What to Do if You're Injured in a Texas Hit-and-Run Car Crash
Being injured in a Dallas car crash is awful enough, but when the driver who caused the accident leaves the scene without stopping, it can add another layer of frustration to the entire ordeal. How are you supposed to pay for your medical bills and other damages if the person to blame is nowhere to be found?
Write down everything. A hit-and-run crash happens in the blink of an eye, but that doesn't mean you didn't see anything. As soon as possible following the accident, write down absolutely everything you can remember about the person that hit you — what they looked like, if there were other people in their car, what kind of car, the car's color, license plate. Even if the only thing you can remember is that it was a minivan, you will narrow down the field of possible suspects greatly.
Call your insurance company. Your insurance company may still be able to help you out, even though the other person's insurance should be paying for the accident. It is likely that they will require that you have uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage, which can be a life saver when you have a run-in with a hit-and-run driver.
Contact a Texas car crash attorney. You have too much to lose when you're injured in a hit-and-run car accident, so make sure the law is on your side. Whether your insurance company is giving you trouble, or the police end up tracking down the person that hit you, you want to have an experienced lawyer on your side to make sure things play out in your favor.
Were you injured in a car accident in Texas, Oklahoma or Arkansas? Contact the car crash attorneys at Girards Law for a free consultation at 888.897.2762