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Are there ways to locate hit and run drivers?

In Ohio, whether you're in a car, on a bike, or walking, you have the chance of getting involved in a car accident. Unfortunately, some of those accidents might be hit-and-run, meaning the driver who is responsible for the crash leaves the scene before they can be held accountable. If this has happened to you, you might be wondering if there's anything you can do in order to gain financial compensation or track down the responsible driver.

FindLaw lists five things that victims of hit and run accidents should do immediately after the accident occurs. This includes taking note of any potentially identifying marks of the vehicle. Did you see the make or model? Do you remember the color? What about details that might make it stand out, like bumper stickers and decals or unique paint jobs? Of course, if you're able to write down the license plate of the driver in question, that would be even more helpful as it will allow police to easily track the offender down.

Identifying witnesses can also be a help to you. Obviously if you were just involved in a crash, your observational skills might not be at their peak. However, people around you who were uninvolved but still witnessed the accident may have a better recollection than you. Not only that, but people observing from different angles could get different descriptions of the car, providing police with a more whole picture.

If you are able to employ these tactics, then you increase your chances of being able to locate the driver who hit you and fled the scene. And once you do that, you'll be able to hold them accountable for their actions and get the financial compensation that you deserve.

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