Despite the assumption that most in Pottsville know not to leave the scene of an auto accident involving a pedestrian, statistics show that countless hit-and-run accidents continue to happen every year. If fact, information gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows nearly one out of every five pedestrian fatalities comes as the result of a hit-and-run collision. If you ever happen to be involved in such an accident and are fortunate enough to survive, knowing what to do to identify the other driver may be vital in you getting him or her to answer for the injuries and damages he or she caused.
If you do happen to be struck by a vehicle while walking, it is important that you remember to see to your own safety and well-being first. Then, if you are still capable of clear thought, and any injuries you may have sustained will permit you to do so, consider adhering to the following steps:
While none of these suggestions should be taken as legal advice, they could prove to be valuable tips to helping overcome the distress of a hit-and-run.