Attorney Law Federal Way has helped numerous persons injured in car accidents.
After any car accident, everyone involved should pull over and find a safe place to exchange insurance and contact information with the other drivers. You may even need to call the police or other emergency personnel. But what should you do if the other car involved flees the scene of the accident?
If possible, try to spot the license plate number. Even if you can only remember the first few digits, that could be helpful later on.
Call the police. Report the accident and give the police any information you remember about the car, the driver, and the license plate.
If there are witnesses around willing to help, collect their contact information and provide that to the police as well.
Call your insurance company and report the accident to them. Call Attorney Law Federal Way to get additional advice.
If the police are not able to come to the scene of the accident, try to get written statements and contact information from witnesses at the scene. Take pictures with your phone of your car and of the surrounding scene. Once you are in a safe place, write down your own version of what happened. Include as many details as you can think of.
Preventative measures can also be taken in order to lessen some of the damages you might incur if you do experience a hit and run.
First, make sure that you have current car insurance. Second, consider adding uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage to your insurance policy. This kind of coverage will pay for your costs if you are in an accident with an uninsured driver. In many cases, when a driver flees the scene of accident, it is often because they don’t have insurance.
Talk to your insurance agent about your options to protect yourself in the event of a hit and run.
If you have been injured in an accident, contact Attorney Federal Way.