Hit and run accidents can often be extremely traumatic. Not only has a person been in an accident, but the responsible party also fled the scene. Because of this, individuals are often confused about what to do next and how to pursue compensation for their injuries. Although Chicago hit and run crashes should be treated like regular car accidents – in that the plaintiff still needs to prove they were not at fault – there are actions that potential plaintiffs and their attorneys should take after they have been in a hit and run crash.
Attempt to Identify the Driver
Although it is often difficult to find the driver in a hit and run, an individual can increase their chances of finding the responsible party if they write down relevant information directly after the crash. This is because they are likely to remember the accident best at that moment. Information that could help a police investigation includes: the license plate and make and model of the other vehicle; any damage sustained by the other vehicle; which direction the other vehicle was headed; photos of the damage to the vehicle; and the location, date, and time of the accident.