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Navigating claims for Florida hit-and-run accidents

On Behalf of | Jan 31, 2024 | PERSONAL INJURY (PLAINTIFF) - Hit-and-Run Accidents |

Anyone involved in a car accident may feel confused, angry and scared. This is especially the case in hit-and-run accidents. Here are a few tips for handling these kinds of accidents in Florida.

How to respond to hit-and-run crashes

Those involved in a hit-and-run crash should ideally move their vehicles to safe places while staying at a safe location nearby. Check on vehicle occupants and contact paramedics when assistance is needed. The next step is to record the details from the accident, including the model and make of the car that left the accident scene.

Talking to eyewitnesses may be another important step to take following the wreck. Witnesses may be able to explain what they saw to law enforcement. If possible, accident victims should take photographs of the damage done to their automobiles. The pictures can provide evidence for police and insurance companies.

How an attorney can help

An individual who is injured in a hit-and-run accident in Florida will want to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. If the fleeing driver is ultimately found and taken into custody in connection with the accident, an attorney may help the injured victim file a personal injury claim against that individual, seeking damages. Liability must established before a judge will determine the claim for damages. If the plaintiff is successful, he or she may be awarded damages to cover accident-related losses, like medical expenses and lost income from employment.