Car accidents, no matter the cause or severity, are frustrating. For starters, a car accident completely turns your day upside down, and that’s in the best-case scenario. Worse yet, you may sustain serious injuries. That said, an automotive accident where the other driver flees the situation will always add another layer of aggravation to an already bad situation.
Hit-and-run accident claims often hinge on whether or not the hit-and-run driver was found. For instance, if the other driver remains unidentified, then you may be stuck negotiating your compensation with your own insurance company. And of course, this contingency breaks down into further sub-contingencies based on the nature of your accident. Did the accident involve a vehicle of your own? Were you a pedestrian or cyclist at the time of the accident? All of these questions are relevant in determining exactly whom you should seek compensation from if the police never find the offending party.
But, maybe you’re luckier and the police identify the driver. Generally speaking, the case may go in the following directions: the driver pleas to a lesser charge, a judge dismisses the case, or the court reaches a verdict of guilty or not guilty. Of course, some of these outcomes do not necessarily lead to the halt of legal pursuit. If the court finds the offending driver not guilty, you may still have grounds for pursuing a civil lawsuit. Additionally, the dynamics of hit-and-run accident cases are much different when the offending driver is never found. Now a completely different set of questions becomes relevant. It gets a little hazy.
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Within the state of Florida, 25% of all crashes involve hit and run accidents according to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Department. Between 2016 and 2020, Florida accounted for 600,185 accidents resulting in 1,298 fatalities. 85% of those fatalities occur during the evening hours. The sunshine state stands at second in the United States for fatalities caused by hit and run accidents according to statistics reported by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. However, these accidents come in many different variations. Some of the most common include:
Hit-and-run accidents are a very broad category of motor vehicle accidents; so, each individual case varies widely in many respects. For one, it would honestly be easier to list injuries that you couldn’t get from a hit-and-run accident than those that you could. That said, common injuries associated with all forms of motor vehicle accidents include:
Whenever you suffer a serious injury as the result of third-party negligence, you should always seek the legal counsel of an experienced attorney. This is especially true if the at-fault driver is not found, and you have to take up compensation with your insurance company. These corporations have endless resources to keep you from getting the settlement that you deserve. However, with the right legal team in your corner, you may be entitled to the following forms of compensation:
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If you or a member of your party are able, you should always immediately start by documenting as much of the accident as possible. Assuming that your smartphone or camera is still working, photos are a very useful form of evidence and with good reason. With current technology, photos are very hard to misinterpret. Make sure to take photos of the entire scene, especially everyone’s injuries and personal property damage.
Report the incident to the police and retrieve a copy of their accident report as soon as possible. During this time, it is important to keep track of any bills incurred from the accident. This includes personal property repairs, automotive parts replacements, and medical expenses such as prescription medications. In the event that the hit-and-run involves a pedestrian, make absolutely certain to save the clothes that you were wearing when the accident happened. You may also want to document your injury recovery period as time goes on.
If you have recently sustained injuries from a motor vehicle accident, and have yet to seek legal advice, please contact The Ward Law Group immediately. Our team will do everything in our power to make sure that you receive the compensation that you deserve. Remember, this is true regardless of whether or not the at-fault driver is identified. Either way, you’ll need legal assistance as you process insurance claims and/or lawsuits.
The Ward Law Group is here to help you with exactly this, regardless of whether you speak English or Spanish as your primary language. Our bilingual team of legal advisors is incredibly passionate about providing legal services to our Spanish-speaking clients. Don’t let language prevent you from seeking legal assistance. The Ward Law Group has you covered!
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