Usually a hit and run car accident occurs because the driver who caused the accident does not want to be held liable. Well the driver of a recent car accident which occurred in Spokane did not do such a good job covering their tracks. The driver of an SUV rear-ended a vehicle stopped at a red light. The force of impact was so strong that the car which was hit then collided with the vehicle in front of them. Witnesses say the SUV then drove off. While most hit and run car accidents leave the person hit without any evidence of the driver who drove off, this was not the case. The license plate of the SUV was left behind, giving police a good idea of who the driver which caused this car accident might be. In addition, witnesses of the car accident also provided photos of the SUV to police.
What is the Penalty for a Hit and Run?
After causing a car accident it may be daunting to stick around for the consequences. Depending on the situation and the place of the accident what happens next will vary. For example, in most states if no one was injured in the car accident, it will result in a misdemeanor. If another driver, passenger or pedestrian was injured it may result in a felony as well as a fine. Other cases police may warrant an issue for your arrest.
Tips for Filing a Hit and Run Car Accident Claim
Like after any car accident, it is best to stay calm and gather as much information as possible. Some things that are important to gather include:
- The make, model and license plate number of the vehicle that hit you.
- Photos of the car accident scene.
- Pictures of your car, particularly where it was hit and if there is an signs of paint from the other vehicle on your car.
- A police report. Call the police as soon as possible to file an accident report.
- Talk to any witnesses and gather their names and contact information (name, phone number).
If the hit and run car accident occurred while your car was parked, gather the following information:
- The time and location of the incident.
- Photos of any damage to your car.
Spokane Car Accident Lawyer
Contact the experienced Spokane car accident lawyers at Parke Gordon Law Firm to handle your car accident case. Our car accident attorneys have handled hundreds of car accident cases and dealt with many insurance companies. Let the experienced and trusted car accident lawyers at Parke Gordon Law Firm handle your case. Our law firm believes every client deserves fair representation, not just big insurance companies with deep pockets. Contact Parke Gordon Law Firm in Spokane today for a free consultation. This is your opportunity to discuss your car accident case with an experienced attorney. We can usually tell you over the phone if you have a good case. Call (509) 482-7274 now to get started on your car accident case.
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