not stop because they don't have auto insurance, a driver's license, or they may have an outstanding warrant for their arrest. However, there is no good reason to not stop after being in an accident. Hit-and-run accidents are considered criminal.
If you are the victim of a hit-and-run accident:
- Do not try to follow the driver. He or she may be dangerous and should not be confronted without the authorities.
- Call 911 and report the event. Provide as many details as possible, including anything you can remember from the vehicle, such as license plate number.
- Talk to witnesses and collect their contact information.
- Take photographs of your car and scene of the accident.
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