One of the worst types of accidents to be in is a hit and run accident.
Along with the potential for injury, there is also the issue of vehicle repair and more to think about.
With that running through your head, what must you do immediately and soon after you’ve been in a hit and run?
Don’t Leave Fate to Chance
When you have had the unfortunate experience of being in a hit and run, here are three tips to keep in mind:
1. Your health matters – It should make sense to you that your health matters more than anything else. With that in mind, be sure you get checked out by a medical pro after your hit and run. Even when you think you are fine, something could be lingering under the surface. That is why you want someone with medical experience like an EMT or doctor/nurse at the scene to check on you. If no one like that comes, go to the urgent care or even a local hospital. You could have a concussion or internal injuries and not recognize it. The sooner you get checked, the sooner to stop worrying on any serious injuries impacting you.
2. Finding out who hit you – You’d like to think that someone who struck you with their vehicle would naturally stop. Unfortunately, this is not oftentimes the case. So, do your best to get information on the driver and vehicle they had at the scene. If in California, let the Internet help you in this pursuit. You can go online if you got the license plate info and conduct a California license plate search. That search could lead you to finding out who the driver is, what kind of vehicle they have, where they live and so on. It is important to take any information you get right to authorities. Never think it is a good idea to take the law into your own hands. You do not want to make a situation worse by trying to confront the driver and things go horribly bad. Also look to see if there were any eyewitnesses at the scene of the accident. They may be able to help back up your version of events. There also might be so cell phone video or pictures or video or pictures from local cameras mounted in the area.
3. Learning from this terrible mishap – No one finds being the victim of a hit and run a good thing. In the event they do, they may be in it for insurance money and so on. That said learn from the experience. How did your vehicle hold up? Is there anything different as it relates to your driving skills you could have done? Being able to answer those and other questions can lower the odds of being in another such accident.
When you have fallen victim to a hit and run, make sure you are okay, you get any attention for your auto and go from there.