Hit and Run

What to do after a hit and run?

Hit and Run Accidents can be traumatic. But here is what you need to do within 90 days to preserve your rights as a hit and run victim...

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 legal consequences.

Once the hit-and-run vehicle proceeds to leave the scene, recording whatever you can see can make a big difference. Remembering part of a license plate number, combined with the make, model, colour or 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, it 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.

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