What Should I do After a Hit-and-Run Accident?

Teenager in distress after car accident

Any type of car accident is upsetting, but it’s especially disturbing when the person who hit you leaves the scene. However, with a thorough investigation and legal action, you may be able to get the justice and compensation you deserve. Before we discuss actions to take after this type of accident, we want to go over how often these accidents occur.


Hit-and-Run accidents are quite common. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were over 2,500 fatalities in crashes involving hit-and-run drivers in 2020 alone.

What Should I Do?

If you are the victim of a hit-and-run, the first thing you should do is seek safety and get treatment for your injuries. If you are able, move your vehicle off the road and call 911.

After the collision, make notes of your recollection of the details of the accident. Be sure to document information regarding the other vehicle (make, model, color, license plate, etc.) and driver. Also, take pictures of your vehicle and the area where the accident occurred. Soon after the accident, you should contact your insurance provider to begin your claims process and contact a car accident attorney to discuss your potential case.

We Can Help

The Cunningham Bounds team hopes this information gives you a better understanding of what actions a person should take after this type of accident. If you have questions or want us to assist you with your claim, reach out to our firm today. We have extensive experience handling automobile accidents, and we’ll work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.

Contact our firm at (844) 417-0930 or visit our website to fill out a consultation request form.