WHAT TO DO AFTER A HIT AND RUN CAR ACCIDENT
Hit and run means adding insult to injury. Our car accident lawyers deal with many hit and run cases every year. In fact, the MN State Patrol is investigating a hit and run fatality that happened this weekend. How does the hit and run driver justify that behavior? They just do. They are too worried about themselves to think of anyone else. Many times, they talk about “personal responsibility,” but just don’t apply it to themselves.
So, what should you do if you are the victim of a hit and run? First, if possible, get a photo of the other car or license plate. Otherwise, at least try to write down as much information as possible. Next, call the police and wait until they get there. In other words, do not leave the scene. There are many reasons this is important. One reason is that law enforcement will take the case more seriously if they come to the scene of the crime. Also, it is important for your insurance company to know that you made every effort to get information about the hit and run vehicle.
INSURANCE FOR HIT AND RUN CRASH
Your auto insurance will pay you some benefits after a hit and run accident. However, you have to do everything reasonably possible to identify the other driver or vehicle.
If you have collision coverage, your auto insurance will pay for the damage to your car. Of course, if they can find the other driver, they will sue them to recover their money. In addition, your insurance company will pay your medical bills and other compensation that should have been paid by the hit and run driver’s insurance. This even can include compensation for pain and suffering.
CAR ACCIDENT LAWYERS MN
If you are the victim of a hit and run accident, call us. An experienced lawyer will answer your questions and protect your rights. The insurance issues are complicated, but we deal with them every day. Our car accident lawyers handle cases throughout Minnesota.