What to do if You're Hit in a Hit-and-Run Accident

Serving Greater Vancouver and Nearby Areas of British Columbia

In Vancouver, a hit and run car accident can be complicated if the driver cannot be identified. Dealing with ICBC laws can be time consuming and downright confusing. If you have been the victim of a hit-and-run accident, our experienced Vancouver pedestrian accident lawyers can help you navigate the complex legal process.

3 Steps to Take After a Hit-and-Run Accident

  1. Get Medical Help - Get help at the scene if anyone is seriously injured.  Otherwise, see a doctor as soon as possible to make sure there are no hidden injuries. Keep track of all medical treatments and keep records.
  2. Gather Information – Try to get the names and numbers of any witnesses. If you can remember any identifying details, even a partial license plate number, be sure to write it down. If possible, take photos of the scene and any damage.  Post a sign as soon as possible at the accident location seeking witnesses to the accident.
  3. Get Professional Support – Be sure the police are contacted and an accident report is filed. Seek medical help as soon as possible. Contact an experienced Vancouver accident lawyer to make sure your rights are protected.

Be sure to meet with an experienced accident and injury lawyer like those at Stephens and Holman before you sign anything, and don’t wait too long. There are important steps that should be taken as soon as possible to ensure that you have a viable claim.  There are strict time limits on actions involving ICBC, so please call us today at 604-730-4120. We serve greater Vancouver and all of British Columbia.