Collecting Hit-and-Run Evidence Other Than a License Plate Number

Many of those that were involved in hit-and-run accidents in Pottsville who come to us here at The Law Offices of Anthony Urban, P.C. for help do so with very little information regarding the drivers that struck them. If you or a loved one are ever hit by a car while walking or crossing the street, making a mental note of the license plate number of the vehicle involved may not be the first thing on your mind. You or your loved one may have injuries or other more immediate needs to attend to. If after dealing with those matters the driver that caused the accident is gone, what are you to do?

First and foremost, you should not panic. USA Today reports that 1,449 hit-and-run fatalities occurred in the U.S. as recently as 2011, and it may be safe to assume that the victims or witnesses in many of those cases were not able to record the negligent driver’s license plate number. Yet there are other observations that may be helpful in assisting the investigation of your accident. These include:

If you have a smartphone, use its camera to make as many pictures as you can of the accident scene, including the exact location where you or your loved one was hit, and any evidence the vehicle may have left, such as tire marks on road.

You can find more information on dealing with auto-pedestrian accidents by continuing to explore our site.