As the victim of a leaving the scene crime you will be sent an information letter explaining how to pursue criminal charges. Police investigate the criminal portion of your crash. To recover any money for your property damage will require civil litigation. The criminal investigation will not result in getting you reimbursed but will hold the suspect responsible for violating the law. The City of Austin has hundreds of leaving the scene crashes each month. The case will be investigated as resources allow but the investigative process takes time. Please understand each case is important to us but we may not finish the investigation in time to get your car repaired or settle your insurance claim.