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What to do
After a Hit and Run
Car Accident

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It can be difficult to know what to do after a serious accidents, but a personal injury lawyer can guide you through the legal process so you can focus on recovering your health. Personal injury claims can be extremely complex, requiring knowledge about laws, statutes of limitation, and negotiation skills. By working with an attorney from Fielding Law Group, you can ensure the best outcome in your situation. Call us today for a free case evaluation.

Fielding Law Group Can Help You With Your Personal Injury Case

It’s important to work with a personal injury lawyer who has extensive experience in accidents, negligent actions, intentional harm, and reckless behavior that results in injuries. The civil laws surrounding personal injuries is complex and it is easy to miss a deadline or overlook negotiation tactics. Fielding Law Group has worked with countless clients facing difficult situations who need help with their personal injury cases.

What You Should Do After a Hit and Run Accident

Usually, when you’re involved in an accident with another car, you’ll work with the other driver to exchange insurance information and then make a claim with your insurance company. If it's a hit-and-run accident the driver who caused the accident leaves the scene before you can identify them. This changes things, and knowing what to do if this happens to you, can make the process less stressful to navigate. Obviously you won't have the other driver’s insurance, so how do you take care of your car or injuries to you or your passengers?

Most Common Types of Hit and Run Car Accidents

1. You notice your car door has been dented by another car when you’re parked in a parking lot. 2. The driver of a passing car hits into your car while it's parked on the street. 3. Your car is hit by another car in traffic, and the driver who's car hit yours, speeds off.

Assess the Situation

The first thing to do after a hit-and-run is to stop the car in a safe location and assess the damage. If any passengers are in your vehicle, make sure they are ok and address any injuries before proceeding. The most important thing is ensuring you and your passengers are safe and unharmed. If you're able to move your car, find a safe place to pull over.

Keep in mind sometimes shock can cause you to overlook an injury. To avoid overlooking an injury, perform a head-to-toe assessment, checking for any wounds or inhibited movement. For any serious injuries, it’s best to call 911 before attempting to move an injured person so the dispatcher can guide you on what to do until the police and ambulance arrive.

Call Emergency Services and Gather Information

If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to call 911 to report a hit and run.

Don’t wait hours to report the collision to law enforcement. Even if no one is injured, you still need to file a police report for law and insurance purposes. Ask the officer for a copy of the report, as your insurance may request documentation.

Write down anything you remember about the car and driver who hit you, so you can give the description to the police. Take pictures of the damage to your car. Next see if anyone in the area witnessed the accident and can give a statement to the police. Note their name and contact information so you can provide it to your insurance company when making a claim in case they have any additional questions. You can also ask any local businesses whether they have security camera footage that shows the incident, this can be used by the police when filing a report and by your insurance company when processing your claim.

File a Claim

Once you’ve filed a police report, it’s time to contact your insurance company. You’ll probably have to give a statement and provide supporting documentation such as photos of the damage, a copy of the police report, and the contact information of any witnesses. Depending on your provider, you may be able to file over the phone, online, or using a mobile app.

Call a Hit and Run Car Accident Lawyer

Call a car accident attorney and set up a free consultation. A car accident lawyer will make sure you get everything you need to repair or replace your car, compensation for any work missed because of the accident, and make sure your medical bills and make sure any chiropractor or physical therapy treatment you need is covered. Hiring an attorney will make sure you are taken care of, and will allow you to focus on your recovery, instead of stressing out about how you're going to pay your car damage and medical bills. If you've been hurt in a hit and run accident, call the Fielding Law Group today, and setup a free case evaluation.


Fielding Law Group Car Accident Lawyer

If your or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact the Fielding Law Group immediately. Our car accident lawyers have experience, successfully defending victims of car accidents. We work fast and efficiently to get you the max amount for your injuries. We work hard to make sure you are given what you need from the insurance company to recover physically, emotionally, and financially. While you work on a full recovery physically, we will handle the stress of making sure your medical bills are taken care of. Call us today for a free consultation.

Obtaining Compensation in Your Personal Injury Case

Although obtaining a financial award will not heal your injuries or bring back your loved one, compensation can provide you with security while you recover. A personal injury lawyer can  help you obtain compensation for the following:

  • Medical costs
  • Lost income
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Physical limitations

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer Today

If you suffer an injury due to someone else’s wrongful actions, you may be unsure of what to do. By working with a personal injury attorney, you can protect your rights and obtain the compensation that is due to you. Call our attorneys at Fielding Law Group today.

At Fielding Law Group, we want your focus to be on getting better while we work diligently on your case on your behalf. We will investigate your injuries and accident while listening closely as you explain your concerns so that we can get you the compensation that you deserve.

Fielding Law Group Locations

Seattle, WA

Phone: (206) 686-5454  Address: 14900 Interurban Ave. S Suite 271-45 Seattle, WA 98168

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