Hit and Run Accident Attorneys: Helping You Recover Damages
In Florida, if a driver is involved in an auto accident there is a duty to stop. The law requires drivers to stop at the scene of the accident and exchange their information with other drivers involved. Florida law also imposes a duty to render aid if the other party appears to be hurt and in need of emergency help. If a driver chooses to not stop at the scene of the accident, there can be severe penalties. Not only penalties for breaking the duty to stop law, but oftentimes people choose not to stop because they are violating other laws at the time. If you have been hurt in an accident where the other driver did not stop, you can still receive compensation for your injuries. Consult a a lawyer at Distasio Law Firm for help in your case.
Reasons That Drivers Flee the Scene
A driver may choose to not stop after an accident for a variety of reasons, including:
- They were driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- They did not have a valid driver’s license
- They were afraid to go to jail
- They were trying to avoid fines and costs involved in car accidents
- They have road rage
Despite the reasoning of the other party, it is unacceptable to run from the scene of an accident. The process for receiving compensation for your injuries can be more complicated in hit & run situations. The Tampa hit & run lawyers at our firm are able to help walk our clients through the process as quickly and easily as possible.
Uninsured or Under-Insured Motorist Protection
It is not possible to fight to recover damages from the person at fault for the accident without knowing their identity. Fortunately, insurance policies commonly provide coverage for uninsured or under-insured motorists. This coverage ensures that a victim can receive the financial help that they need for their injuries. The victim’s own auto insurance company can provide compensation for their medical expenses, lost income and many other damages suffered.
If the other driver can be located by the police, an investigation may be pursued. Hit & run drivers are often found through witnesses of the accident or from damages to vehicles involved. Law enforcement generally looks into the reasoning for the hit & run and the defendant can receive harsh penalties. If the accident resulted in injury or death of another person, the driver who ran from the scene will have committed a third degree felony. The penalties for this offense include time in jail and large fines. If the driver is located, criminal proceedings will follow. The civil law suit will review the case and a skilled lawyer may be able to help you receive the compensation that you deserve.
Suffered Injuries From a Hit and Run Accident in Florida?
If you have been involved in a hit & run accident, you need to team up with the best personal injury lawyer in Tampa. The process for receiving compensation can be overwhelming and a Tampa car accident lawyer from Distasio Law Firm may be able to help. We make a promise to our clients to provide honest advice in their cases while being their advocate throughout the whole process. We dedicate the time and resources necessary to each case in order to receive the best possible end result. We also offer a free case evaluation so do not hesitate to contact our firm today to ask questions and discuss your unique case with a skilled attorney.
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Our law firm has handled hundreds of car accident injury cases. We know the medicine, we know the defense experts, and we know how to prove your case. If your injuries were caused by a negligent car driver in an auto accident, we are confident we can help. Call us today to discuss what we can do about your case.