I was the victim of a hit and run accident. What should I do now?

One of the first things that you need to do is to call the police and get them to write an accident report. Having documentation to prove you were in an accident and that you reported the accident is going to help you later. The police do not just write up a report they also attempt to track down witnesses or interview any that are at the scene of the crash.

Next you should report the accident to your insurance company. Many insurance companies require that you report the accident as soon as possible. Pennsylvania uninsured motorist coverage (UM) does cover injuries sustained in a hit and run accident. If you do not have a police report, then your chance at recovering compensation may disappear.

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