When you are the victim of a hit and run accident in Orlando, it can be extremely frustrating and stressful, not to mention the pain you may be suffering when you are injured. If the negligent motorists fled the scene, how can you recover compensation for property damage, injuries, or other costs? At Adams & Luka, our Orlando personal injury attorneys will work diligently to locate the individual responsible for the accident, and hold him/her accountable. We strongly believe that those who are negligent should be brought to justice.
Hit and run accidents may involve two vehicles, a car and a motorcycle, car and large truck, or any combination. However, hit and run accidents also frequently involve pedestrians or bicyclists. Regardless, when someone is negligent and it results in the injury of another person, it is unlawful for that person to flee the scene. Unfortunately, many motorists do just that, out of fear, anxiety, or because they are drunk, on drugs, driving on a suspended license, etc. Several studies have indicated that Florida is the most dangerous state in the nation when it comes to bicyclists and pedestrians.Identifying a Hit and Run Driver
While it may be impossible to provide details on the hit and run driver if you were seriously injured, it can be helpful to provide police and insurance companies with any information you do have. If possible, try to jot down information of the vehicle's make, model, color, or any distinguishing marks such as dents or scrapes. If anyone saw the accident, notify the police and your Orlando hit and run accident attorney. While it may seem that some details are not significant, every detail, even the smallest, may help locate the individual who hit you.Why Work With a Personal Injury Attorney in Florida?
Recovering the damages you deserve can be extremely difficult when the responsible party is no where to be found. Under Florida law, drivers have PIP, or personal injury protection, which pays for the costs of injuries up to a certain amount. However, the driver who is at-fault is supposed to pay for property damage. The best protection is to buy collision coverage before a hit and run accident occurs to ensure any property damage is covered in the event you cannot locate the responsible driver, or obtain his/her insurance information.
By working with an attorney who is experienced in these situations, you will have the legal guidance and support necessary to make the right decisions. We will work aggressively to find the responsible party and secure the justice you deserve.Contact Adams & Luka Today
At Adams & Luka, we understand the stress you are under, and the financial dilemma you may face in addition to your injuries. Trying to figure out how to cover all your costs for medical expenses, property damage, lost income, and other expenses can be difficult. We will work to find the responsible party and hold him or her accountable, or help direct you regarding how to best proceed when this is not possible. Contact us now for a free consultation at (407) 872-0307 or (352) 787-2101.
Personal Injury Lawyers Advocating on Behalf of Victims of Hit and Run Accidents in Orange, Lake, Seminole, Osceola, Sumter, Marion, Volusia, Polk, & Brevard Counties.