Coral Springs Hit and Run Accident
Hit-and-run laws in Florida were created because in the early days of cars victims of accidents had a hard time identifying the at-fault driver so that they could bring them to justice. Cars could quickly leave the scene of an accident and in the early years of cars there were no license plate attached to the vehicles. Hit-and-run laws have always required that when a car accident occurs, both parties must exchange contact information and help must be offered to anyone who is injured at the scene.
Today, though, many people continue to leave the scene of an accident even when they cause a car crash in Coral Springs or another city. In many cases, those leaving the scene of an accident have outstanding warrants, are driving a stolen car or are uninsured or unlicensed. If you are injured by a hit-and-run driver, you may have a harder time getting insurance money for your accident and you may have a harder time recovering from your injuries because you may not get medical help right away. If this has happened to you, contact the experienced and compassionate attorneys at the Flaxman Law Group to review your situation. Your initial consultation is free and comes with no obligation.Why do People Leave the Scene of an Accident?
There are many reasons why someone may leave the scene of a car or truck accident in Coral Springs without stopping to offer assistance:
- They may be driving on a suspended license
- They may be driving under the influence
- They may be driving a stolen vehicle
- They may have stolen property or illegal property and the vehicle
- There may be an outstanding warrant out for their arrest
- They may panic
- They may already have car accidents on their record and don't want additional ones
- They worry about the financial impact of being found the at-fault driver
There is no good excuse for leaving the scene of an accident without checking to see whether someone has been injured or whether property has been damaged. If you waited a long time because no one came to your assistance after an accident because the driver left the scene, it is galling to hear the hit-and-run driver claim that there were extenuating circumstances that made them leave the scene.What You can do in a Hit and Run Case
If you have been in a hit and run accident, report the incident to police. You will need the police report for insurance purposes and police may be able to find the at-fault driver.
Of course, you want justice in your case. The attorneys at the Flaxman Law Group are experienced in helping car accident and personal injury plaintiffs get the justice that they deserve. Our attorneys have more than sixty years of experience and have already recovered more than $100 million in compensation on behalf of clients. Call us today for a free, no obligation consultation so that we can create a strategy for achieving the best outcome in your situation. We can review the value of your case and options you may have for pursuing justice and compensation in your situation.