If you are the victim of a hit and run, police will work hard to track down the offender and attain justice. The state of Florida considers leaving the scene of an accident to be a serious crime. This is a bit of positive news for the very unfortunate situation a victim of a hit and run goes through. Further, even where there is only minor property damage, offenders can be sentenced to up to 60 days in jail. And where someone is injured or killed, the result could be a felony conviction and years in jail.
The punishment for leaving the scene of accident varies depending on the degree of property damaged or injury caused. In addition to increased insurance premiums and driver’s license revocations, a conviction can result in serious criminal penalties.
Injury or Death
Hit and Run Victim Options if the Person Cannot Be Found
Hit and run victims in Florida who are injured by a hit and run driver have an uphill battle if the other driver is not found. However, the victims of a hit and run accident have some insurance options through there own insurance (if previously purchased):
If you or a loved one were involved in a hit and run accident in Florida, do not hesitate to seek the help and counsel of an experienced personal injury lawyer. We are dedicated to helping injury victims hold negligent parties legally responsible and get the compensation that they need for damages associated with an accident. To make an informed decision about your specific legal problem, it’s important to be fully aware of your rights and options. Contact us and we will help you immediately.
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