Q: I was in a car accident but the person who hit me left the scene before the police came. What should I do?
A: If you have not already reported your accident to the police and your insurance company, do so immediately. It is important to have an official record of what happened. If you were able to get a license plate number, that would be especially helpful to track down the other driver’s insurance company. In the event that you did not, your insurance company needs to be apprised of the fact that you may have an uninsured motorist claim. Once you’ve notified the authorities, get a thorough check up from your physician. While you may feel fine right after the accident, it is not uncommon to have symptoms even days later. And lastly, get an attorney who will work for you and your interests. The entire process can be overwhelming. Getting good medical care and reimbursement for the damage to your vehicle are your priorities. Your attorney will make certain that you get everything you deserve.