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Important Hit and Run Advice from Sioux Falls Personal Injury Lawyer


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2/9/2012
Zimmer, Duncan & Cole
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Being a victim of a hit and run car accident in South Dakota is terrifying; not knowing what to do or who to talk to can make anyone feel helpless.

Take the following actions if you are a victim of a hit and run:

  • If you have not been seriously injured, try to obtain a description of the vehicle that hit you and/or your car, including the license plate number. This information will be important when filing a police report and may be the only lead in determining who caused the hit and run. If you cannot recall the details of the vehicle that caused the hit and run, write down additional details, such as the location and time of the hit and run, as well as the events leading up to the motor vehicle crash.
  • Call the police to report the hit and run and to file a police report.
  • Speak with any witnesses and write down any details they remember. Also obtain the witnesses’ names and contact information, and let them know that your Sioux Falls, SD, personal injury lawyer may be contacting them for additional information.
  • Once the urgent nature of the accident is over, file a claim with your insurance company. If you have been a victim of a hit and run, you should contact a personal injury lawyer from Sioux Falls, SD, right away. An experienced attorney will gather the important documentation and provide it to the insurance company as part of your claim.

If you have information pertaining to the driver who caused the hit and run, your South Dakota personal injury lawyer or insurance company may be able to obtain the name of the driver’s insurance company. Your attorney can then file a claim with the insurance company or through the court to recover damages.

If you have been in a car accident in South Dakota, contact the law office of Zimmer, Duncan & Cole toll free at (888) 733-2992 or complete the contact form on this page to speak with a Sioux Falls, SD, personal injury attorney today.



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