North Miami Beach Hit and Run Accident
Even though it is illegal and can lead to criminal charges, many drivers choose to leave accident scenes in situations where someone has been injured or killed. In many cases, drivers and pedestrians are struck by hit-and-run drivers and are left alone to try to get emergency help while the at-fault driver speeds off.
Innocent bystanders who are injured in this way may spend months in the hospital and undergoing physical therapy. Their cars may be completely beyond repair or may require expensive repairs. Unfortunately, while police and authorities look for hit and run drivers, the drivers in these accidents are not always found.
If you have been injured in a car accident in North Miami Beach or anywhere in South Florida, it is important to pursue compensation and justice in your case. You are already suffering due to your injuries. It is unfair if you face financial distress because of another driver’s negligence. To get legal advice from a compassionate and experience attorney, contact the Flaxman Law Group today for a free consultation.What Options do You Have?
If you have been hit by a hit and run driver, there may be options available to you:
- You may be able to secure compensation from your own insurance company if you have uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage
- You may be able to negotiate with your insurance company to get fairer compensation
- You may be able to seek witnesses or launch an investigation to find the hit-and-run driver
- You can seek security cameras in the area in order to help police find the at fault driver
- You may have caught part of the license plate or other details about the car that can help police find the person who left the scene of the accident
- There may be other liable parties in your situation and you can pursue a legal claim against them
Working with a personal injury attorney in North Miami Beach or your community can help you pursue some of these options.Why do These Types of Traffic Accidents Happen?
Why do drivers leave the scene of an accident when someone has been injured or killed? In many cases, drivers have a warrant out for their arrest or are driving with no insurance or no license. In some cases, drivers simply panic and in others they are driving under the influence and do not want to be charged with additional offenses.
Some drivers leave the scene of an accident because they are driving a stolen car or have something stolen in the car and don’t want to get caught. In all of these cases, it is still completely illegal to leave the scene of an accident and if the at-fault driver is are ever found and apprehended, they could face criminal as well as civil charges.
To review all your options for compensation, contact the Flaxman Law Group to find out whether you have a case. The professional and compassionate attorneys at the law firm will listen to your concerns and will give you legal advice about your situation.