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Hit and Run Accidents
Motorcyclists, conscious of the dangerous position their vehicle of choice puts them in, are typically more aware of their surroundings and more cautious in order to protect themselves on the road than many other drivers. However, there is little one can do in the face of reckless driving. Hit and run accidents against motorcyclists are all too common, and getting justice for the financial, physical, and emotional trauma is important, yet often difficult.
What to do after being hurt in a hit and run
In the event of a hit and run, there are ways to build a case against the guilty party even without their direct cooperation.
- Get the plate number. If possible, get the license plate number of the other vehicle. If you are unable to, talk to any witnesses to see if they were able to catch sight of it and write it down.
- Report it. Call the police immediately and file a report with them. Even if you weren’t able to get a license plate number, a description of the make and model of the car helps your case.
- Track down witnesses. If possible, include witness testimony in your police report. Having other eyes that corroborate the events of the accident, and possibly have more information, will help immensely.
- Contact insurance. Call your insurance provider to report your accident as a hit-and-run. As the victim, your rates should not be affected.
If the party at fault is identified, you are entitled to file a claim as the victim of a hit and run. Our legal team can help you obtain compensation for any injuries or property damage sustained in the accident.
Consult with The Biker Lawyers
If you were the victim of a hit and run on your motorcycle, consult with an Iowa motorcycle accident attorney to explore your legal options. Contact the attorneys with The Biker Lawyers, about what compensation may be available to you with a personal injury claim. To discuss your case, call our offices at (877) 209-9452 today.