Victims Of A Hit & Run Accident
Victims of hit and run accidents may feel like they have been victimized twice; once when they are injured in an accident, the second time when the other driver leaves the scene of the accident. Even in a hit and run accident, victims can pursue compensation for their injuries. The law office of Zimmerman & Frachtman can help victims recover financial assistance for medical bills, lost wages and other financial losses due to their injuries.
Hit & Run Accidents In Florida
An accident is labeled a hit and run when the driver that causes the accident leaves the scene without stopping. In Florida, it is mandatory that any driver involved in an accident stop immediately at the scene, offer help to anyone who is injured, and exchange information with the other parties in the accident. Information can include name, address, and their insurance carrier. Hit and run victims may be drivers or passengers in other vehicles, pedestrians, or bicyclists. Often the hit and run driver flees the scene because they are already driving illegally and do not want to be cited by the police. They may be intoxicated, driving without a license or not have proper insurance.
Liability In A Hit & Run Accident
Once located, a hit and run driver may be held liable for injuries caused by that vehicular accident. If they were driving erratically, speeding, or driving illegally, they may be found at fault and be liable for any damages or injuries. This can include paying for medical bills, lost wages and other financial damages. In some cases, the driver cannot be located. However, victims can still receive compensation for their injuries under their own insurance policy. Their injuries may be covered under their personal injury protection coverage, uninsured or under-insured motorist policies. Even a pedestrian or bicyclist may be able to use this coverage when they are a victim of a hit and run accident.
Help For Hit & Run Victims
The attorneys at Zimmerman & Frachtman can help victims of hit and run accidents receive the compensation they deserve. They have the experience to gain the maximum compensation for any injuries a victim has suffered in a hit and run accident.
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