What Should You Do After a Hit and Run Accident?

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what to do after a hit and runBeing the victim of a hit-and-run accident can be devastating. Unlike any other car accident, you don’t know who to blame or how to seek justice for your injuries. But like other motor vehicle accidents, it is important to remain calm. These tips can help you get the justice you deserve.

  • Get medical help. The health and well-being of anyone involved in the accident should be the first priority in every accident scene. Call 911 if you or anyone injured needs emergency medical assistance.
  • Do not follow the hit-and-run driver. Anyone who is fleeing the scene of an accident is obviously panicked. Even if you could track them down at that moment, they would likely behave erratically, which could lead to further injury. Additionally, you should never leave the scene of an accident because then you may be charged with a hit-and-run.
  • Remember identifying information. In order to identify the hit-and-run driver, you will need to remember their license plate number and any other identifying characteristics about their vehicle. If you can snap a cell phone picture of the vehicle driving away, this may be able to help.
  • Hire a lawyer. Hit-and-run cases can be complex. Hiring a lawyer as soon as possible after your accident can help you protect your rights and get the compensation you need to recover from your injuries.

At the Romano Law Group, our attorneys are committed to seeking justice for accident victims. If you or your loved one has suffered severe injuries in an accident, please call 561-533-6700 today for your free legal consultation. We serve clients throughout Palm Beach and West Palm Beach, Florida.