Jacksonville Hit and Run Accident Attorneys
Legal Help After a Hit and Run Car Collision
If you have been seriously injured in a hit and run, or have lost a family member to the reckless actions of a thoughtless motorist, give the hit and run accident attorneys at Farah & Farah a call today. In the state of Florida, fleeing the scene of a collision is a crime that can result in serious penalties or jail time. Additionally, you may be eligible for compensation in a civil suit! Call (904) 263-4610 today and schedule a free case consultation.
But you may be thinking: "What good will a settlement do now? It won’t change what happened."
While there is no turning back time, a personal injury settlement or suit can go a long way in alleviating the immediate burdens you may be facing. Obtaining compensation from the at-fault party can assist with a number of complications, such as:
- Hospital bills
- Doctor’s fees
- Property damage
- Funeral costs
- Long term therapy, both physical and mental
But you must act quickly. The clock starts ticking on your claim the moments directly after your crash. Evidence begins to fade almost immediately, witness memories grow foggy and official reports get filed away – to say nothing of the statute of limitations counting down or actually catching the coward who struck you in the first place. Don’t lose your opportunity at a just and fair compensation.
The pedestrian accident attorneys at Farah & Farah in Jacksonville understand how devastating a personal injury or wrongful death caused by a negligent driver can be, especially if the at-fault party is still at large. We have had decades of experience helping victims in similar situations and we are prepared to use every resource at our disposal. Call us to discuss your rights and review your options at (904) 263-4610.
What Happens to a Driver who Leaves the Scene of an Accident in Florida?
While Florida has only about six percent of the nation’s residents, it sees about 11 percent of the nation’s pedestrian accidents each year. An unfortunately high number of these collisions are hit and runs. And while the reasons for such numbers vary, the fact remains that leaving the scene is a crime in Florida, and the penalties are severe. Injured persons who can identify a hit and run driver can also seek compensation for injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and other losses resulting from the crash.
What if the Police Can’t Find the Driver?
Unfortunately, this is a sad fact of many hit and run cases; sometimes the criminals simply get away with it. But it is most certainly not the end of the line for you or your family. You may face an uphill battle, but you have options, with which we can assist.
The first avenue that should be explored is your own insurance policy. Personal injury protection (PIP) coverage or medical payments (MedPay) coverage may cover your medical bills and hospital expenses in the case of a hit and run. Also, uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage may kick in to cover medical bills and other losses related to the collision. This coverage can help while the search continues for the guilty party.
Contact a Jacksonville Car Accident Attorney at Farah & Farah
If you have been injured or lost someone you love due to a hit and run, the experienced legal team at Farah & Farah can help you evaluate your claim and pursue legal action against the responsible party. You may be entitled to financial coverage through your insurance company. Do not hesitate to contact our Jacksonville injury lawyers to discuss your options and to secure your rightful compensation. For a no-cost consultation, call (904) 263-4610.