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Hit and Run Accidents

Hit-and-run accidents are not only traumatizing experiences, but they can also raise a mountain of legal issues. If you are involved in a hit and run accident, what should you do? Is there any way to locate the vehicle that hit you? Can you hold the driver of that vehicle responsible for their actions?

Hit-and-run accidents are horrible, no matter how you look at it. According to AAA, an average of 682,000 hit-and-run collisions occurred every year since 2006, meaning 682,000 drivers were willing to flee the scene of the incident without inspecting victims’ injuries or calling for help.

What to do if you’re a victim in a hit-and-run accident

By law, if a collision occurs, the driver causing the accident must:

However, hit-and-runs can and do often happen. It could occur because the driver wishes to avoid the repercussions of hitting property/another person, like expensive repairs, increased insurance rates, lawsuits, etc.

So be sure to follow these instructions, should a car hit you and flee:

Punishment for hit and run accidents

The punishment for a hit-and-run accident is often serious and rightfully so. Hit-and-run accidents are generally classified as a misdemeanor or a felony.

This criminal offense is subject to the following charges in Florida:

Get in contact with a personal injury attorney

No matter the case, if you are involved in a hit and run accident that leaves you with an injury, you should contact a personal injury attorney. Not only will a personal injury attorney guide you through the steps necessary to seek proper compensation for your injuries but they will also relieve much of the work required, such as gathering evidence, contacting witnesses, etc., to successfully win your case. With an attorney, you can seek compensation for the following:

So consider a personal injury attorney so that you can focus on your recovery as they fight for you and help you get the compensation you deserve.