Being involved in a hit and run accident can be a stressful experience, but it’s important to remember that you still have legal options. Recently Attorney David Greene met with Chelsea Sayasane on Studio10 to talk about what steps you can take after a hit-and-run wreck to project your legal rights.
1. Stay Calm and Report the Incident:
When faced with a hit and run situation, it’s crucial to remain calm and take immediate action. If possible, move the vehicle to a safe location out of the way of traffic. Call 911 to report the accident. Contacting the police and obtaining an official report is crucial to establishing your case.
2. Seek Medical Attention
Your well-being should be a top priority. Even if you don’t have visible injuries, it’s essential to get checked by a doctor. Some injuries may not manifest immediately, and having a medical record will be valuable for your case.
3. Check for Uninsured Motorist Coverage
Check to see if you have uninsured motorist coverage on your insurance policy. This coverage protects you in the event that you are involved in an accident with a driver who either has no insurance or inadequate insurance to cover your injuries. Make sure to review your policy and ensure you have this coverage in place. If you are unsure what to look for, stop by our office, and we’d be happy to show you what to look for.
4. Understanding Phantom Vehicle Accidents
A phantom vehicle accident refers to a situation where a crash occurs or someone forces you off the road, but they flee the scene. In such cases, it’s essential to consult an experienced lawyer who can guide you through the legal process. Laws governing phantom vehicle accidents may differ from state to state, so seeking professional advice is crucial.
Seeking Legal Advice
We strongly advise seeking legal advice from someone who handles this type of case as soon as possible after a hit-and0-run accident. Even before you talk to your own insurance company, be sure to consult with a lawyer who can help protect your rights and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Insurance adjusters may ask questions that can potentially harm your case without you realizing it.
Experiencing a hit-and-run accident can be a traumatic event, but knowing the right steps to take can make a significant difference in the outcome. Remember to stay calm, report the incident to the police, seek medical attention, and consult a car wreck lawyer like Greene & Phillips Injury Lawyers. We can provide you with the necessary guidance and support to navigate the legal process and help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Curious if You Have a Case?
Finding out is easy.
- Call us anytime, 24/7 at 251-300-2000 (or in Birmingham 205-500-4000). We’ll let you know if you may have a case
- Schedule a short 30 minute free in-person or virtual consultation with a lawyer
- Focus on getting your life back together, we’ll deal all the paperwork and legal issues.
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