What to Do After a Hit and Run Accident

Car accidents are stressful enough without the other driver racing off down the road. However, this is exactly what happens in a hit and run accident.

If another drives strikes you or your car and leaves the scene, here are some tips on how to handle it.

· Your first thought should be to notice all you can about the fleeing car. This can be difficult if you are injured. But it's important to try and determine the make, model and color. Ideally, you will get a glimpse of the license plate. Write it down as soon as possible, even if it's only a partial number.

· Resist the urge to chase them! They are fleeing from an accident for a reason, and you don't want to know why.

· Even if you are unsure about injuries or damage to your car in a hit and run accident, call the police. You will likely need an official report to file a claim with your insurance.

· Ask others at the scene what they saw. These witnesses could have written down the license plate or had a clearer view of the hit and run vehicle or driver.

· If you were able to notice a license plate number or partial, the police will help identify the perpetrator. Hit and run accidents are misdemeanors that can rise to the level of a felony under some circumstances. In this instance, it's necessary to contact us for help with these steps.

Call Chancey, Kanavos, Love & Painter in Cleveland, TN with any questions about what to do after a hit and run accident.

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