Be aware of hit and run drivers

It is a sad fact that many drivers in Kentucky will become involved in a car accident at some point in their lives. With so many people on the roads, often preoccupied with their thoughts, rushing to get somewhere or simply not paying enough attention, it is hardly surprising that crashes occur so frequently. Unfortunately, these incidents often result in serious injuries or worse for those involved.

If you are involved in an accident, it is important to notify the police, especially if anyone has been injured or any property has been damaged as a result of the crash. It is also vital to summon medical assistance for anyone who requires it. Ensure any casualties are safe from further harm, but do not attempt to move anyone unless another hazard threatens their safety.

As this article on car accidents explains, you should also exchange details with other drivers and any witnesses to the incident. However, not everyone stays at the scene. Leaving an accident without stopping to adhere to legal requirements, such as offering identification and helping those in need is a crime. If you become aware of someone leaving the scene before they should, remember to report this hit and run driver to the police.

An attorney could be helpful if you have been the victim of a car crash, especially if the person responsible fled the scene. Your attorney may be able to advise you on the best course of action to take and support you if you decide to claim compensation or seek a payout from your insurance provider.

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