Posted on Monday, September 25th, 2017 at 1:52 am    

Being involved in a traffic accident is a stressful event regardless of the circumstances. However, when a hit-and-run driver causes the accident, it can make things even more difficult. Typically, when a driver causes a collision, you can sue that driver for compensation for your damages. However, when the driver illegally leaves the accident scene, recovering money for your injuries can be more difficult, but it is possible.

The steps you take after a hit-and-run accident can make a huge impact on your personal injury claim. Below are five crucial steps that you need to take after an accident with a hit-and-run driver.

Step One: Call 911 Immediately

It is crucial to report a hit and run accident to the police as soon as it happens. You need to report the crash so that you have an official record of the hit and run for an insurance claim. Furthermore, the police may be able to locate the driver so that you can pursue a claim against that driver.

Step Two: Document the Accident Scene

If it is safe for you to do, take pictures of the accident scene. Ask eyewitnesses for their names and contact information. Obtaining as much evidence as possible will help you when you file an insurance claim. Furthermore, some eyewitnesses may not stay at the scene until the police officer arrives. Eyewitnesses may have a better description of the vehicle; therefore, you want to obtain as much information as you can, including contact information, to provide to the police officer when he arrives.

Step Three: Seek Medical Attention

After any accident, you should be checked by a physician regardless of whether you believe your injuries are serious or minor. Keep detailed records of your injuries and your recovery, including your pain level and how the injuries impact your daily life.

Step Four: Report the Accident to Your Insurance Company

You may have coverage under your insurance policy for the damages sustained in a hit-and-run accident.  Contact your insurance adjuster to report the accident as soon as possible. Talk with your agent about your coverage. If your agent tells you that the accident is not covered, you should consult with an attorney to review your policy to verify coverage.

Step Five: Consult with an Attorney

Call a Sacramento hit and run accident attorney to discuss your legal options for recovering compensation for your injuries after your car accident. Everything you do and say can have an impact on your ability to recover compensation for your accident claim. It is good to have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side to ensure that your legal rights are protected.

Call a Sacramento Hit and Run Accident Attorney for Help

The Sacramento hit and run accident lawyers of the Tiemann Law Firm can be reached by telephone at (916) 999-9000.  Our personal injury law firm serves clients in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, El Dorado Hills and other communities in the greater Sacramento area.

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