If you wake up in the hospital after a car crash, you might not know what happened. Your last memory might be of driving along happily. Then what?
If another driver hit your vehicle, they might not have stopped. It happens a lot when people don’t have a license or insurance.
Thankfully there are several ways to get information about what happened. While they won’t all apply in all circumstances, you might only need one.
An in-car camera
Maybe it’s your dash cam. Perhaps it’s one that someone shares with the police after they appeal for information. This real-time on-the-road footage could, for example, show how another vehicle pulled out of a turning and hit you side on. Or maybe it shows a vehicle speeding down the road with fresh damage a few miles after it hit you and didn’t stop.
Property owners often have one or more cameras pointing toward the street. Maybe they’re designed to show who is ringing the buzzer to enter or to deter thieves in the parking lot, but if they also catch a glimpse of passing cars, it could be they caught your hit-and-run driver.
People who see a crash may report it to the police, but often they prefer not to get involved. Putting out a plea for help could convince someone to come forward. Or it might make them realize that the car they saw driving in a hurry was doing so because it had just hit you.
Getting appropriate legal help increases the chance you discover who injured you and can seek compensation.