What to do after a hit and run?

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One of the most scary experiences a driver could go through is a hit and run accident. Victims are often hurt and left in dangerous situations. Once a driver flees the scene of the accident they just committed a serious offence. Once caught that driver will have to face serious consequences with the law.

Once the hit & run vehicle proceeded to leave the scene recording whatever you are able to see can make a big difference. Even remembering part of a license plate number, combined with the make, model, color or even vehicle type can help the police identify the perpetrator.

The sooner the police is called and notified, the faster they can act.

What you need to do:

According to the Justice Alberta website, here is what a hit and run victim should do within 90 days:

  • The victim or their personal injury lawyer must give the MVAC a written notice
  • The victim needs to make an effort to identify the driver.
  • In some cases may include advertising for witnesses.
  • If the circumstances prevent you from giving the MVAC written notice within 90 days, an explanation must be provided.

Disclaimer: This article is meant for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. We strongly encourage you to seek the advice of an Alberta Injury Lawyer before making any decisions

Norm Assiff

Norm Assiff

Norm was awarded the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association (ACTLA) President's Award for 2012--awarded to a member of the Alberta bar who has distinguished himself or herself by his or her contribution to the profession or the community, the advancement of the law or their service to ACTLA. He has appeared at all levels of court in Alberta (Provincial Court, Queen's Bench and the Alberta Court of Appeal) as well as the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the Federal Court of Appeal.

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