If you’ve been the victim of a hit and run accident, connect with the experienced legal team at Cohen Injury Firm immediately to protect your legal rights and opportunities for legal and financial recourse. Although it may seem now as if you have no way to hold the offending driver accountable for damaging your property and causing you injury, all hope is not lost.
At the Scene
The aftermath of a hit and run accident can be overwhelming. If you are still at the scene, you may be scrolling your phone right now looking for information, partially because you can’t think of what else you should be doing. This is normal. With that said, you need to focus right now. First, you need to ask yourself if it is possible that you are injured. If so, seeking medical attention is your number one priority. Everything else can wait until you have received necessary medical attention.
If you are well enough, take some pictures and some video of the accident scene. Also, get the contact information of any witnesses to the crash. These pieces of evidence may come in handy when building a case against the hit and run driver later on.
Connecting with Law Enforcement
If you have not already called to file a police report, either ask that law enforcement officers respond to the scene or – if you have already left the scene – file an accident report with local law enforcement. If you are uncomfortable in the presence of law enforcement for any reason, connect with the team at Cohen Injury Firm and we’ll make sure that you don’t have to take this step alone. Filing an accident report will alert law enforcement to the criminal actions of the hit and run driver. Also, the information contained in the accident report may prove important to any civil action that you may file as well.
Communicating with Your Insurance Company
Communicating with insurance companies can be stressful. Also, the stakes of these communications are high. If you say one wrong word, your compensation could be devalued. Consider waiting to speak with any insurance representatives until you’ve spoken with our firm. We can negotiate with insurance claims adjusters on your behalf.
Allowing an Attorney to “Take the Wheel”
Processing the trauma associated with a hit and run accident is quite stressful enough without adding to it. Connecting with the trusted legal team at Cohen Injury Firm will allow us to start protecting your rights proactively and will allow you to focus your energy on healing from this traumatic experience.
You deserve justice. Know that you do not need to pursue that justice alone. Our experienced legal team can handle insurance negotiations, communication with law enforcement, and filing legal action on your behalf so that you can benefit from the knowledge that the law is on your side without having to shoulder the stress of pursuing justice on your own. If you have not yet scheduled a risk-free consultation with our trusted legal team, please do so now. We look forward to speaking with you.