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What to do after a hit-and-run car accident

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Hit-and-run car accidents can leave you stressed and scared. Make sure to read up on these tips from Toyota of Orlando to guide you through this stressful event.

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What to do after a hit-and-run car accident

  1. 1. Toyota of Orlando
  2. 2. • A car accident can rock the bravest and best drivers to their core.While something like a fender bender can be really nerve-wracking, a hit-and-run accident adds a whole new level of stress to the situation. • As overwhelming as an accident like this can be, keeping your cool is absolutely essential.To help navigate you through this difficult situation,Toyota of Orlando is here with a guide on how to deal with a hit-and-run car accident.
  3. 3. 1) Assess everyone’s condition • First and foremost, make sure that you and everyone else in your OrlandoToyota vehicle is alright after the car accident. • If you and your passengers have only sustained minor injuries, proceed to the next post-accident steps. • If not, make sure to call 911 immediately and request an ambulance.
  4. 4. 2)Try to move your OrlandoToyota vehicle off the road • Getting out of traffic is essential after a car accident to keep you and your passengers safe. • When getting out of your vehicle, be careful and make sure traffic isn’t flowing quickly around you. • Try to move your car to the shoulder or a spot that’s off of the main road.
  5. 5. 3) Report the incident to the police • After a hit-and-run car accident, make sure to contact the police. Disclose all details you can remember about the assailant. Rust, stickers, damage, the driver’s appearance, license plate number, and so on are all important pieces of info that can help the police pursue the suspect.
  6. 6. 4) Gather witnesses and take pictures • Before or after the police have arrived, make sure to gather witnesses. • Not only will they be helpful in creating an accurate police report. • Plus, they may remember details about the incident that can help the police in their investigation.
  7. 7. 5) File a police report • As a rule of thumb with any car accident, you should always file a police report. • Request a copy of the report to file with your OrlandoToyota auto insurance company and get contact info from the police to request updates throughout the investigation.
  8. 8. 6)Treat your injuries and file a claim • Even if your injuries are minor, make sure to visit your primary care physician or the local hospital to treat your injuries. Get a copy of the treatment records in the event that you decide to press charges should the suspect be caught. • Make sure to file a claim with your OrlandoToyota car insurance company.They can assist you in repairing your vehicle and covering essential car accident expenses.
  9. 9. Repair your car with Toyota of Orlando • Do you need help picking up the pieces after your car accident?Toyota of Orlando can help you! Our body shop is eager to help you and get you back on the road in no time. Give us a call at (407) 298 – 6006 today!

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