Davie Hit and Run Accident
Being injured in a car accident is always terrifying. But the situation can become even worse if the driver that hit you speeds off rather than staying to help. If you are injured, you may have a hard time calling for help yourself, and you may be worried that without the other driver’s insurance information you may not get compensation for your injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a hit and run driver, talk with an attorney at the Flaxman Law Group. One of our attorneys can discuss your options for filing a legal claim, negotiating with your insurance carrier, or finding other resources that can help you seek compensation and justice in your case. The Flaxman Law Group has offices in Homestead, Hollywood, and Miami and serves the entire southern Florida area. Our attorneys have more than sixty years of combined experience and have already recovered more than $100 million on behalf of injured plaintiffs.Laws That Could Affect Your Hit and Run Case
Under Section 316.027(1)(a) of Florida Statutes it is a felony to leave the scene of any car accident in Florida involving a personal injury. Despite the fact that the punishment for leaving the scene of an accident is considerable, however, motorists leave the scene of accidents every day across Florida. In fact, Florida is one of the top states in the country for hit and run car and pedestrian accidents.Filing a Legal Claim in Davie After Your Car Accident
After a hit and run accident, there are two types of charges that can be filed: civil charges and criminal charges. If police and authorities find the hit-and-run driver who has left the scene of an accident involving personal injury or death, authorities will generally arrest the a- fault driver and start criminal proceedings. The state will charge that person with felonies depending on the specifics of the situation.
However, even if the driver is charged with criminal charges such as manslaughter or other felonies, it will not secure compensation on your behalf. In order to secure compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, and other expenses, you will want to file a civil lawsuit by speaking with a personal injury attorney in Davie or your community. Whether the at-fault driver is found guilty or not guilty in a criminal court of law, you can pursue civil charges to hold the driver accountable for your injuries.
If you have been injured in a hit and run car or pedestrian accident in Davie or anywhere in South Florida, contact the Flaxman Law Group legal team for a free case evaluation. You may be frightened and you may think that you have few options for compensation if you cannot find the at-fault driver and his or her insurance company. However, your own insurance company may be able to help you recover some money for the injuries and you may be able to launch an investigation to find the other driver. You may also have other legal options in your situation. To find out more, contact the Flaxman Law Group today.