Hit and run accidents are a serious concern and a unique form of personal injury, making it important to hire an experienced attorney who is familiar with such cases. At Miami Legal Firm, our attorney has vast experience and the required knowledge to lead a hit and run case. Hit and run cases require regular correspondence with insurance companies along with various other legal formalities. The entire process can be complex, lengthy and time-consuming for an individual who has little or no legal background.
What is a hit and run accident?
Not stopping for identification after an accident is called “hit and run.” When a driver escapes the scene of an accident, he or she can be held liable and made to pay settlement to the victim for any damages. If you have been a victim of a hit and run accident, call us or complete our free case evaluation form to explore your options.
If the negligent party does not have insurance or you were not able to obtain their information because they fled the scene, you can still be compensated for your loss if you have uninsured motorist coverage. The purpose of this coverage is to help pay for your expenses if you are involved in an accident caused by an uninsured driver, or by a driver who does not carry liability insurance.
If you encounter a hit and run scenario, follow these steps:
- Try to identify the driver and the vehicle, including the make, model and plate number.
- Never try to stop a driver from fleeing the scene of an accident.
- If you are able to, contact the authorities and report as many details as you can.
- Take pictures of the accident scene and your vehicle (if applicable).
- Call an experienced law firm for further assistance.
While an insurance company may compensate you for certain damages in a hit and run case, an attorney can provide a strategy to see that you are properly compensated. Contact us at Miami Legal Firm to ensure that you receive the proper representation needed for this type of claim.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a hit and run accident, fill out the form or call Miami Legal Firm at 305-265-2266 to receive a free case evaluation.