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What to do after a hit-and-run in Georgia?

On Behalf of | Jun 14, 2024 | Personal Injury |

After a car crash, some people might get scared or feel guilty, causing them to flee the scene. This occurs more often than we think. So, it is helpful to be prepared for a scenario like this.

In Georgia, it is required that you check yourself and the other driver for injuries following an accident and exchange information afterward. However, you might feel lost about what to do next in a hit-and-run. Here are some steps that you can take to protect yourself.

Call the police

If a driver runs away, call the police immediately. When talking to the police, request medical assistance if you need it. The police will gather information and file a report about the hit-and-run and search for the perpetrator.

The police will interrogate you and other witnesses for information, so try to remember any details about the driver or the car, such as the color and the model. They will also document the evidence left on the road, such as plastic pieces, and request video evidence if there is any.

Contact your insurance company

The state requires drivers to have insurance coverage. You should contact your insurance company for compensation for your injuries, or if the other driver is found, you can file a lawsuit.

Keep track of the car repairs or medical bills after the accident so you know the amount of the damages. It’s recommended that you request an experienced lawyer to assist you in dealing with the police and the insurance company.

Nobody wants to be involved in a car crash, but knowing what to do after a hit-and-run is important. If you happen to be in a situation like this, do not hesitate to ask a lawyer any questions about your options.