Nobody wants to get into a traffic collision. However, one of the worst things that can happen on the roadway is a hit-and-run crash. These incidents can be devastating and leave injured victims wondering what to do in the aftermath. Hit-and-run collisions can become complicated. In some cases, the police are able to locate the negligent driver. However, there are times when that never happens.
All too often, hit-and-run victims are left wondering what their options are with no help from their insurance providers.
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says that hit-and-run collisions are “those in which at least one person involved in a crash flees the scene before offering any (or sufficient) information or aid to the other involved person(s) or fails to properly report the crash.”
During the latest reporting year in the US, there were over 737,000 total hit-and-run collisions. Out of those, more than 2,000 people were killed, and thousands more were injured. Closer to home, there were 12,426 total hit-and-run collisions in Kentucky during the latest reporting year. Out of those, there were 17 fatal and 861 injury collisions.
If you are involved in a hit-and-run crash, the following steps will help you, the police, and others involved.
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