No Note And I’m Not Sure Who Hit Me
Many people rely on their cars, trucks, and vans to get them to where they need to go. And while often travel happens without a hitch, it is an unfortunate reality that sometimes car accidents happen. In some cases, it is clear who did the damage, but in other situations the person responsible for the accident leaves the scene without a note. If this is true for you, you may feel frustrated, angry, and unsure of where to turn for financial relief.
Large expenses connected to vehicular repair in Clearwater, Hudson, or Tampa can be incredibly stressful, but there may be a way to hold a reckless driver accountable, even if they left the crash scene without a word. Schedule a conversation with legal counsel to connect with the monetary relief you need.
Document Damage and Contact Your Insurance Company
If you were struck by a negligent driver and they did not stop, there are things you can do, such as the following:
- Use photos or videos to document the damage. Take pictures of your car and any other property that was damaged in the accident. This can help you prove the extent of the damage and the impact it had on your life.
- Connect with law enforcement. Even if the other driver didn’t leave a note, you should still file a police report. This can help establish a record of the accident and provide you with a legal document to refer to if needed.
- Call your insurance company. Let your insurance company know about the accident as soon as possible. They can help you navigate the claims process.
- Consult with an attorney. If you were in the car when it was struck and were injured, or if a car hit you when you were walking or riding a bike, it’s important to talk to a personal injury lawyer who can help you understand your legal rights.
Car accidents can be stressful and overwhelming, especially when the other driver doesn’t take responsibility for their actions, but by taking the right steps, you can protect yourself and your legal rights.
If you were injured and begin working with an attorney, they can take steps to identify the reckless driver. For instance, maybe there was a security camera near the accident site. If so, an attorney can take legal action to access the footage.
Your PIP Coverage Could Provide Relief
For some, connecting with financial relief through their own PIP coverage is the best approach. To have the facts of your case reviewed, connect with a Florida personal injury lawyer who can guide you through the claims process. Filing a lawsuit may be another possibility.
Did a driver hit and run your vehicle? There are ways to hold parties responsible for damage, even if they didn’t stop. Knowledgeable attorneys can fight for the compensation you need, connect with the legal experts at Roman & Roman to learn more. Our team of personal injury lawyers has over 100 years of combined experience. Book your no-obligation, free consultation today.
Although the law firm of Roman & Roman has offices in Clearwater, Hudson and Tampa, we handle cases and claims throughout Florida. We also meet personally with our clients if at all possible, rather than impersonally over the phone or on the Internet.