South Miami Hit and Run Accident
Florida drivers have a duty to stop and offer aid in car accidents involving personal injuries or death. This is because time is often essential to those who are injured in a serious car or truck accident. If drivers do not stop and offer aid at the scene of an accident, emergency personnel may not arrive in time in may not have the information they need to provide life-saving medical treatment to pedestrians or victims of a car accident.
Quite simply, failure to stop at the scene of a car accident in South Miami or anywhere in Florida is a crime. If you've been injured by a hit and run driver, contact the Flaxman Law Group today to arrange for a free consultation to review your situation. Even if you do not have the other driver's contact information or details, you may have legal options that can help you pursue compensation in your situation. The Flaxman Law Group serves the entire southern Florida area.Florida Laws and Hit and Run Accidents
Under Section 316.027(1)(a), Florida Statutes, leaving the scene of a car accident involving personal injuries is a third-degree felony. Under Section 316.027(1)(b), Florida Statutes, leaving the scene of a car accident involving a fatality is a first degree felony. In situations where a hit and run driver was also driving under the influence and has caused a fatal accident, there is a minimum two-year mandatory sentence in these situations.
Unfortunately, in many cases hit and run drivers leave the scene of an accident because they do not have a driver’s license, or have no insurance or have a warrant out for their arrest. In these situations, if the hit-and-run drivers are found, they can be prosecuted in criminal court and civil charges can be brought against them and their insurance company by victims.The Clock is Ticking After a Car Accident
In most car accident cases you only have limited time under statutes of limitations to take legal action. In addition, evidence starts to disappear soon after your accident. The sooner you contact a personal injury attorney in South Miami or your community, the more quickly that attorney can start safeguarding your rights and seeking compensation on your behalf. You can build a stronger case with your attorney if you don’t delay.
Due to the nature of car accidents, it is important to contact the Flaxman Law Group as soon as possible after your accident. The Flaxman Law Group charges no upfront costs. Your initial consultation is free of charge and comes with no obligation, so it costs you nothing to get a legal assessment of your situation. The Flaxman Law Group legal team is also willing to work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that in some cases you may not have to pay for legal costs and any other charges upfront until and unless the Flaxman Law Group is able to recover damages on your behalf. If you're worried about the cost of seeking justice in your case, the Flaxman Law Group does everything possible to keep costs low and to help you pursue compensation that can help you face your future with confidence.