Any kind of car accident is a scary thing to be affected by. However, when you are involved in a hit and run accident, you may be even more frightened than you normally would in a wreck. Hit and run accidents are stressful for victims in that (in addition to the obvious injustice of the situation) they may have injuries related to the incident that insurance providers may be resistant to cover the cost of. Additionally, there may be no witnesses to help you prove all the elements of your case. Therefore, if you have been a victim of a hit and run accident, it’s especially important to report the accident to the police, seek medical care and contact a Boynton Beach, FL auto accident lawyer who has significant experience managing the legal aftermath of hit and run accidents.
Seek Medical Care
First and foremost after the incident, you must take care of yourself. Your health is what matters most in the wake of an accident – everything else can wait. Call an ambulance service to the scene of the accident to transport you to a medical facility. In these types of accidents, it is imperative to have accurate documentation of the injuries you sustained as they can often be used as evidence in your case, so make sure to keep track of any documentation you receive during and after your stay in the Emergency Room and/or hospital. Note that you can absolutely contact a Boynton Beach, FL hit and run accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Eric H. Luckman, P.A. from the hospital if you weren’t able to do so at the scene.
Report the Accident
Contact the police to let them know what has happened and so that they can document the scene and submit proper reports accordingly. Timely reporting to the police can be instrumental in the outcome of your case. Because there are often no eye witnesses to the event, a police account is generally needed of the evidence found at the scene. Also, if the accident occurred in an area where there may have been security cameras, the police can retrieve that footage to try to find the perpetrator. If you don’t feel comfortable speaking with the police without a Boynton Beach, FL hit and run accident lawyer present, you can certainly call our firm, then the police.
Contact Our Experienced Legal Team
A Boynton Beach, FL hit and run accident lawyer can help make the outcome of your case more predictable. Our legal team can ensure that all proper legal procedures are followed and can also help you determine what is fair compensation from your insurance company. When possible, we can also help you file a legal claim against those responsible for the harm you’ve suffered. Handling a hit and run accident on your own can be quite mentally taxing, so finding someone who has fought for the victims of this type of accident before can give you justified hope that your case is in good hands.
Call Eric H. Luckman, P.A. for more information today.