According to Wikipedia, a hit-and-run accident is defined as “the act of causing a traffic accident and not stopping afterward. It is considered a supplemental crime in most jurisdictions.” In other words, leaving the scene of an accident you caused is against the law. Unfortunately, many drivers are too nervous, angry, or complacent to stop. For this reason, car accident lawyer offices work around the clock to provide justice to those injured in hit-and-run accidents.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a reckless driver, call our experienced team at Fetterman & Associates to file your Florida personal injury lawsuit. Our office is dedicated to fighting for the compensation you deserve.
“Hit-and-run” laws arose from the difficulties that early traffic collision victims faced in identifying perpetrators so that they could be brought to justice,” Wikipedia reads. “Apart from the obvious ability of an automobile to flee the scene quickly…drivers often wore driving goggles, vehicles at the time did not have license plates, and roads were unpaved and thus quite dirty.”
Regardless of the changes in technology and fashion, hit-and-run accidents have continued at an alarming rate.
While there’s no concrete way of knowing why a driver fled the scene of an accident, there are two popular reasons: the driver is not properly licensed, or the driver is not properly insured. The driver may also be interested in avoiding law enforcement for other reasons, such as ongoing criminal activity. This means following a driver fleeing the scene is not advisable. Instead, get in touch with a car accident lawyer as soon as possible.
As State Farm outlines, there are several things you should do (if possible) after being injured in a hit-and-run accident.
On the flip side, there are several things you should not do after being injured in a hit-and-run accident, including:
Taking these actions could lead to further crashes, injuries, and arrests. Instead, contact a car accident lawyer to file your Florida personal injury lawsuit as soon as possible.
There are few things more stressful than being injured in a hit-and-run accident. If you or a loved one has been harmed due to the negligence of another driver, contact our team of experienced personal injury attorneys at Fetterman & Associates by calling (561) 845-2510. Our mobile office will come to you, ensuring you get the medical care and treatment you need – and the compensation you deserve.
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