If you were in your car when it was hit, seek medical attention right away. Even if you think your injuries are very minor, it is important to have them checked out in case it is something more severe than you think and it is essential to have everything documented by a medical professional.
Get Witness Reports
Talk to witnesses if you can, ask them what they saw happen, and collect their names and contact information.Their statements may be important later.
Take photos of the scene of the accident (only if and when it is safe to do so). Try to document all damage to your vehicle, road and weather conditions, traffic lights and signs, and anything else that may have bearing on what happened.
Report the Accident
You should report the accident to the police within 24 hours of it occurring. This is important to ensure that the accident does not result in a bump in your insurance premiums.
Write it Down
Write down a detailed report of exactly what happened when the accident occurred. If you or any of the witnesses you speak to have any information about the other party involved in the accident, such as licence plate number, a description of the driver, the location and time of the accident, write it all down.
A great place to start is by filling out this post-accident report to make sure that you’ve recorded all of the relevant information.
If you’ve been the victim of a hit-and-run accident, you are entitled to compensation. Get in touch today for a phone consultation with a lawyer to discuss the specifics of your situation and the best steps forward.