There’s no question that there are many different hazards on the road that you need to be aware of. This has only become more common with the increase in distracted driving. Distracted driving includes driving while texting, driving while eating, or even just driving as you change the radio dial. Anything that causes you to lose focus on the road can be classified as distracted driving.
Distracted driving is only one hazard to be worried about. Drivers who are under the influence are always a problem. It doesn’t matter if the driver has had a few beers, smoked marijuana, or took a pain pill – any of these will affect a driver’s ability to concentrate on the road and make rational decisions. And, there are a variety of other causes for concern as well including vehicle malfunction, medical emergency, natural weather occurrences, and more. All of these things can potentially cause an accident.
What Should You Do If a Driver Doesn’t Stop?
No matter the nature of the accident between two drivers, you’re bound by law to stop. Even if you were the cause of the accident and are afraid of the consequences, please know that things will be worse if you decide to drive off instead. If you find yourself in a situation where you’re the victim and the other driver leaves, the lawyers at Harmon, Linder, and Rogowsky may offer the following advice:
- Try to get the other driver’s license plate number if you can.
- At the very least make a note of the make and model of the car.
- Contact the police right away and tell them that you are the victim of a hit and run.
- Complete an accident report.
- Contact your insurance company.