A lot of people boast of spelling hell and doom on those who hit them with their car when they’re either on a stroll or just trekking downtown to get a cup of banana shake. The fact is this, being hit by a car is one thing, getting the car and its owner down to pay for their misdeeds is another, and finally, foretelling your health condition and the location where a possible hit might occur is also an entirely different thing.
Sometimes, some persons have have been hit and they die instantly while the hit and run driver makes it by scaling away. While in some car accident cases, a few hit and run drivers have been arrested and made to face the full rot of the law. Pray that such never happens! However, If you’re opportune to be in safe hands after any hit case, be thankful to your stars but don’t forget to take a legal action immediately. This will not only help you seek and get justice to yourself, but will also help discipline the driver against future occurrence. Here are the best things to do.
Stay calm at that moment.
It is obvious that some people barely know this practice. But no matter how understandably traumatized you are, it is advisable that you don’t scream or start abusing ,cursing or throwing tantrums at the driver while you can. Losing one’s temper, on so many occasions have and would not help anything to get resolved. Especially when the driver is such a reasonable one and stops to get things settled (unlike a few chaotic drivers who’d look for every means possible to evade the accident scene) and in fact; may make you look less sympathetic to the police.
Ensure you Place a call to the police and wait for them.
Another thing is this, while you’re down or still have strength to cope. You should never be tempted to just stumble home. It is undoubtedly right that your shock may keep you from noticing that a big damage have been done to you. Simply call 911 and pressure them to bring the attention of the police and get medical help and evaluation Asap! Ensure to ask the driver to wait until the police is there, if he becomes violent and wouldn’t listen — then it is better to create a scene with the available strength you have. Ensure that passersby and other car owners stop by and help prevent him from running or acting crazy.
Swiftly bring out your phone and begin to gather as many relevant pictures and video shoots as possible from the scene. Snap the plate number of the car, the body and capture the color accurately. Take a shot of the driver from whatever perspective you can capture him (preferably the face), and save them to a secured location on your mobile phone for witness and evidence purpose. In some situations, voice recording of each conversation on the scene is deemed relevant, especially when drivers are violent and try to act funny.