Hit and run accidents
Car accident attorneys know that being in a hit and run accident can be frustrating at best, and certainly traumatic. A “hit and run” is any accident in which a driver intentionally leaves the scene without providing contact information. This would also include someone sideswiping your car while it is parked, and then driving off without leaving contact information. If you get in a collision with another car and that driver speeds off without leaving information, that is also a hit and run. Hit and run accidents can involve any combinations of vehicles and/or pedestrians. One has to wonder, what kind of person would get in a collision and leave the scene without offering any help, or without calling an ambulance?
If you are ever involved in a hit and run
If you ever find yourself to be involved in any type of a hit and run accident, the following is a list of important steps that should be taken immediately:
- Dial 911 immediately.
- Gather as much information as possible such as a description of the car or driver and the information of any witnesses.
- Call your insurance company
- Take photos
- Do not move any remaining vehicles until after police arrive
- Stay as calm as possible
Speak to a car accident attorney in Charlotte, NC
Even if you are not sure that you have a case, you have nothing to lose by seeking advice from a car accident attorney from the Olive Law Firm. Hiring a personal injury attorney is essential if you want the best possible compensation after wrongfully losing a loved one. Attorney Lee Olive, or Attorney Whitney Brooks of Charlotte, NC has decades of experience fighting for the rights of injured victims. They have earned a reputation as a trusted and compassionate Firm that prepares to take every case to court in order to obtain the best possible outcomes for their clients. If you want the best representation available, then call their office for a free consultation with an experienced car accident attorney.