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DC Hit and Run - Front of black car get damaged by accident on the road. IsolatedA DC hit and run occurs when an at-fault driver leaves the scene of an accident. Although this is illegal, some drivers still choose to flee the scene. If you’re the victim of a hit and run accident, you may want to speak with a lawyer. You might be entitled to compensation.

Common Causes of Hit and Run Accidents

Most people know fleeing the scene of an accident is a crime, so you may wonder why some still choose to do it. Here are some common causes of hit and run accidents.

  • No auto insurance. Driving without auto insurance is illegal, so some uninsured drivers may leave the scene of an accident because they don’t want to face fines and other penalties.
  • Drunk driving. A large percentage of hit and run accidents occur due to drunk driving. Drivers who are under the influence of alcohol may flee the scene of an accident because they don’t want to be charged with a DUI. It can carry heavy penalties, such as fines, jail time and driver’s license suspension.
  • Outstanding warrants. Some drivers may flee the scene of a car accident because they know they have outstanding warrants. When a police officer checks their driver’s licenses and sees these warrants, they may be put under arrest.
  • Panic. In some situations, a driver may have a clean record, but just drive away due to fear. They may panic and flee the scene because they don’t know what else to do. 

Steps to Take After a Hit and Run Accident

Being involved in a DC hit and run can be overwhelming and scary. Here are the steps you should take afterward.

  • Contact the police. Fleeing the scene of an accident is a crime, so the police should be notified right away. When police arrive at the scene, tell them everything you may remember, such as the color of the vehicle.
  • Seek medical care. Even if you don’t feel too badly after a hit and run accident, you should still seek emergency medical care. Some injuries don’t always show symptoms right away, and you don’t want to put your health in jeopardy. A doctor should evaluate your injuries and recommend the appropriate treatment. 
  • Talk to witnesses. If there are bystanders at the accident scene, don’t hesitate to ask them for their names and contact information. They may be able to corroborate with your version of events and help your case.
  • Consult a lawyer. If you plan to pursue an injury case against the hit and run driver, you should get in touch with an experienced lawyer. These cases can be quite complex and you want someone knowledgeable and experienced on your side. A lawyer can help you file a timely claim and improve your chances of receiving adequate compensation.

If you were in a DC hit and run, you should schedule a consultation with a qualified lawyer from Cohen & Cohen to discuss your case in detail.

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