Hit and Run Drivers
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Oregon law requires the driver of any vehicle involved in an accident to stop, remain at the scene, exchange information with the other driver, and lend assistance if the other driver is injured. If the other driver is seriously injured, the failure to perform these duties is a felony.
If you are injured by a hit-and-run driver, you should report the accident to police immediately. As with any car or truck accident, you should get the names and detailed contact information of any witnesses.
If the hit-and-run driver cannot be found, you can file a claim against your own auto insurance company for uninsured benefits. To ensure coverage, you must report the accident to police within 72 hours, and file a required statement with your insurer within 30 days.
A hit-and-run vehicle that causes an accident but does not contact your vehicle is known as a phantom vehicle. If you are hit by a phantom vehicle, you will need an independent witness or other evidence other than your own testimony to substantiate the accident.
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