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The aftermath of a hit and run accident

On Behalf of | Aug 11, 2017 | Firm News, motor vehicle accidents

Many Ohio residents have been in a car accident before, but not everyone has been the victim of a hit and run accident. For most decent people, it is hard to imagine a person would flee after causing an accident that may have resulted in significant property damage or injuries. But hit and run accidents aren’t all that uncommon.

The obvious first step in the aftermath of any type of car accident is to make sure that those who require medical attention are treated. From there, when one of the vehicles involved in the accident flees the scene, law enforcement officials will need information to go by in order to attempt to track the other driver down. The injured parties and any eyewitnesses will need to try to remember the details about the car and the driver, such as the make and model of the car, the color of the car and the identifying characteristics of the driver.

For the injured parties, the need to track down the other driver could be based on the issue of recovering financial compensation. For law enforcement officials, the other driver may be facing criminal charges, even felony charges.

Victims who have been injured in a hit and run accident may feel helpless at first, but law enforcement officials will do their best to find the other driver. If the other driver is convicted of charges related to the hit and run incident, that could be powerful evidence in a civil personal injury lawsuit.

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