Florida has strict laws regarding a person’s responsibilities following a car accident. If you were injured in a hit and run accident, it is vital to consult an experienced Miami personal injury attorney immediately. Sadly, hit and run accidents are fairly common occurrences. These accidents are complicated because the search for the fleeing driver can be long, and in some cases the driver may never be found. We understand the different aspects of Florida hit and run laws and can apply our knowledge to your case.
Three lineman were hit, the third of whom died, in fatal hit-and-run accident in Florida last month. The accident took place around 7:00 p.m. when three lineman were working to restore power lost during Hurricane Michael near State Road 77 in Chipley. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), a driver headed northbound on the road completely departed from it and ended up striking the three lineman. Immediately after the accident, the driver of the car fled the scene on foot but was found shortly after. The driver was arrested and charges against him are currently pending as FHP continues to investigate the incident.
Hit and Run Accidents in Florida
In Florida, a hit and run collision occurs when one vehicle strikes another vehicle and then leaves the scene of an accident when the crash involves death, bodily injury or property damage. If you are a victim of a hit and run accident, you may not always be able to locate the at-fault driver to hold him or her responsible for the accident. However, you can seek compensation for your losses through our own insurance company. Florida is a no-fault insurance state, which means that all drivers must have personal injury protection coverage (PIP). The claim process can be complicated when you cannot identify the driver so it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side who understands the unique challenges associated with hit and run accidents.
It is important to note that if the driver is located, the victim may still have the right to file a personal injury claim against that driver, provided the victim has suffered injury, property damage or losses that exceeded the PIP coverage of $10,000.
These cases can be much more complicated than other types of auto accident cases, which is why having the right attorney on your side can be the difference between recovering compensation and going home empty handed.
Contact a Reputable Miami Hit and Run Attorney
Being involved in a car accident is stressful enough, but the situation can be even worse when it is a hit and run. If you or someone close to you has been the victim of a hit-and-run accident, we can help. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our Miami car accident attorneys are dedicated to helping auto accident victims recover the compensation they rightfully deserve. For more information about your case, please call us at 1-877-499-HURT (4878) or reach out to us via our online form today.
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