Tamarac Hit and Run Accident
Leaving the scene of an accident without stopping to render assistance and without stopping to exchange contact information is a crime in Florida if someone was injured or property damage occurred in the accident. If you are ever in a car or truck collision in Tamarac anywhere in Florida, it is always important to stop to offer assistance to anyone who is hurt and to exchange contact information with the other driver. Failure to do so can lead to civil charges and criminal charges.
Unfortunately, not everyone follows the law and each year people are seriously injured in pedestrian accidents and traffic accidents when drivers cause a collision and then leave the scene of the accident. If you have been injured in a hit and run accident, is important to call the police right away and to get emergency medical help. You will also want to speak with a personal injury attorney in order to get advice about your legal situation. The Flaxman Law Group has handled many hit-and-run cases and is always willing to help offer legal advice and a free, no obligation consultation to all accident victims.What is a Hit and Run Accident?
In Florida, a hit and run accident occurs if:
- A driver is involved in a crash or collision with another person's property or person
- The driver then willfully leaves the scene of the accident without providing their driver’s license information, name, address, and registration information to the other person involved in the accident or to the owner of the property involved in the crash
- The driver willfully leaves the scene of an accident without providing assistance to anyone injured at the scene.
If you are involved in a crash with property and the person who owns the property is not around to exchange contact information with, by Florida law you are required to go to your nearest law enforcement agency to provide your contact information as well as information about the crash or accident. For example, if you hit a parked car or otherwise damage property with your car in an accident but cannot find the owner of the car or property, you need to go to your local police station to report the accident.
If you have been injured in a hit and run accident, try to get as much documentation as you can. Speak to witnesses and others at the scene of the accident in order to get evidence. Once you have contacted the police, you may also wish to contact your insurance company to find out whether you have uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. Then you will want to contact a personal injury attorney in Tamarac or your community.
The attorneys at the Flaxman Law Group have successfully litigated thousands of wrongful death, car accident, and personal injury cases all over southern Florida. With more than 60 years of combined experience and a track record of securing more than $100 million on behalf of plaintiffs, the attorneys at the Flaxman Law Group have dedicated themselves to helping accident victims because our team believes that accident victims deserve justice and fair treatment after an accident. If you would like to speak to our compassionate and dedicated staff, contact the Flaxman Law Group today for a free consultation.