What Should I Do After a Hit & Run?

You might be at a loss about what to do after a hit-and-run. If you’ve been involved in an accident, it’s essential to know what steps to take to protect your rights and seek the compensation you deserve. After a hit-and-run incident, the first priority is to ensure your safety and the safety of others involved. Once you’ve ensured everyone’s well-being, follow these crucial steps:

How Can I Receive Compensation If the Driver Isn’t Found?

Not all is lost if the driver in a hit-and-run accident is not found. You may still be able to receive compensation through other avenues. Depending on your insurance coverage, you may be eligible to make a claim under uninsured motorist coverage or through a government compensation program. An experienced personal injury lawyer specializing in hit-and-run accidents can guide you through the process, helping you explore all available options to seek compensation for your injuries and damages. At Zhivov Law, we will work diligently to gather evidence, communicate with insurance companies, and advocate for your rights to ensure you receive the maximum possible compensation in such unfortunate circumstances.

What Happens If the Driver Isn’t Insured?

In Alberta, it is mandatory for all drivers to carry a minimum level of auto insurance coverage. If the driver involved in an accident is not insured, it can complicate matters when seeking compensation.

In such cases, you may still have options available. You can pursue a claim through your insurance company if you have uninsured motorist coverage, which protects against uninsured drivers. Additionally, you may be eligible to seek compensation through the Alberta government’s Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Program (MVAC).

Consulting with a personal injury lawyer from Zhivov Law can help you understand your rights and navigate the legal process to pursue the compensation you deserve in accordance with Alberta laws.

How Do I Know If I Have a Case?

At Zhivov Law, we understand that many individuals may feel discouraged from seeking legal assistance after a hit-and-run, assuming that pursuing the case would be futile. However, we are here to assure you that contacting a personal injury lawyer for a hit-and-run accident is absolutely worth it, and we strive to make the entire process worthwhile for our clients. When you choose us, you gain a dedicated legal team that is committed to fighting for your rights and seeking the justice you deserve.


Our first step is to conduct a thorough and meticulous assessment of your case. By carefully examining the details, we can determine whether you have a viable hit-and-run claim that can lead to pursuing compensation for your injuries and damages.


We firmly believe that everyone deserves justice, regardless of the circumstances surrounding a motor vehicle accident. Our team is dedicated to advocating for your rights, holding negligent parties accountable, and seeking the maximum compensation possible on your behalf. Don’t let the fear of futility deter you from seeking justice. Contact us today for a free consultation, and let us help you navigate the path toward recovery and rightful compensation. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Prioritize your safety and the safety of others involved. Call emergency services and report the incident to the police. Try to gather as much information as possible about the fleeing vehicle, such as its make, model, colour, and license plate number. Also, collect contact information from any witnesses.

It is advisable to seek medical attention as some injuries may not be immediately apparent. A healthcare professional can assess your condition and document any injuries, which may be important for insurance claims or legal proceedings.

A personal injury lawyer can guide you through the legal process, investigate the incident, gather evidence, communicate with insurance companies, and advocate on your behalf. They will work to protect your rights and seek fair compensation for your injuries and losses resulting from the hit and run accident.