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What should I do after a Georgia hit-and-run accident?

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In the immediate aftermath of an accident, adrenaline is flowing and sometimes it can be hard to focus on what to do. Typically, you would get out of the car, if possible, and exchange information with the other driver. However, in the event of a hit-and-run, it is critical that victims try to remember as many details as possible including:

  • Look at the other vehicle closely. Try and remember the color, make, and model of the car. If you can, notate the license plate number as well as anything that is unique about the car, such as a bumper sticker.
  • Look for damages. Look to see if the other vehicle has front-end damage, or if the side mirror is barely hanging on.
  • Look at the driver. Is the other driver male or female? What color is the driver’s hair? What is the driver’s race? Was there a passenger in the car? Was the driver traveling with children?

Although it can be tough to take all of this information in quickly, especially if you are dealing with physical injuries, it is important to help police locate the driver responsible. As soon as you can, call the police to report the accident and provide them with the details of the other vehicle. When the police arrive to take a report, ask for a copy of the police report.

Additionally, you should seek medical treatment immediately, as your physical health is the most important. You will want to report the accident to your insurance company, and contact an experienced Fulton County, Georgia injury attorney for legal help. For legal advice, contact a knowledgeable Roswell accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at 770.487.8999 for a complimentary consultation.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia