What To Do After a Hit and Run Case?

By: admin | Date: 2020-04-25

Despite driving with all your attention on the road, you may still get into a car accident. You do not need to worry if the other party was showing negligence. You can get the details of the other party at the place of the accident and get your amount of compensation for the accident. It is relatively simpler to get compensation in such cases as all the details of the other party are in your hands.

But what if it is a hit and run case? Can you get a road accident claim if it is a case of hit and run? Getting into a car accident is very troublesome. But you do not need to worry about it if you know what to do next. So, how will you file a claim for an accident where the other party ran away from the place of the accident? We will dive in-depth and discuss all the details about such cases. But let us start from nitty-gritty.


What is a Hit and Run Case?

Hit and run is a crime of running away from the place of the accident. Regardless of if you were at fault or not, if you flee from the place of the accident, you are committing a crime. When you get into a car accident, you should stop there and provide the details to the police. These details include the name of the passengers, license number, details about the passengers in the car, details about your car.

Hit and run is a common practice in England and Scotland. Many people run away from the place of the accident. They flee either because of panic or they just do not want to involve themselves in a car accident case. So if you are also caught in a similar situation. Here is what you can do to get your road accident claim.

Do Not Leave The Place Of The Accident

No matter how the other party behaves in this situation, you should not do anything that can bring you under clouds. Despite that, the other party has run away from the place of the accident, you should stick to that place. By sticking at the place of the accident, you will increase the chances of getting a road accident claim. There are a lot of ways in which you can prove that the accident was not your fault. So, if you have got injured in this car accident, you can get your road accident claim.

Look For Witnesses

One of the ways in which you can prove that the accident was not your fault is by looking for the witnesses around you. If you have some witnesses around you at the place of the accident, get connected to them immediately. Then get their details so that you can contact them in a case of need. You should get their names, phone numbers and addresses to get their statements whenever you need.

Take Help From CCTV

There are CCTV cameras on almost every street in the UK. According to a report from the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), there are 4 to 6 million surveillance cameras installed in the UK. So there is a high probability that you will find a CCTV camera at the place of your accident. You can get the footage of your accident to use it in your favour and prove your innocence. When it comes to getting CCTV footage, it is your legal right to get it. So you cannot be refused to give your right.

Get Photographs

If you are not severely injured, you should capture as many images at the place of the accident as you can. Get pictures from every angle of the car and the site of the accident. Moreover, it is also very important to photograph your injuries and all the things that were damaged during the accident.

Get Treatment For Your Injury

Before making a claim, make sure to get proper medical treatment for your injury. Do not make your claim unless you are finished with getting your treatment. In such a case, you will not be able to estimate the actual amount of compensation required for your treatment. You may underestimate the amount and get less than you deserve to get. So make sure to receive your medical treatment and keep track of your treatment.

Keep Track of Your Documents

To make a successful claim, keep track of all the documentation you have created so far. That is why you should gather as many pieces of evidence as you can. Here are a few details that you should have to get your claim.

  • Pictures of the place of the accident
  • Details about the other driver (you can get from the police)
  • Details about your witnesses
  • Your medical expenses
  • Details about medical reports
  • Crime reference number
  • All your expenses associated with your accident
  • CCTV footages you have got

Make a Claim

Finished with getting your treatment, now it is time to make your claim. All you have to do is that you have to get connected with the insurance company and make your claim. The more pieces of evidence you will provide, the stronger your case will be. If you do not face any complications, your case will settle between four to nine months. But it can take more as it is a hit and run case.

Hire Injury Claim Specialists

When it comes to making a road accident claim, you have two main options. You can either make your claim directly or hire injury claim specialists to get your amount of compensation. When making a claim directly, you will have to go through a lot of procedures and make your claim. You may not be able to get your compensation in some cases.

Another way is to make your claim by hiring an injury claim specialist. In this way, you will not have to do anything to get your claim. Our experts will take care of all the formalities starting from the place of the accident. That is why you should contact us immediately after getting into a car accident.

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