Reach Out to One of Our Florida Hit and Run Accident Attorneys
A hit and run accident is an offense where at least one person flees the scene of a car crash and fails to give sufficient information or help to the other people involved in the accident.
Per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 1,980 fatal hit-and-run accidents with 2,049 deaths reported in 2016. 1,398 of these crashes involved non-vehicle motorists, such as pedestrians and bicyclists.
Even more shocking is that the rate of hit and run accidents has been increasing by 7.2% each year since 2009.
In Florida, every driver is legally required to:
- Provide a valid driver’s license and insurance to others involved in the accident and police officers at the scene;
- Give a name, address, and registration number to others involved in the accident and responding law enforcement;
- Provide “reasonable assistance” to anyone injured in the accident.
Do I Have A Case?
If a driver refuses to exchange personal and insurance information with you or call for emergency medical assistance, they may be held liable. Drivers can face criminal and even felony charges if they leave a scene involving property damage, severe bodily injuries, or fatalities.
Hit and run accidents can result in more severe injuries or death due to the delayed (or total lack of) medical attention. They can also put additional stress on you and your family if you are seeking medical and insurance support.
Schedule a free case evaluation with us today at 1-800-24-7-CRASH (2727).
What Can I Do If I Am Affected By A Hit and Run Accident?
Typically, if you are a victim of a hit-and-run accident, you and your family are the ones that suffer the most after a collision. As a survivor, you may file an injury claim against the at-fault driver to receive financial compensation for your injuries. Even if the at-fault driver has not been apprehended or found, you may still have legal options.
If you are the family member of a victim who suffered a wrongful death, we can help you seek the necessary financial compensation you may be entitled to.
Let the attorneys at Pacin Levine evaluate your case at no cost or obligation to you.
How Can I Find Hit and Run Attorneys Near Me?
If you are the affected party in a hit and run, you likely question, “Are there competent hit and run attorneys near me?”
Pacin Levine has successfully represented clients throughout Florida and recovered significant compensations for many hit and run victims. We can help you file an accident claim by compiling relevant evidence, which can include the following documents:
- Medical records reporting the severity of your injuries
- Hospital billing statements
- Police reports
- Video footage from a traffic stop or nearby business
- Funeral and burial costs (for wrongful death cases)