If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of a hit and run, you’re probably well aware that the situation is less than ideal. With nobody who is claiming fault for the issue, it sometimes is left up to you to front the costs for both repairs and potential injuries sustained due to the accident. Luckily for many, there are things that you can and should be doing, if this story ever features you. Take a look below at the critical steps necessary to achieving the return you rightfully deserve.
Notify the Police
As with many incidents such as this, it’s important to make sure that you’re notifying authorities of this occurrence, and filing a police report as soon as possible. Because this is a sensitive matter which can also be tied to injury, it’s important to have it done as soon as possible in order to begin the search for the person. One of the main things to remember here is to allow the police to conduct their investigation, and not go out searching on your own. When they figure out who is responsible for the hit and run, you’ll know and then can proceed with your next course of action
Hire A Lawyer
No matter how minimal the damage was, it’s important to have an attorney on standby when it comes to a situation like this. Because of court fees, upfront costs, potential hospital bills and more, there are a ton of reasons why you shouldn’t handle it on your own, without asking for compensation. A qualified attorney can help you get back those fees and then some, especially if there was a lot of damage or suffering endured due to the accident.
To learn more about how you can receive the best representation during these times, make sure you’re keeping up to date with an attorney — specifically one who is qualified to represent you during times like this.
Founded in 2000, Gaines, Novick, Ponzini, Cossu & Venditti, LLP brings together a group of highly qualified attorneys focused on serving the legal needs of individuals, businesses and municipalities throughout New York, Connecticut and the surrounding areas.
For appellate cases, we have a number of attorneys that specialize in the specific fields you may be looking for. To learn more about our firm, please click here to see a summary of our practice areas, or contact us at 914-288-9595 or by filling out this online form today.