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Hallandale Beach Hit and Run Accident

It is important to hold hit and run drivers responsible for their actions. Leaving the scene of a car accident in Hallandale Beach or anywhere in Florida is a crime. It can also lead to fatalities because victims do not get prompt medical treatments in some cases. Leaving the scene of an accident is n cowardly act and at-fault drivers should be held accountable for their actions.

You do have options and you do have rights if you have been injured by a hit-and-run driver. Contact the Flaxman Law Group to arrange a free consultation to review your situation.

Problems Hit and Run Victims Face

Unfortunately, if you are injured in a hit and run accident, your chances of being denied an insurance claim or having your injuries undervalued is higher for a number of reasons:

  • There is only one insurance company – yours – that you are seeking compensation from
  • Your insurance company may deny the claim or may claim that you were not in an accident
  • The other driver isn't there to provide testimony as to what happened in the accident
  • You may be wrongly blamed for the accident because the other driver is not around to provide their evidence

In most car accidents, the other driver will stay to exchange insurance information so that you can pursue insurance money in order to pay for your medical costs, lost wages, and other expenses related to your accident. Unfortunately, in a hit and run accident, the other driver leaves the scene of an accident, which makes it harder for you to get fair compensation for your injuries. In some cases, your own insurance provider may have coverage.

For all of these reasons, it is important to have someone fighting for your rights. Working with a personal injury attorney in Hallandale Beach or your community ensures that you have someone looking out for your best interests.

Getting Medical Help After a Car Accident

In addition to these problems, a hit and run accident is also potentially more serious because you may not get medical attention right away. In most car or truck accidents, the other driver stays to offer assistance and can call for emergency service providers if you've been seriously injured and need medical attention right away. If the other driver leaves the scene of an accident, however, you may not get anyone who can call 911 right away and your injuries may become more severe because you are not getting prompt medical attention.

However, despite the challenges of this type of traffic accident, it does not mean that you don't have options. You may still be able to secure compensation fraom your insurance provider if you have uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. There may also be other liable parties in your accident and you can pursue a legal claim against those liable parties in order to get fair compensation for your injuries. To get more information about your legal options and to get help with the insurance process to ensure that you get every dollar possible, contact the Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free consultation.

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