Texan residents like you expect the roads to be relatively safe for pedestrians and motorists alike. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. We at the Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C. are here to help explain what to do in the aftermath of a hit and run incident.
Hit and run incidents can be traumatic for a number of reasons. Naturally the physical impact of an unprotected body being hit by a vehicle can cause massive injury. The shock of being left after being hit can also be terrible to process. Not only that, but you may have fears about whether compensation for these injuries will be covered if the party cannot be located.
For this reason there are some steps you should take if you are hit by a driver who then flees the scene. All of these tips are only applicable if you are physically capable of doing so, as some people may be too heavily injured. They include:
- Gathering as much information about the vehicle as possible, through photographs or other means
- Interviewing people in the surrounding area
- Contacting police immediately and alerting them to the situation
If you have experienced a crash with a driver who has then fled the scene, it is easy to feel helpless and worry about the possibility of bringing them to justice. You can take steps to help yourself in the aftermath by contacting an experienced attorney, who will be able to aid you in your pursuit of compensation. You can also visit our web page on car accidents here, where all manner of crashes are discussed.