Miami Hit and Run Accident
Have you been injured in a car crash in Miami in a situation where the at-fault driver left the scene of the accident without stopping to help and without offering to exchange contact information and driver information? In Florida, leaving the scene of the accident is a crime.
In a hit and run case, police will usually look for the at-fault driver so that he or she can be brought to justice. However, you also have the option of working with a personal injury attorney to get justice for yourself – by looking for compensation you may be entitled to so that you can pay for medical bills and other expenses. For more details about your options, schedule a free consultation with the Flaxman Law Group today. The Flaxman Law Group has already helped thousands of plaintiffs secure more than $100 million in compensation and damages?Why do Hit and Run Crashes Happen?
There are many reasons why people leave the scene of an accident after causing a car crash:
- They are uninsured
- They are unlicensed
- They panic or are frightened of the consequences
- They are at fault and don't want to face responsibility
- They are driving a stolen car
- They don't want their car insurance rates to go up
- There is a warrant out for their arrest and don't want to wait for police
- They are drunk or doing something else that is illegal
- They are driving a stolen car
No matter why a person leaves the scene of an accident, they are in the wrong. If they are ever found, they face criminal as well as civil charges. Unfortunately, many people still choose to leave the scene of an accident rather than staying to help, simply because they assume that they will not be caught.What You Can Do After Your Accident
It’s normal to be angry if you have been injured by a negligent driver, but there are many things that you can do in order to pursue justice in your case. For example, you can report the accident to police and try to ensure that they act on the investigation by following up. You can work with a personal injury attorney in Miami or your community to get answers and compensation in your case.
A personal injury attorney can do many things for you. In some cases, he or she is able to negotiate with your insurance carrier so that you get fair compensation through your underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage. A personal injury lawyer can also launch an investigation into your situation and may be able to uncover evidence that the police have missed. Since personal injury attorneys work with private investigators and other investigative professionals, they are often able to uncover clues that official authorities have missed. In addition, personal injury attorneys are able to find other liable parties in some cases, ensuring that you get compensation even if the hit-and-run driver is never found.
The Flaxman Law Group has handled thousands of personal injury and car accident cases over the years. Our attorneys in fact have more than 60 years of combined legal experience and have recovered more than $100 million on behalf of car accident personal injury victims. To find out what can be done in your case, contact our law firm today for your free consultation.