What to Do If You’re Involved in a Hit-and-Run Accident

February 9, 2021

In Pennsylvania, if you are involved in an automobile accident in which property is damaged or someone is injured or killed, you must stay at the scene and exchange information with the other driver. Anyone who leaves the scene of an accident can face serious consequences.

If you have been injured in a hit-and-run accident, an Allentown car accident lawyer at Drake, Hileman & Davis can help you get the compensation to which you are entitled.

The Dos and Don’ts if You Are the Victim in a Hit-andRun Accident

If you were involved in an automobile accident, and the other party has fled the scene, here are some important dos and don’ts:

Don’t wait to call the police to file a police report or an accident claim. The official accident report will help police find the fleeing driver and will be useful when you file your accident claim.

Do call 911 if you or someone else involved in the accident has been injured.

Do seek immediate medical attention if you have been injured.

Don’t attempt to follow the fleeing driver. Leaving the scene of the accident could cause serious problems for you. You may miss the opportunity to speak with eyewitness accounts, and the police may question who’s really at fault. Finally, you know nothing about the fleeing driver, other than he/she is unafraid of breaking the law. They very well may be dangerous even if you do manage to catch them.

Do get as much information about the fleeing driver as you can, including:

  • The fleeing vehicle’s license plate number
  • A description of the  fleeing vehicle
  • Any information you notice about damage to the fleeing vehicle
  • Which direction the fleeing vehicle was headed
  • Any information from witnesses about the accident. If they are willing to give the police a statement, get their names and contact information. Witness information can be especially helpful in hit-and-run accidents

Do call an Allentown car accident lawyer at Drake, Hileman & Davis before contacting your insurance company. In fact, call us if you have been involved in any type of accident resulting in injuryserious injury, or even death,  

Contact an Allentown Car Accident Lawyer for Help With Your Hit-and-Run Accident

Each Allentown car accident lawyer at Drake, Hileman & Davis is experienced and understands the law surrounding hit-and-run accidents. They can examine your claim, represent you to your insurance company, and see you through the entire process of filing an insurance or legal claim.

Contact us to schedule your free consultation.