Winter Park Hit & Run Lawyer
Being involved in an accident is a traumatic and stressful experience on its own. The stress is compounded when the driver who caused the accident flees the scene. That is what’s known as a “hit-and-run” accident. Since this is not something most people have ever dealt with, you may be left with numerous questions and are unsure what to do next. Rest assured, you have several options available when you are the victim of a hit-and-run accident in Florida. To learn more about how our Winter Park hit & run lawyers can help, contact Israoui Law.
Our skilled team of Florida auto accident lawyers is here to help. We have years of experience helping clients just like you. We can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
What to Do After a Hit-and-Run Accident
When you’ve been in any type of accident, the most important thing is to remain calm and get somewhere safe. If you or anyone else in your vehicle is injured, you should call 911 and write down any details of the vehicle that struck your car and fled the scene. Jot down the details while they are fresh, even if you don’t know the exact information. Try to remember the make and/or model of the vehicle and the color. If you got a glimpse of the license plate at all, any portion of the plate may help the police track down the culprit.
Were there any witnesses? If someone stops, get all their contact information and any pertinent details they remember about the vehicle. Don’t wait for the police to talk to the witnesses because sometimes people have to leave, or the police may direct you to come to the station to file a report in less severe accidents.
If your injuries are not too severe, try to get some scene photos, including damage to your vehicle. Look for pieces of the other vehicle that might have fallen off at the scene, skid marks, etc. You should also photograph your own injuries if possible. Even if you called 911, you should follow up and contact the police within 24 hours to verify a report was filed. If you fail to report the accident timely, it can potentially impact your ability to recover compensation for your injury claim.
How to Pursue Compensation After a Hit-and-Run Accident in Florida
Being the victim of a hit-and-run accident affords you some rights in Florida as a victim of a crime. Under Florida law, you may be entitled to crime victim compensation. That may reimburse you for damages like medical expenses, loss of earnings, and disability for those who suffered a permanent impairment. An experienced Winter Park hit-and-run accident attorney can help you gather all the evidence necessary to pursue a claim under Florida’s crime victim compensation program.
Contact Our Winter Park Hit & Run Accident Lawyers Today
Don’t make the mistake of assuming your only recourse after a hit-and-run accident is to file a claim with your own insurance company either. To learn what compensation options may be available to you, contact the Winter Park hit-and-run accident attorneys at Israoui Law today. We offer free, no-obligation initial consultations. That means there is no cost to you for us to analyze your case and help you determine the best course of action.