Have you ever been in a hit-and-run? Or do you ever wonder how people get proper compensation after a hit-and-run? This blog by our team at DiPasquale Moore is here to walk you through some steps on how to prove your hit-and-run accident, including what you should do next after the accident.
What evidence do I need?
In a hit-and-run, it’s crucial to try and collect as much evidence as possible, whether remembering the license plate number or collecting key witnesses and photos of the crash. But before you can do that, be sure to pull over to the side of the road and call the authorities immediately. Be sure to record your own account of what happened so you can file an accident report with the local police.
For the most part, your local authorities will handle the investigation portion of your case. Ensure you hand all evidence you gathered for them as it may become handy down the road.
When should I call my insurance company?
Keeping your insurance company in the loop should be one of your highest priorities. Call them immediately after the accident, as they will also launch an investigation to ensure your claim isn’t fraudulent. However, sometimes your insurance company can only do so much. An experienced attorney can also launch a thorough investigation to find the negligent party and get you the compensation your insurance company refuses to give.
It’s essential to act fast when it comes to filing a hit-and-run claim. Not all evidence will stay accessible throughout the statute of limitations, so it’s crucial to file now. You deserve to focus on your recovery, and our seasoned attorneys at DiPasquale Moore can help you do just that. To ease your financial burden, we offer free consultations and work on a contingency-fee-basis which means we will only charge you if we win your case.
To get started, contact our firm at (816) 888-7500 or visit our website to get started on a consultation request form.