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Why It’s Unwise to Follow a Driver That Hits You and Runs

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When you are involved in a hit-and-run accident, the natural inclination is to follow the other driver. This may seem like the right thing to do, but it can actually be very dangerous.

Read on to learn why you should never follow a driver that hits you and runs.

Following Someone Who Runs Can Cause More Problems

If you decide to follow a driver that collides with your vehicle and flees the scene and the driver realizes that they are being followed, they may try to get away, or even worse, they may cause further accidents.

There is typically a reason (or several reasons) why a person chooses to leave the scene of an accident without taking the proper steps, so the last thing you want is to put yourself or anyone else in further danger. You don't know what the person is capable of, and they have already shown that they are willing to leave the scene of an accident rather than face the consequences of their actions.

After being involved in a hit-and-run collision, it is always best to call the police and let them handle the situation. This way, you can have the best chance of the driver being found and held accountable for their actions.

Our Team Can Help Injured Hit-and-Run Car Accident Victims

If you've been the victim of a hit-and-run car accident through no fault of your own, the experienced personal injury lawyers at Whiting Hagg & Dorsey, LLP can help. We will investigate the accident, gather evidence, and work to hold the responsible parties accountable. Contact us today for a free consultation.

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, our lawyers at Whiting Hagg & Dorsey, LLP may be able to help you receive the settlement you deserve. Give us a call at (605) 519-6136 or fill out the online contact form.