How To Find Hit-and-Run Drivers?

by Dave Rumsey | August 3rd, 2017

Whether you were injured in a car or motorcycle accident, it can be devastating to know that the person who caused the crash fled the scene and is still at-large.

Not knowing who hurt you is frustrating, and it can make getting compensation more complicated. However, just because the other driver left the scene doesn’t mean you’re out of luck when it comes to filing an injury claim.

In some cases, hit-and-run drivers are located hours, days, or weeks after accidents happen. They may be found after evidence is analyzed, including:

  • Surveillance or traffic camera footage – If the accident happened at or near an intersection, there may be traffic camera footage of the crash and the vehicle involved. Accidents that happen in residential or commercial areas also may be recorded by surveillance cameras.
  • Witness statements – Information provided by witnesses can help police track down hit-and-run drivers. They can provide details such as a description of the suspect, the vehicle he or she was driving, and partial or complete license plate numbers.
  • Accident scene debris – Paint smudges, skid marks, broken glass, and other vehicle fragments can help our investigators piece together the type of vehicle that was involved in the crash—which can lead to the hit-and-run driver.

Even if the hit-and-run driver isn’t found, you still may have options for filing a claim for compensation and getting the money you and your loved ones deserve.

At Skolrood Law Firm, we know what it takes to help injured victims like you move forward with their lives after accidents that were caused by another person’s negligence. Fill out a free online form to get in touch with our Roanoke auto accident lawyers.