Hit & Run Accidents
Hit and run accidents are a serious concern in Florida. These traffic collisions occur when a motorist hits another car (or a pedestrian or bicyclist) and then leaves the scene of the accident. It is illegal to leave the scene of a traffic accident in Miami (or anywhere in Florida), but unfortunately this type of accident does occur. In many cases, hit and run car accidents cause severe injuries to victims and also make it harder for victims to get fair compensation for their injuries, as the at-fault driver's insurance information is not available.
If you have been involved in a hit-and-run accident in Miami, you may be entitled to compensation under Florida law. contact a personal injury attorney working in the Miami area in order to find out about your rights and options. A personal injury attorney, such as the legal team at the Flaxman Law Group, can investigate the cause of your accident and can look for the at-fault driver as well as any other liable parties. An experienced personal injury lawyer will seek fair compensation on you behalf, and that can help pay for medical costs, lost income, and other expenses related to your accident.
Why Do Hit and Run Car Accidents Happen in Miami?
There many reasons why hit and run traffic accidents take place in Miami. In some cases, drivers who are in a collision panic and leave the scene of the accident. In other cases, drivers purposely leave the scene of an accident because they do not have insurance or because they already have a suspended license or traffic violations and do not want additional violations on record. In all cases, leaving a car accident scene without exchanging insurance information and assisting the other driver is a crime. If a hit and run driver is found, they can face criminal charges, civil legal action, and other consequences.
Getting Help in Miami after a Hit and Run Accident
If you have been the victim of a traffic accident in Miami and the accident was caused by a hit-and-run driver, you may be very frustrated. Getting medical help can take longer since the driver did not stay on the scene of the accident long enough to help you. This can actually affect your ability to recover fully and can affect your ability to get prompt medical attention for your injuries. In some cases, hit and run accident victims in Miami die because no one gets them emergency medical help in time. Since you cannot exchange insurance and contact information with a hit-and-run driver, you may also have trouble recovering insurance money for your injuries. For all these reasons, it is important to consult with a personal injury lawyer in Miami who can investigate your accident and can help you pursue justice as well as compensation.
The cost of a car accident can be very high for the victim. If you have sustained a spinal cord injury, for example, or a head injury, the total costs of your care in Miami may total hundreds of thousands of dollars or even millions of dollars over your lifetime when you take in to consideration lost income, medical costs, and other expenses. If the accident was not your fault, there is no reason for you to have to pay for the costs of your injuries out-of-pocket by yourself. The Flaxman Law Group legal team has more than 25 years of experience fighting for justice on behalf of car accident and personal injury victims. As part of the Miami community, they have seen first-hand the devastation that hit and run drivers cause. If you have sustained an injury in the Miami or South Florida area, contact the Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free consultation to discuss your case with a local attorney.