By law in the State of Oklahoma, it is mandatory for drivers to remain at the scene of a car wreck involving vehicle damage, an injury, or death. Drivers must provide aid and give all parties involved their car insurance information and contact information. Drivers who leave the scene of the wreck before doing this could be charged with a hit-and-run, which can result in a misdemeanor or a felony along with severe penalties.
So what should you do if you’re involved in a wreck where vehicle damage or injuries are involved, but the other driver(s) leave the scene of the wreck? Continue to proceed as you would if the driver(s) had stayed. Call 911 to have the police (and potentially paramedics) dispatched to the scene. If you’re able to, take photos of your vehicle and find any potential eyewitnesses to your collision.
Lloyd & Lloyd can do the rest. We’ll communicate with the police and any potential eyewitnesses in order to find the driver or drivers responsible for your crash. If we’re able to find them, we’ll assist you in proceeding with legal action against them.
If you’ve already been involved in a hit-and-run collision, please contact Lloyd & Lloyd to discuss your legal options as soon as possible.