There were 69,994 hit-and-run wrecks in Florida in 2012, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV).
The FLHSMV recommends that if you are the victim of or witness a hit-and-run crash, you should follow its CRASH system:
- Contact the police.
- Remain composed.
- Acquire witness, driver and vehicle information.
- Survey the accident scene, and note and/or draw the vehicle crash location.
- Help anyone who is hurt.
If you or someone you love was the victim of a hit-and-run accident, after completing the tasks instructed in the CRASH system, you should talk to an experienced injury attorney. Many injury lawyers will speak with you free of charge and explain your rights and options following a hit-and-run wreck, including your chances of recovering the money you and your family may need for hospital bills and to cover lost income.
Locally, a Miami-Dade family is suffering because of the reckless actions of a hit-and-run driver. According to WBFS-TV, a 37-year-old wife and mother of two was left in critical condition after a black Mercedes, which fled the scene following the wreck, hit her car.
Fortunately, the driver of the black Mercedes left a substantial amount of evidence behind when he fled, which has enabled the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) to identify him. FHP told WBFS that the hit-and-run driver was expected to turn himself in soon.
Can I Afford to Hire an Attorney?
As injury attorney Curt Miner talks about in the video below, personal injury lawsuits are often handled on a contingency fee basis. When an attorney takes a case on a contingency fee basis, he or she will only receive a portion of the client’s successful verdict or settlement as a fee, and if the client does not receive a favorable verdict or settlement, the lawyer charges no attorney fees.
Colson Hicks Eidson – Injury Attorneys