Your life may well change after you’ve been the victim of a hit and run accident.
That said what you do immediately afterwards when in such an accident is key.
From your health to your auto, holding the negligent party responsible and more, think about how you’d act.
Your Health Comes First
As worried as you may be over your auto after a hit and run, potential costs to repairs and more, health comes first.
Given that thought, make sure you get checked out so there are no notable injuries you will have to deal with.
It is key to remember that injuries like a concussion, internal and more may not show themselves at first.
In the event medical personnel do not come to the scene, do your best to get checked out shortly afterwards. Whether at an urgent care facility or with your doctor, be sure you have no key physical injuries to deal with.
Holding the individual who hit you responsible is of course another top priority. The last thing you want is them getting away with causing heartache in your life.
Given hit and run accidents happen in a flash, it can be tough to have a good assessment of what took place.
The hope is you and/or someone at the scene saw what happened and has some viable info to turn over to authorities.
If you or one at the scene did get a license plate and description of the vehicle, get such info law enforcement.
One option if the mishap was in the Golden State is to conduct a California license plate search.
Know that the search may provide key details. That is on the identity and whereabouts of the one responsible for causing mayhem in your world.
Finally, never take such an incident into your own hands.
Yes, you’re likely angry and want justice for having been put through a hit and run.
Keep a cool head and let authorities do their jobs in bringing such an individual to justice.
How Did Your Vehicle Perform?
One of the other key pieces of the puzzle of course would be how your vehicle ended up performing.
With that in mind, the hope is your car or truck did its job and protected you. If it did not, you may well decide that it is time to find a different make and model of car or truck.
In the event you do need to find another vehicle, take your time to see what is out there in the auto market. The goal should be to find the safest vehicle possible. This would be a vehicle that will give you a lot of confidence in it each time behind the wheel.
Finally, before you agree to settlements and the like, take the time to assess all that happened. You may be under pressure from your insurer or any negligent party’s insurer to take a settlement.
Being in a hit and run can be rather traumatic.
So, what will be your response?