Hit and run accidents are more common than one would think. When a hit and run accident is committed it can be an extremely traumatic and difficult crime to accept.
Hit and runs are often due to drivers being too intoxicated to make right decisions, or they may be an uninsured driver. Many people who have been the victim of a Hit and Run road accident often believe that there is no legal solution they can take. Thankfully this is not the case.
What to do in a Hit and Run Accident
A hit and run accident is when a vehicle is struck by another vehicle and the driver at fault continues to drive away without stopping. This is a serious criminal offence.
If you are the victim of a hit and run accident you must first report the incident to the police.
Take notes of any witnesses contact details as well as any damage and injury, if possible take photographs. Fortunately it is possible to claim compensation from a hit and run accident. The Motor Insurers Bureau was set up to help those in this precise position.
If you live in Scotland and have been involved in a hit and run accident contact Watermans Accident Claims and Care, and speak to one of our highly qualified solicitors about making a compensation claim today.