Being involved in a hit-and-run accident can be a traumatic experience, and it can be challenging to know what steps to take to protect your physical and financial well-being. We at Bashore Green Law Group in Shelby Township, MI, have the experience to help you through this difficult time.
Below are some tips on how to protect yourself in the event of a hit-and-run accident.
1. Know Your Rights
Being aware of your rights when involved in a hit-and-run accident is important. The Michigan Vehicle Code states that when a driver is involved in an accident, they must stop and exchange information with the other driver. If the other driver fails to do so, they are considered to have committed a hit and run. In this situation, you can file a claim with your insurance company. Knowing the Michigan Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits you may be entitled to is necessary.
2. Document the Accident
If you are involved in a hit-and-run accident, it is important to document the details of the incident. Make sure to note the accident's time, date, and location, and take pictures of the scene and any damage to your vehicle. If there were any witnesses to the accident, be sure to get their contact information. All of this information can be used to help our attorneys build a strong case on your behalf.
3. Contact the Police
It is essential to contact the police after a hit-and-run accident. The police can help to investigate the incident and can provide a police report which can be used to support your case.
4. Seek Medical Attention
If you were injured in a hit-and-run accident, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Not only is it important to ensure that you receive the medical care that you need, but it is also important to document your injuries to support your claim.
Our team at Bashore Green Law Group has the experience to help you protect yourself physically and financially when involved in a hit-and-run accident. We can help you understand your rights, investigate the incident, and build a strong case for your claim. If you have been involved in a hit-and-run accident, taking the necessary steps to protect your physical and financial well-being is important. Contact us today at (248) 487-1887 to learn more about how we can help you.