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Pembroke Pines Hit and Run Accident

Anyone who is licensed to drive in Florida has been taught that if they are in an accident they have a legal obligation to stay and offer assistance to anyone who is injured and to exchange information with the other driver. Despite this, many hit and run drivers continue to leave the scene of an accident, leaving victims with serious injuries, property damage, and reduced ways of getting compensation for their injuries. Even more upsetting, hit-and-run drivers, when they are found, will often claim that they left the scene of a car accident in Pembroke Pines or another community because:

  • They didn't realize that an accident had occurred
  • They were unable to report the accident because they were themselves injured or otherwise physically unable to do so
  • They didn't cause the accident
  • They weren't present at the accident

It can be extremely galling to suffer severe injury and then to have the at-fault driver tried to avoid taking responsibility for their actions. If you have been injured in a hit and run accident and need justice and compensation, contact the Flaxman Law Group for legal representation and advice. The attorneys at the Flaxman Law Group have more than 60 years of experience dealing with personal injury cases and car accident cases. They have already recovered more than $100 million on behalf of plaintiffs and can aggressively pursue your case. The initial consultation with the Flaxman Law Group is free and our attorneys are available to help advise you on courses of action you can take in your specific situation.

Injuries in Hit and Run Accidents

Like any car accident, a hit and run crash can result in:

  • Hip fractures
  • Head injury
  • Pelvic fractures
  • Broken bones
  • Crushed bones
  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Paralysis
  • Amputation
  • Scarring or disfigurement

If your hit and run accident was a pedestrian accident, your injuries may be life-threatening or permanent. No matter what your injuries, you will of course want to know how you will pay for your medical bills and expenses. Working with a personal injury attorney in Pembroke Pines or your community can ensure you exhaust every option for compensation so that you are not left in financial distress.

Your Options After a Hit and Run Crash

If the hit-and-run driver is found, police and authorities will generally start criminal charges against them in order to hold them accountable for their actions. In addition to this, however, you may want to pursue a legal claim in civil court in order to secure compensation for your lost wages, medical costs, and other injuries that you have sustained due to the driver’s negligence.

In many cases, with the police report, your insurance provider will be able to pay for some of your damages through your insurance policy. If you have underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage, this coverage may cover some of your costs.

A personal injury attorney may also help uncover more options for you. For example, a thorough investigation of the accident may reveal additional liable parties you can pursue. To explore all of your options, contact the Flaxman Law Group today for a free consultation.

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