When driving, everyone’s biggest fears is getting into an accident. But what if you see the person that hit you driving away?
First, don’t chase the other driver. That only puts you at risk for being in another accident.
Instead, take a picture of the car, including the license plate. If you don’t have a camera handy, you write down the car’s license plate number. Even if you only get part of the license plate, it’s better than nothing.
The next thing to do is to call the police. Fleeing the scene of an accident is a crime in Massachusetts, and the police will pursue the matter. Tell them you were in an accident, and the other driver fled the scene. They will ask for any identifying information about the car, such as make, model, color, and license plate. The police will then do their best to track down the car.
If you are injured, we suggest calling an attorney to guide you through the reporting process. Depending on whether the other vehicle is found, it could affect which insurance policies are triggered. Having an attorney in the beginning can save from headaches down the road.
Having an attorney can also help track down video of the incident. Many homeowners and business owners have video of the street. But, these videos often get deleted if not preserved.