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.

Call us today at 816-842-7100 to speak with an attorney who will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Or you can click here to email us to set up your free consultation.

Jason C. Amerine
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President and Owner, Castle Law Office of Kansas City