What Can I Do if My Car is Hit, But They Run?
Is there anything worse than being in an accident? What if the accident was a hit and run?
If you’re wondering, “what can I do if my car is hit, but they run?” read on.
What to Do After You Are Hit
If another driver strikes your car and then flees the scene, what steps can you take to ensure that you don’t become a victim? While the initial reaction of being involved in a hit and run collision is probably shock or alarm, for the sake of your insurance claim—and in hopes of catching the driver who fled—it is
If possible, try to obtain as much information as you can on the vehicle which struck you, such as the model and make of the vehicle, as well as the license plate number. If the incident occurred while you were away from your car, try to record as much relevant detail as you can, such as the time and location of the accident, as well as all pertinent damage that occurred.
Before leaving the scene of the accident, get contact information from
- Write down the exact time and location the accident occurred
- Take photos of the accident scene
- Take photos of the damage to your car, particularly if there is paint from the other vehicle present on your car
Having proof of another vehicle’s paint on your vehicle is proof to
Filing a Police Report
Contact the police immediately to report the accident and file a report. Make sure to include a vehicle description and any witnesses and their contact information in the police report. Even if the police fail to track down the other driver, having a police report can go along way in having your insurance claim accepted.
Notifying your insurance company
Even if the police fail to track down the other driver, having a police report can go a long way in having your insurance company accept responsibility under the Uninsured Motorist (UM) provision of your insurance policy. Unidentified driver who causes crashes and flees the scene are considered uninsured motorists under the law in most states including New Jersey. If you have Uninsured Motorist coverage under your policy, then the insurance company will pay up to those limits for injuries caused by
Contact an Experienced Hit and Run Attorney Today
Rossetti & DeVoto have successfully fought for clients who were the victims of automobile accidents, including hit and