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Dealing With a Hit & Run Car Accident

Understanding Your Legal Options

If you’ve been hit and injured by another driver who fled the scene of the accident, you may be feeling unsure of what to do next. It’s important to take the proper precautions for such situations in order to avoid facing costly medical bills, auto repairs, and lost wages on your own. If you have purchased uninsured/underinsured driver protection, you may be able to file a claim with your own auto insurance provider after a hit and run accident. This type of protection can also come in handy should you be hit by another motorist who, while they may not flee the scene of the accident, does not have enough auto insurance (or any at all) to cover the cost of your damages.

Uninsured/underinsured motorist protection insurance (UM/UIM) can assist you with everything from medical bills to lost income should you be involved in a hit and run accident caused by another negligent driver in New Mexico. At Harmonson Law Firm, our El Paso hit and run attorney can help you determine whether or not you have coverage under a UM/UIM policy and if so, what extent of damages is covered.

Reach out to our firm today at (915) 228-4140 to learn more about how we can assist you after you are involved in a hit and run accident.

What to Do After a Hit & Run Accident

Being involved in any car accident is a frightening experience. Hit and run accidents—when another motorist causes a collision and then flees the scene—can be especially upsetting. Not only are you dealing with the aftermath of an accident, including possible injuries, damage to your vehicle, and loss of income from time you must take off work to address these issues, but you are also dealing with the injustice of suffering these consequences on your own, even though the accident was not your fault. Taking the proper steps after a hit and run accident can make a difference in the outcome of the incident.

What should you do after being involved in a hit and run?

  • Remain at the scene of the accident—do not attempt to follow the other car
  • Take note of any injuries you have sustained and seek medical attention right away
  • Move your car out of the way of traffic, if possible, or safely exit the vehicle
  • Try to get the make, model, and license plate number of the other car, if possible
  • Report the collision to local law enforcement and provide any relevant details
  • File an accident report with the police, providing any available witness statements
  • Report the hit and run to your own automobile insurance company
  • Reach out to an El Paso hit and run attorney who can help you file a claim

UM/UIM coverage is available to most drivers in New Mexico unless you signed a waiver rejecting UM/UIM coverage with your auto insurance provider. Harmonson Law Firm can help you understand your options after a hit and run accident. Our skilled attorney has extensive experience handling these types of claims throughout New Mexico and Texas and will work with you to help you get the recovery you need to move on from the accident.

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