What to Do After a Hit-and-Run Accident 

The Diaz Law Firm: Protecting Your Rights

Being involved in any type of car accident in Mississippi is a traumatic experience, but being the victim of a hit-and-run accident can be even more distressing. A hit-and-run occurs when a driver leaves the scene without stopping or providing their information, leaving you to deal with the aftermath alone. In the state of Mississippi, it is illegal to leave the scene of an accident without reporting it and exchanging information. If you are in this situation, here’s what you should do.

Stay Calm and Check for Injuries

The first thing to do after a hit-and-run accident is to stay calm. Take a few deep breaths and assess yourself for any injuries. If you can, check on any passengers in your vehicle and call 911 if necessary.

Gather Information

Next, try to gather as much information as possible about the accident. This includes obtaining the license plate number of the other vehicle, a description of the car and driver, and any witness statements or contact information. Take photos of the scene and any damage to your vehicle.

Contact the Police

It is important to contact the police immediately after a hit-and-run accident. Not only is it required by law in Mississippi, but they can also help gather evidence and file a report for insurance purposes. Be sure to provide the police with all the information you have gathered.

Seek Medical Attention

Even if you feel fine after the accident, seeking medical attention is always a good idea. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent and can worsen over time if left untreated. Seeking medical attention also provides documentation of your injuries if you need to file a personal injury claim.

Contact Your Insurance Company

After seeking medical attention and filing a police report, contact your insurance company to report the accident. Depending on your coverage, they will guide you through the claims process and can help cover the cost of repairs or medical expenses.

Consider Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

Dealing with an accident where the driver left the scene can be overwhelming, especially if you have suffered injuries or significant damage to your vehicle. In such cases, hiring a personal injury lawyer with experience handling hit-and-run collisions in Mississippi is beneficial. They can help you navigate through the legal process, gather evidence, and fight for fair compensation, including recovery of your medical costs, lost wages and pain and suffering. Law firms also have the resources and experience to locate a hit-and-run driver in many cases. By investigating the accident, they may be able to locate the vehicle and driver.

The Diaz Law Firm: Protecting Your Rights

If you or a loved one have been involved in a hit-and-run accident, our team at the Diaz Law Firm is here to help. We understand the challenges and complexities of these cases and will work tirelessly to seek justice on your behalf. Contact us at (601) 607-3456 or (800) 459-2222 for a free consultation, and let us fight for the compensation you deserve.  Remember, you do not have to face this alone. Let us be your advocate and guide you through the legal process.