A hit-and-run accident is complicated, because hit-and-run crashes can result in a driver fleeing and not ever being found. If the driver isn't found, the person who suffered an injury may have to pursue compensation through their own insurance plans, which becomes frustrating. Fortunately, most of the time, hit-and-run drivers are found by police not long after an incident. In those cases, drivers are charged for fleeing the scene and can be held liable for the accident.
The truth is that even if the person who fled the scene was the victim, he or she may be considered to be at fault now. Leaving the scene without stopping and contacting the authorities is against the law in the United States, further complicating things for the person who left the scene prematurely.