Hit and Run Accident Attorney

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Leaving the scene of an accident in Florida or Georgia is a serious crime. Even in an ideal situation, a car accident can turn your world inside out. But when both drivers do not remain at the scene of an accident, your life can quickly become a waking nightmare. Between recovering from your injuries, dealing with insurance, and trying to resume your life, a hit and run accident can feel like too much to bear. Drivers that do not take responsibility for their actions should be punished. 

If you have been seriously injured in a hit and run — or have lost a cherished member — give the attorneys at Farah & Farah a call today. There are severe penalties for committing a hit and run. Additionally, you may be eligible for compensation in a civil suit! 

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A hit and run accident attorney can help you right these wrongs. Contact the hit and run professionals at Farah and Farah today for your free case review. 

How Many Hit and Runs Happen A Year?

Across Florida and Georgia, there has been an uptick in hit and runs in recent years. Here are some relevant statistics to paint a vivid picture of how dangerous hit and runs are: 

Hit and Run Accident Liability

Florida and Georgia observe different laws for understanding fault. No matter where you live, you should contact your insurance agent as soon as possible. There is a limited window for reporting a crash.

Cowards who commit hit and runs should face consequences. A hit and run settlement can be used to cover your expenses. There are many different avenues for seeking justice after a hit and run. The attorneys Farah & Farah have a winning reputation and are ready to help with your case.

What Happens After a Hit And Run Accident?

All accidents are traumatizing experiences that have severe repercussions. As horrible as accidents are, they can feel much worse when someone damages your or your vehicle and forgos accountability. 

The immediate aftermath of a hit and run are crucial moments. Here are some guidelines about what you should do after a hit and run: 

You may be thinking: “What good will a hit and run settlement do now? It won’t change what happened.” While there is no turning back time, a personal injury lawsuit recovery can go a long way in alleviating the immediate burdens you may be facing. Obtaining hit and run compensation from the at-fault party can assist with a number of complications, such as:

But you must act quickly after a car accident. 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 for just and fair compensation.

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 that 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.

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Generally speaking, insurance Florida drivers will cover 60% of your lost wages and 4/5ths of medical bills up to $10,000. If your medical bills are over $10,000, you may be able to make up the remaining difference with a bodily injury claim. 

Likewise, Georgia drivers provide minimum coverage of $50,000 for each person’s bodily injury in an accident, and a minimum amount of 25,000 per person. 

Even if the police can’t find the perpetrator, hiring a qualified hit and run car accident lawyer can help you find the best path forward. 

Contact a Jacksonville Car Accident Attorney at Farah & Farah

At Farah & Farah, we 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.

The experienced legal team at Farah & Farah’s can help you evaluate your hit and run claim and pursue legal action. You may be entitled to financial coverage through your insurance company. Do not hesitate to contact Farah & Farah to discuss your options and to secure your rightful compensation. For a no-cost consultation, call 877-245-6707 or schedule your free case review now.

Eddie Farah and Chuck Farah meeting with attorney Rick Staggard