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Hit and Run

Hit and run accidents are defined as such because the at-fault motorist cannot be identified.

Typically, the at-fault driver leaves the scene of an accident without providing information to the other individuals involved.

If you’ve been involved in a hit and run, even if you do not know the identity of the at-fault driver, you may still be able to bring a claim.

ICBC is required to compensate individuals for vehicle damage, death or injury in cases in which the at-fault motorist is unknown or unidentified.

However, there are clear requirements that must be met.

  1. You have an obligation to take all reasonable steps to identify the at-fault driver.
  2. Write down as much detail as you can about the colour and type of the vehicle, license plates, driver gender, age, or any identifiable features.
  3. Report your claim to ICBC.
  4. Report your claim to the police.
  5. You must also gather names of any witnesses to the accident. If no one comes forward while you are at the accident scene, you will have to try to find witnesses by posting signs or by placing an advertisement in a newspaper.
  6. Talk to a lawyer to make sure you haven’t missed any steps and for advice on your claim.

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