Hit and Run Accidents
Being injured in a serious car accident can be one of the worst experiences of your life. If the responsible driver flees the scene of the accident, trying to recover damages for your losses and damages can be a nightmare. Unfortunately, hit and run accidents in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and other regions of Florida are far more common than we would like to think. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV), nearly 25 percent of all motor vehicle crashes involve hit and runs. In addition to facing criminal charges under Florida law, a driver who flees the scene of an accident can be held liable to compensate victims for their injuries, medical bills, lost wages and other damages in a civil suit.
The Hollander Law Firm has over 25 years of experience helping people who have been hurt in accidents, including crashes involving hit and run drivers. If you or someone you love has been injured in a hit and run crash, our Boca Raton hit and run accident lawyer will use all available resources to hold the at-fault party responsible and help you recover the monetary compensation that you deserve.What Happens if the Driver Can’t be Located?
Unfortunately, the reality is that far too often, hit and run drivers cannot be found after an accident. If the police were not able to find the driver responsible for the collision, you may be wondering whether you will be able to recover any compensation for your losses and injuries. Thankfully, you do have some options to recover compensation under Florida law. These include:
- Personal Injury Protection Coverage. In Florida, all owners of motor vehicles registered in the state are required to carry personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. PIP provides for coverage in an accident regardless of who was at-fault. If you are in a hit and run and the driver cannot be found, your own PIP will cover a portion of your lost wages and medical costs up to your policy limits. However, PIP does not provide coverage for property damage, pain and suffering and other non-economic losses.
- Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage. Many drivers carry uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage in their automobile insurance policies. If you are involved in a hit and run accident, the uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage will cover damages up to your coverage limits.
Because the process for obtaining insurance benefits can be very challenging and often comes with strict deadlines, it is always best to seek guidance from an experienced Boca Raton area accident attorney if you are injured in a hit and run. When you work with the Hollander Law Firm, we will identify all possible avenues for recovering financial compensation in your case. We know the lengths that insurance companies will go to in an effort to minimize payouts in hit and run cases, and we will do everything we can to help you get the full compensation you are entitled to under the law.Contact a Boca Raton Hit and Run Accident Lawyer Immediately
If you find yourself the victim of a hit and run crash in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach or another nearby area, it is critical to speak with a qualified car accident attorney as soon as possible. The Hollander Law Firm understands just how complex these cases can be and is prepared to help you get the money you deserve. Call our Boca Raton-based law firm today at 888-751-7770 to schedule a free consultation with our hit and run accident attorney.