Any sort of motor vehicle accident can be traumatic, but a bicycle accident wherein the motor vehicle driver flees the scene of the collision without exchanging insurance information or making sure that the bicycle rider is okay is difficult to understand and even tougher to live through.
While Parrish Law Firm, PLLC sincerely hopes that you never have to go through a bicycle hit-and-run crash, the Virginia traffic lawyer is here to give you some tips on how to deal with one if it does happen to you.
Dealing With a Bicycle Hit-and-Run Accident
- Call local police. They have the technology and methods to locate drivers who have committed roadway crimes and hold them legally responsible for damages.
- See a doctor for your injuries if necessary. It’s good to have a record of your medical treatment to verify your injuries with insurance companies later on.
- Contact your insurance provider within 24 HOURS. Even if you never catch the motorist who hit you, you may be able to gain compensation for your injuries from your own insurance company through uninsured motorist insurance. The victim has to establish that the at-fault driver fled the scene or did not have insurance.
Parrish Law Firm, PLLC works with Virginia bicyclists who have been injured in hit-and-run accidents and will work to gain them fair compensation. Call us today at 703-906-4229 or send us an email.