If you’re involved in a hit and run car accident, here are the steps you should take:
Stay Calm: It’s essential to stay calm and composed. Take a deep breath to keep yourself focused.
Check for Injuries: Assess yourself and any passengers in your vehicle for injuries. If anyone is injured, call emergency services immediately.
Safety First: If it’s safe to do so, move your vehicle to the side of the road to prevent further accidents.
Document the Scene: Take note of the time, location, and any details about the other vehicle involved, such as the make, model, color, and license plate number. If there are any witnesses, try to get their contact information.
Notify the Authorities: Call the police and report the accident. Provide them with all the details you’ve gathered.
File an Accident Report: Depending on where you are, you may need to file a report with your local Department of Motor Vehicles or relevant authority.
Contact Your Insurance Company: Inform your insurance provider about the accident as soon as possible. They will guide you through the claims process and may require information such as the police report number.
Seek Medical Attention: Even if you don’t feel injured immediately after the accident, it’s a good idea to get checked by a healthcare professional. Some injuries may not manifest until later.
Document Damage: Take photos of any damage to your vehicle and any injuries you or your passengers sustained. This documentation will be helpful when filing an insurance claim.
Call Mark C. Dewland P.C at 609-472-1377 and get the help you need.
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