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What to Do After a Hit-and-Run

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

When you’re involved in a vehicle collision and the other driver takes off without exchanging insurance information, it is commonly referred to as a hit-and-run. Three things you should do in the event of a hit-and-run are:

  1. Record all pertinent information. Write down as much of the other vehicle’s information as possible, including its license plate number, make and model, and color. Take pictures of the scene and note the time, location and any eyewitnesses’ contact information. 
  2. Call the police. Once all important information has been gathered, call the police immediately to file an accident report. When the police arrive, give them all the details and description of the vehicle, the accident, as well as names of any eyewitnesses.
  3. Contact your insurance company. Once you get in contact with your insurance company, the claims process will begin. If covered under your policy, towing and car rental options may be available to you.

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