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Hit And Run Accident

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Experienced Legal Support for Victims of Hit-and-Run Accidents in Florida 

As shocking as it may be to most people, more than 682,000 hit-and-run accidents are reported each year around the United States. In 2019, the state of Florida, alone, reported over 105,000 hit-and-run accidents, according to the department of Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FHSMV). The Sunshine State has one of the highest rates of hit-and-run fatalities per capita when compared to all other states throughout the country.

Victims of hit-and-run accidents are often left with debilitating injuries. They are forced to deal with pain and suffering all with no one to immediately hold accountable for their injuries

If you or someone you love has been injured in a hit-and-run accident in Florida, you need a hit-and-run accident attorney. Call Your Damage Lawyer by Chad J. Robinson, PLLC today to discuss the circumstances surrounding your Florida hit-and-run crash and get the legal counseling and the support you need after being injured.

Our Boca Raton hit-and-run lawyer has more than a decade of experience handling some of the most complex Florida car accident cases, including hit-and-run accidents. Call us at (561) 564-0233 or fill out our online contact form today.  

What Is a Hit-and-Run Accident?

By definition, a hit-and-run accident is exactly what it sounds like. It is simply when a negligent driver strikes another party with their vehicle and then flees the scene without stopping to assist the victim or alert the authorities.

Unfortunately, hit-and-run accidents are a terribly regular occurrence in Florida, and they are one of the leading causes of death among pedestrians. With so many gorgeous places to visit within walking distance in Southern Florida, it’s not surprising that pedestrians are everywhere taking in the sites.

Sadly, there are many negligent drivers who leave the scene of an auto-pedestrian crash, almost without a second thought. Altogether, hit-and-run accidents currently account for roughly 25% of all deadly pedestrian collisions.

What are the Legal Consequences for Driving Under the Influence in Florida?

In Florida, drivers who are found guilty of hit-and-run offenses can be charged with either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident. Leaving the scene of an accident that results in only damage is considered a second-degree misdemeanor, which can land a person in jail for up to 60 days and result in fines up to $500.

Hit-and-run accidents involving injuries are considered a third-degree felony and are punishable by up to five years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines. Those who are involved in hit-and-run accidents that result in death can face up to 30 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.

Although hit-and-run accidents are likely to result in criminal charges, this does not impact your ability to secure compensation through civil court remedies. Filing a Florida personal injury claim against a negligent driver can be done with or without criminal proceedings. Working with a knowledgeable Central Florida accident attorney or Southern Florida personal injury lawyer can help you to fully understand the legal options available to you.

When victims are harmed in Florida hit-and-run accidents, it is crucial that they seek legal guidance from a reputable and responsive Florida injury attorney as soon as possible. A Southern Florida hit-and-run accident attorney can make a world of difference when it comes to locating at-fault drivers and ultimately, obtaining the compensation that you rightfully deserve.

All drivers are required to do certain things if they are involved in a collision in the state of Florida. These things include:

  • Stop- If a driver is involved in a collision with another vehicle, they are required to stop immediately at the scene of the accident.
  • Render Aid- If someone has been injured in the accident, the uninjured driver is required to render aid if at all possible, to the injured victims who are involved in the accident.
  • Exchange Information- A driver is required to exchange information with the victim in the accident. This includes providing your full name, address, and your insurance information.

When a hit-and-run accident occurs and a driver doesn’t stop, it’s often because the driver is already doing something illegal. That means that the driver is probably driving under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs, or they may be driving without a license or car insurance.

In some pedestrian hit and run accidents, the driver isn’t even aware that they hit a person. This leaves many victims of Florida pedestrian hit-and-run accidents and Florida bike accidents left without anyone to hold accountable for the subsequent injuries that were caused.

Pursuing a Personal Injury Claim Once the Driver Is Located

If the driver who hit you is located, you can hold them accountable for the injuries you sustained as a result of the accident. You do have to prove that the fleeing driver was liable to be able to hold them accountable. A vast majority of all car, truck, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents are a direct result of negligent driving.

All drivers in Florida are required to use reasonable care to avoid injuring themselves and injuring others who share the roadways. So, what that means is, that they must be as careful and cautious as any other prudent person would be if they were in the same situation.

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When life throws unexpected challenges your way, turn to Your Damage Lawyer by Chad J. Robinson, PLLC for aggressive yet compassionate legal representation. As your Boca Raton personal injury lawyer, Attorney Robinson and his dedicated team are here to fight for your rights and secure the compensation you deserve.

  • We Are Experts In Your Unique Circumstances
    Were you injured in a car accident? Did you have a slip-and-fall accident in a grocery store? Do you have an insurance dispute you cannot resolve on your own? Every year, many people deal with stressful personal injuries or insurance claims and help isn’t easy to access for the majority of them. Many people don’t know what to do when they have a claim because the trauma is too challenging to work through. That's where we step in, and stand by your side.
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    We may look small, but our firm is mighty! We have the skills, resources and dedication to obtain the results you deserve. When you choose us, you're not just another case number – you're a valued client whose needs are our top priority. Despite our small size, we punch above our weight, leveraging our extensive resources and unwavering dedication to make a big impact on your case.
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Never Let Your Insurance Company Take Advantage of You

Although you are paying for your insurance coverage, like all other situations, insurance companies tend to be self-serving. They do not want to pay you the maximum amount of compensation available. Instead, they may attempt to deny your claim, delay processing, or underpay you for your damages.

Insurance companies are notorious for low-balling victims with minimal settlements, and the fact that you pay them has no influence over their actions whatsoever. Instead of accepting a low settlement offer from your insurance company, it is important to first retain the legal guidance of a Central Florida personal injury attorney.

Florida accident attorney Your Damage Lawyer by Chad J. Robinson, PLLC will fight to safeguard your legal rights and aim for maximum compensation from your insurance provider. Next, our team will discuss whether a bad-faith action against your insurance company is appropriate.

When insurance companies wrongfully deny compensation to you after you file a valid claim, they may be held liable for covering all your damages. Contact Florida personal injury attorney Your Damage Lawyer by Chad J. Robinson, PLLC to discuss the circumstances surrounding your accident.

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