What should you do if you are involved in a Hit and Run Accident

Joel J. Kofsky

If the driver responsible for the accident is found, he/she will be held liable for damages including medical bills, pain, lost wages and other consequences that victims have suffered.

A typical car accident is stressful enough, but a hit and run accident puts even more pressure on accidents victims. Yet, thousands of drivers in Pennsylvania suffer these accidents every year, and more often than not, they do not know where to turn for help. In approximately 11% of all car accidents, one of the drivers flee the scene.

Leaving the scene of an accident is never the answer. In Pennsylvania, over 100,000 traffic crashes happen every year. The consequences drivers are subject to if they leave the scene depends on the type of accident, who have been affected and how. It’s often not the accident that is likely to lead to serious charges; it is leaving the scene that warrants legal ramification.

If the driver responsible for the accident is found, he/she will be held liable for damages including medical bills, pain, lost wages and other consequences that victims have suffered. But, in the meantime, victims need to make sure that they are on the road to recovery.

Hit and run accident attorney Joel Kofsky advises victims of hit and run accidents. “First and foremost, you have to remain calm. If you are in a hit and run accident that results in damage to a vehicle or a driver, you must call the police and provide assistance to anyone who is injured.”

Sadly, remaining calm in a hit and run is not often the case. Victims are worried that the driver at fault will never be discovered. That leaves the victim with the need to seek damages from his insurance company rather than the insurance company of the driver at…

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