Hit and Run Road Accidents

Hit and Run Road Accidents

Hit and Run Road Accidents 

Traffic accidents are unexpected and surprising, some people involved in a car crash would be left startled and in shock and result in fleeing from the scene. Even though it is a general knowledge that fleeing from a car accident, either you caused it or not, is illegal and is considered as an hit and run case of offense. Drunk people, amateur drivers, and illegal and "tag-less" cars are most common who are involved in a hit and run case. 

And in link to this, they are likely to be avoiding insurance claims, arrests, and temporary/permanent revoke of their driving license or property and fines. Victims of hit and run are left in very poor and dire condition and render their lives to be threaten by serious negligence done by at-fault driver in a hit-and-run scene and are unable to file a claim or sue the at-fault driver. 

It is easy to determine a hit and run case, the only element that is needed to be present is when the at-fault driver or a partly involved party failed to stop at the scene and interact with other victims. These actions significantly affect the outcome of injuries and damages done to the victims as proper medical and security response and rescue are dependent to those manages to call and most cases of accidents, victims aren't in shape to do that. 

Here are things to do when you car was hit and involved in a hit and run: 

  • Call 911 
    Calling 911 would bring both the nearest medical hospital and nearest police station to respond on the accident, both for rescue and treating injuries with proper procedures. It would as well be best to do so since you may file a police report with the freshest memory a victim have from the recent accident. 

  • Write notes and document the whole accident 
    Writing notes means giving clue to the police before investigating further by remembering what model and year the car of the at-fault driver, its plate number, and anything that is recognizable item from the at-fault for the police to work with. Provision of photos and videos of damages dealt to you will be essential too such as where was the car was hit and injuries so that both police and your hired lawyer will concuct possible charges to file against the driver. 

  • Ask for witnesses 
    If you were hit on busy road or parking lot, then fortunately, it would be likely that you have a possible witness that can spoonfeed police investigators important information and may give leads to the at-fault driver. 

  • Call your lawyer and insurer 
    Police are likely instruct you to contact your insurer and lawyer as they help you decide and take your desired steps and progress in your hit and run case. 

If you don't have a lawyer, call Ryan LLP 

If ever one of your family members or closests friend has been involved in an accident who have sustained either minor or significant injuries and even a possible disability because of the driver that has shown apparent negligence and recklessness and caused an accident and had flee before interacting with the victim, you can always refer help from a professional experienced injury lawyer to smoothen things out as your hired lawyers can help you decide from their factual and legal advices. 

Ryan LLP is an Ohio based injury lawyer that represents victims of personal injury caused by car accidents, medical malpractice due to medical professional's negligence, and even wrongful death against large companies, agencies and even individuals. We have 40 years of experience doing our service in this field and evidently successful with our civil litigations. Call our office now for free legal consultation. 

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