Hit and run accident cases in Texas has become a source of concern to innocent motorists. The best we can do is to know how we can protect ourselves and our rights to reduce our loses when affected. Fortunately, Texas car insurance have policies that cover for both an uninsured motorist, just in case, the ‘hit and run’ driver does not have insurance. However, you as the victim must have uninsured motorist insurance within your policy.
5 steps to take if you become a victim of a hit and run accident in Texas
Don’t be in a hurry to leave the accident scene
Unless urgent medical attention is needed, don’t be in a hurry to leave the hit and run accident scene. Stay there and capture as many details about the accident as you can. Note any information you can about the other car before it zooms off, take photographs of the scene, get eye-witness contact information and call the police while at the scene.
Contact a Texas car attorney
An experienced auto accident attorney can help you manage your claim-filling process and protect you from claim adjusters whose sole job is to ensure you don’t get as much benefit as you deserve. An experienced lawyer can also help with further investigations.
Speak to your insurance agent
Like we suggested earlier, it will be in your best interest to do this while still at the scene of the accident. Report only the facts and details of the crash and be careful not to accept any aspect of the blame because your insurance agent will be looking out for that.
Call the police immediately
Even if the police fail to unravel the identity of the other motorist involved in the hit and run accident, their arrival at the scene of the accident will help with uncovering a lot of other evidence that you could have neglected. Again, call the cops while still at the scene of the accident.
Go and see a doctor
We also advise that you get medical help as soon as you can, not just for the treatment of any bodily injuries that might have arisen from the accident, but a doctor’s report will help for proper documentation and claim to file. This will help your financial recovery move.