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Miami Beach Hit and Run Accident

Florida has one of the highest rates of hit and run accidents in the country. Unfortunately, the people who end up paying for these types of accidents are often the victims who are injured by reckless drivers. In many cases, victims are told that there is little that can be done. If the driver is never found, their insurance company may not be willing to pay for the full cost of injuries. Even if the driver is found, criminal charges may be laid against them but if they are uninsured then there is often no way to extract money from the at fault driver for the accident.

In the meantime, victims who have suffered a serious injury may need medical care, may need to replace lost income, and may have other expenses that they are dealing with as a result of their injuries. Florida is in the process of looking at ways to toughen hit-and-run laws so that victims have more recourse. In the meantime, drivers who have been injured by a hit and run driver should contact a personal injury attorney in Miami Beach or their community so that their interests are protected. The attorneys at the Flaxman Law Group, for example, have worked with many hit-and-run and car accident victims. They have helped families in the grieving process and have helped families through the insurance process, finding compensation options.

Hit and Run Traffic Accident Injuries Common in Miami Beach

Hit and run drivers cause many types of injuries each year, including:

  • Fatalities
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Fractures
  • Head trauma
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Permanent disability
  • Amputations

Each of these cause pain and suffering and can cause financial distress for the victim. In addition to being injured, a victim who has suffered a serious injury may be unable to return to work for some time, making it hard to find money for bills and everyday essentials.

Types of Hit and Run Accidents

There are many types of hit and run car and truck accidents common in South Florida:

  • Another car hits your vehicle and the driver then leaves the scene of the accident
  • A driver hits your vehicle but claims that the damage is minor and refuses to exchange contact information with you
  • A motorist hits you while you are walking, bicycling, or jogging and leaves without making sure you are uninjured
  • A ghost vehicle drives you off the road, even if they make no impact
  • Your car is hit while you are parked somewhere and the driver does not stay to leave a note or speak with you and fails to report the accident to authorities

All of these can be considered hit and run accidents, and in all cases it can be difficult to prove what happened. If you are having trouble getting compensation for your injuries, contact the Flaxman Law Group legal team. The Flaxman Law Group team of attorneys can review your insurance policy for underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage and can help you understand exactly how much compensation you can seek for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical costs and other expenses. Charles Flaxman of the Flaxman Law Group worked for ten years in the insurance industry before dedicating his life to helping plaintiffs as an attorney. His background can help him find coverage options in insurance policies that you may not be aware you have.

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