What Do I Do…

If my car is involved in a hit & run?

Hit & run accidents are becoming more common. Whether your car is hit while parked or another vehicle leaves the scene of an accident, follow these steps to stay safe and get your claim filed properly.

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If you are involved in a hit and run while driving:

  • Pull over to a safe area. DO NOT try to chase the car that hit you. Chasing can lead to reckless driving, putting you and other drivers at risk.
  • Call the police to make a report.
  • If you were able to see the plate number of the car that hit you, write it down. Write down any information such as make and model of the car that hit you that you recall. Take down the time and place where the accident occurred.
  • Check for witnesses to the accident, if the police are not coming to the scene, see if they are willing to give you their contact information to put on the police report.
  • File a report with the local police and file a claim with your insurance company.

If you are involved in a hit and run while parked:

  • Call the police to make a report.
  • If the police are not coming to the scene, take pictures of the scene, take note of the time, location, and damage to your car.
  • See if there are any witnesses willing to give their contact information.
  • File a claim with your insurance company.

To report a claim with LSB click here or call the office at 598-8304.

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Sources: DMV.org Hit & RunSafety Insurance – If You’re In An Accident

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