A “miss and run” results in an accident, but the at-fault vehicle does not make visible physical contact with your car before leaving the scene. Often, contact with the disappearing vehicle was avoided by good driving, but collision of the innocent vehicle with roadside objects or another vehicle is the result.
An example of a “miss and run” occurred near St. John’s this long weekend, when one vehicle caused another to go off the highway when it abruptly changed lanes. There was no contact between the vehicles.
The big difference between “miss and run” and “hit and run” accidents is that miss and run accidents suffer from a lack of evidence. Insurance companies often think that the miss and run vehicle is imaginary.
There may still be physical evidence which helps to prove the case. Tire marks may be left on the pavement, cameras may have been in the area, and there may be witnesses to support your story. But this kind of evidence needs to be investigated and preserved quickly, so delaying before you speak to a motor vehicle accident lawyer can be fatal to your claim!