Parkland Hit & Run Lawyer
Florida law requires that motorists involved in a crash stop immediately and, if necessary, render assistance. Sadly, hit and run accidents only seem to be increasing in Florida. Each year, hundreds of people are badly hurt in wrecks where the other driver hits the gas rather than stop and provide assistance.
If you were struck in a hit and run, you need to meet with an experienced attorney. Obtaining compensation is often a challenge, but Lyons & Snyder can help. Our Parkland hit & run lawyer can review your chances of receiving compensation and discuss next steps during a free consultation.
How Do You Pay for A Hit & Run?
One common fear is that accident victims have no way of paying for their medical bills, car damage, and other losses. Had the driver stopped and swapped insurance information (as required by law), a victim would know who to submit a claim to. But because the driver fled, victims feel abandoned—and worried about their futures.
Fortunately, you might receive compensation from:
- Personal injury protection benefits. These no-fault benefits are required of Florida motorists, and you should have a minimum of $10,000. Other drivers carry more. You can immediately tap these benefits following a hit and run.
- Collision coverage. This insurance will pay to repair your car following a crash. It is no-fault and will cover a hit and run.
- Uninsured motorist coverage. This insurance will also cover a hit and run. Unlike PIP, it is fault based, which means you can’t be primarily responsible for the accident. It will cover bodily injuries and pay for medical bills, replace lost wages, and provide other compensation.
Can You Find the Driver Who Hit You?
This is sometimes possible. Some motorists might even turn themselves in out of guilt. At a minimum, you increase the odds of finding a suspect if you quickly report the accident to the police. Also share with them any information you have about the driver and the car that hit you, such as make, model, color, and license plate. Try to remember the direction the driver fled.
Sometimes, nearby stores have surveillance video which will capture the collision and more clearly identify the license plate. Gas stations and convenience stores often have these cameras, and your attorney can perform a search.
Why a Lawyer is a Big Benefit
The Parkland hit and run lawyers at Lyons & Snyder will happily review whether you have a claim for compensation. Even negotiating with your own insurer can be difficult. They might claim you are really at fault for the crash and deny an uninsured motorist benefits. Your attorney can quickly jump in and recreate the accident to show the hit and run driver is at fault.
Call Us Today
Our Parkland hit & run accident lawyer is prepared to do whatever it takes to obtain favorable compensation. Even if the driver is long gone, your chances of receiving some money go up if you hire us. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.