Hit & Run – What to do!

Any time you’re involved in an accident, thorough documentation is needed for your insurance company.  But when one party is missing, this becomes more difficult.  In a hit and run situation you’re also going to need to get the police involved right away so that a police report is on file.  Here are a few Do’s and a couple Don’ts for when you’re involved in a hit and run.

DO

·      Get as much information about the other driver as possible

·      The first thing to try to take down if possible is the license plate number

·      What damage do you think the other vehicle sustained

·      A description of the other vehicle

·      Where the other vehicle was headed

·      Location, time and cause of the incident

·      Photos of the damage to your car

·      Ask witnesses (if any) for what they saw and get their contact information

DON’TS

·      Do not follow the other car

·      Do not wait to call the police or your insurance company

And one more DO: Contact Collision Specialists to take care of the damage to your car.  You’ll want this incident behind you and your car back to its original condition as soon as possible!

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