If you have hit another vehicle, it’s more than common decency to stop and make sure the other occupant is okay; it’s the law. However, there are many auto accidents where one car hits another and then drives away. This is popularly called a hit and run accident. These kinds of accidents seriously injure and kill people in Florida every single year.
Hit and run accidents don’t always involve vehicles. Often times, a pedestrian or someone riding their bike is hit by a car. According to several studies, Florida is the most dangerous state for pedestrians and bike riders.
Unfortunately, many victims of hit and run accidents have trouble getting compensation for things like medical bills or car repairs. The experienced Orlando car accident attorneys at Best Law Firm Florida P.A. will work tirelessly to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. Since most victims run into problems dealing with insurance agencies, especially since Florida is a no-fault state, we can speak to them on your behalf. You can focus on healing, knowing your interests are being looked out for.
Reasons for Hit and Run Accidents
There are many reasons why someone might flee the scene of an accident. These include:
- Driving impaired, such as under the influence of drugs or alcohol, tired, or distracted
- Driver does not have a license or is uninsured, or license has been suspended or revoked
- Driver was doing something illegal, such as driving a stolen vehicle or street racing
- Driving aggressively because of rage or even inexperience
Due to the location of Florida, we have large groups of elderly drivers who should not be driving, immigrants from all over the world who may not understand the law completely, as well as lots of tourists. Any of these groups can be the victim or responsible for hit and run accidents.
How We Can Help
Even if you have no idea who hit you, you may still be able to collect compensation. The experienced Orlando hit and run accident attorneys at Best Law Firm Florida P.A. will work with you to make sure you are aware of the law surrounding complex hit and run cases, that you are kept up to date on all aspects of your case, and that your needs are met as you or your loved one heals from injuries you sustained.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a hit and run accident in the Orlando, Florida area, please contact the experienced Orlando hit and run accident attorneys at The Best Law Firm Florida P.A. for an initial case consultation.