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What do I do After a Hit and Run?

Another vehicle hit you and then left the scene without identifying itself. Whether the vehicle caused this accident or not, this is classified as a hit and run. Knowing what to do ahead of the time is critical in situations like these. Here is what you need to know, and do, after a hit and run. What to Do After a Hit and Run Seek medical help – First things first. Make sure that you get any injuries suffered properly treated. In some cases, injuries may be completely internal, so it’s important to get checked out even if you appear to be uninjured. Collect evidence – If possible, get the car’s license plate number. This will make it more likely your insurance company will reimburse your deductible and help the police find the driver. The make, model, and color will help if you can’t get the plate number. Take pictures…
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Who Can Help After A Hit and Run Wrongful Death Accident?

Last month in Crowley, Louisiana, an all too familiar story played out around midnight near The Meadows Apartments. A sixteen year old girl was hit by a driver who did not stop and provide aid or call an ambulance. Referred to as a hit-and-run, these incidents are common and usually involve alcohol. The driver at fault is wanted on murder charges for the girl’s death, and additional hit-and-run charges for two other teenagers he struck with his car who survived their injuries. Hit-and-runs are a criminal offense, but perpetrators can also be subject to wrongful death suits. In wrongful death lawsuits, a civil case is filed against the defendant, and damages are pursued. These damages can be monetary, such as financial compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, funeral costs, and emotional distress. In addition, punitive damages can be applied on top of the criminal charges. Even if criminal charges are…
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