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How to Handle a Hit and Run Accident

Hit and Run Accident
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Being the victim of a car or motorcycle accident is a difficult and traumatic experience. And when the other driver leaves the scene of the incident without checking for injuries or taking responsibility, the situation is exacerbated. Sadly, hit and run accidents are a too-common reality on North Texas roads, leaving its victims confused and unsure of their next steps . Fortunately, with the help of an experienced attorney, it is possible to secure a favorable resolution.

Nothing is scarier than being involved in a hit and run accident. You are injured, your car is damaged, and you see the other person take off, leaving you completely alone. That feeling of sheer terror alone intensifies the trauma you have just experienced. Here are a few tips on how to handle a hit and run accident so that you have a higher chance of catching the perpetrator and recover damages.

Vital Steps to Take After a Hit and Run Accident

Remain Calm

The most important thing to remember is to try to remain calm. When you are calm, you can better remember what has happened and what you need to do. Take a deep breath and make sure your injuries are not severe. If they are, immediately use a phone to call for help. If you cannot find or reach a phone, yell for help.

Gather Information

If you can, record a description of the vehicle that hit you. Even a partial license plate is helpful to law enforcement. When you have a moment, write down all events that you remember about the accident.

Seek Medical Help

Even if your injuries are minor, you need to make sure to get checked by a medical professional. This gives you a record and future prognosis of your injuries. Keep all medical notes and bills in a safe location so you can provide this to your attorney.

Find an Attorney

You will want to call a few personal injury attorneys in your area that have experience in hit and run accidents and personal injury. Schedule a few consultations and bring your information and questions. A good attorney will sit down with you and listen to your case, provide legal insight, and propose how to move forward with your claim.

How a Personal Injury Attorney Helps Victims of Hit and Run Incidents

An established personal injury lawyer helps people involved in hit and run accidents in the following ways.

  • Evidence gathering – A lawyer will examine the police report, collect medical records, speak to eyewitnesses and essentially gather all pertinent information.
  • File a claim – An experienced attorney will file a claim without unnecessary delays, helping the victim to move on from an often traumatic event.
  • Secure compensation – An attorney can secure fair compensation for medical bills, lost income and vehicle costs.

Experienced Auto Accident Attorney Serving McKinney and North Texas

Lucé Law, PC helps clients involved in hit and run incidents, car accidents and other personal injury cases. If you would like to discuss a case and request legal representation, do contact us. Call (972) 632-1300 or request a free legal consultation now.

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