ABOUT HIT AND RUN CAR ACCIDENTS
WHY HIT AND RUN DRIVERS LEAVE THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT
In Florida, drivers must carry car insurance in order to get a driver’s license. Unfortunately, there are drivers that once they have their license, they may drop their coverage or stop making their premium payments. Even though it is illegal to drive without insurance, uninsured motorists will continue to drive and figure it’s worth the risk because they probably wouldn’t get in an accident. Then it happens. Without auto insurance, drivers can be tempted to leave the scene of an accident.
STEPS TO TAKE AFTER A HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT
Like any car accident, there are steps that need to be taken like making sure you are getting out of the car in a safe place and watch for oncoming traffic, calling the police, taking pictures of the scene, seeking medical attention and getting the statements and contact information from any and all witnesses.
But when the accident involves a hit and run driver, you must somehow gather yourself and get the best look at the other vehicle possible. The license plate number is the best piece of information, but may be difficult to see. If you miss the license plate, then try your best to catch the make and model of the vehicle, color, and any other identifying marks. Also, make sure you ask any and all of the witnesses what they saw.
SPEAK TO A CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
The Fort Lauderdale car accident attorneys at Madalon Law have helped accident victims recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, disability and other loses including death. We offer a free consultation and will take on the cost and expenses of your case. We will not send you a bill unless we win your case. We know you’ve been through a lot. It’s time for you to get some answers about your hit and run accident. Contact our firm today and we will gladly go over your case with a free consultation.