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Green Bay hit-and-run accident lawyersAlthough they are less common than other types of accidents, hit-and-run accidents still pose a real and serious threat to drivers in Wisconsin. To make matters worse, the process of pursuing compensation for these crashes can be both complex and frustrating. Thankfully, there are some ways to reduce the stress and confusion of a hit-and-run accident claim.

When the Accident Happens

One of the biggest challenges in a hit-and-run accident is proving that the accident was the result of another driver. Insurance companies often try to write these crashes off as fraudulent claims and may attempt to deny it, based on that assumption. As such, it is crucial that you take the time to file a police report while still at the scene of the accident. Gather statements from witnesses, and be sure to get their names, addresses, and phone numbers; they can help validate your claim.


Appleton personal injury attorney, Herrling Clark Law Firm Ltd., hit-and-run accident, hit-and-run driver, traffic accident, hit-and-run victim, Green Bay personal injury attorneys, Wisconsin car accident, Wisconsin personal injuryTraffic accidents are inconvenient at their best, and at their worst they can forever change the lives of those involved. Fortunately, the legal system allows victims to recover for their injuries, and helps people get back on their feet. In order for this to occur, however, victims need to know who caused their injuries in the first place. Hence, hit-and-run accidents are particularly problematic. Wisconsin has implemented a statute that gives drivers a duty to remain on the scene of a traffic accident. Sadly, not all drivers obey that duty. But, victims still have options for tracking down a hit-and-run driver and recovering—even if the driver cannot be identified.

Identifying the Driver

The ideal way to recover from a hit-and-run accident is to identify the driver and bring him or her to court. Traffic accidents can be disorienting, so this may be difficult. Therefore, immediately after the accident, a victim should try to recall any information about the fleeing vehicle. Vehicle specifics such as color, make, model, and license number are all helpful. Also,  there may be witnesses on the scene who can help provide identifying information. In addition, some witnesses may have had the presence of mind to take pictures or video of the fleeing driver, which can be beneficial. Similarly, traffic cameras or other surveillance video may also help a victim identify a driver.

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