What If The Other Driver Sped Off?
Nationwide, there are an estimated 700,000 hit and run accidents every year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That’s approximately 11 percent of all auto accidents in the United States each year. In Kentucky, there were 10,929 hit and run accidents in 2011.
Drivers who flee the scene of a car wreck do so for many reasons. Sometimes, people flee the scene of an accident because they don’t have insurance or a driver’s license. Drunk driving accidents also often result in hit and run accidents since the driver doesn’t want to be arrested or lose his or her license.
If you are ever involved in a hit and run accident, it’s important to take certain steps to protect your interests:
- Call 911. Get the police to the scene as soon as possible
- Give police officers a detailed description of all vehicles involved as well as any descriptions about the driver
- Find witnesses and get their contact information as well as their statements
- Take photographs of the accident scene if possible
- Report the incident to your insurance company immediately
We Work Hard For Accident Victims
In the past 10 years, hit and run accidents have increased by more than 15 percent in the United States. Being compensated for a hit and run accident can be extremely difficult. But it’s not impossible. That’s why you need a knowledgeable, experienced Louisville auto accident lawyer in your corner fighting for your rights. Even if the police cannot find the other driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your accident. And if a loved one dies as a result of a hit and run accident, you may have grounds for a wrongful death case.
Serious Accidents Demand Serious Attention
Contact the Slechter Law Firm to explore all your options. Serving clients throughout Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana, the dedicated, tenacious attorneys at our firm work tirelessly every day for people seeking justice after an auto accident on the Dixie Highway or other thoroughfares. No case is too small or big for us. Allow us to work with you and develop a legal strategy that best suits your legal needs.
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