Hit and Run Accidents
Being involved in a hit and run accident can be a terrifying experience that has serious dangers of both physical and psychological injuries. Knowing that there are people out on the road who have such little regard for the safety of those around them can be intimidating, and when you must then begin to work with your insurance company you may find that they are less helpful than you would like. This is where a personal injury attorney can be a major help for your situation.
There are many different possibilities for seeking damages after a hit and run, even if we are unable to locate the person who hit you before taking off. In situations where we are able to locate the person who hit you, then the process may be easier, but there is always the possibility that they took off after the accident because they were uninsured. What then? It was estimated in 2015 that 13% of all drivers on Florida’s roads were uninsured, meaning that it is essential for all drivers to carry Uninsured Motorist Insurance in order to protect them against these irresponsible drivers.
Even if you have UM or UIM, you may still find that your interactions with your insurance company are unsatisfactory in getting you the money that you truly need in order to recover from this experience. Again, the team at Abercrombie, P.A. is here to help. Read more below about how we will help you through whatever the situation is that you have ended up in after being involved in a hit and run, and contact us now to schedule an initial consultation to speak directly with a legal professional. During your consultation, we will be able to discuss the accident, your injuries, any work you have done so far in order to remedy the situation, and how we can help you move forward with confidence.
What To Do After a Hit and Run
If you have been involved with a hit and run, the most important thing that you can do is to ensure that both you and your passengers are safe, and then contact the authorities immediately. The police will be able to write up an accident report and investigate any possible evidence that may lead to them finding the person who hit you and left the scene of the accident. In the case that they are able to locate the other driver, this will be an enormous benefit for your personal injury case as we try to show the judge and jury that you are owed a fair amount of money.
It is important that you see a doctor ensure that any injuries are addressed immediately. What may seem like a minor injury at first can rapidly turn into something more serious and long-term, and it is important that you are aware of any possible risks to your health.
Speak with any eyewitnesses as soon as possible so that you can find any additional evidence or at least accounts that prove you were not the one at fault. They may have noticed the color of the car, the make, and model, or even recognize the driver.
Filing an Insurance Claim After a Hit and Run
The first thing that you will need to work on is determining how much financial damage has been done since you will likely need to file a claim with your own insurance company through your Uninsured Motorist policy. While dealing with your own insurance company is generally more pleasant than dealing with another driver’s insurance company, you will still see that you have much better results if you work with an attorney through the process.
Additionally, if we are able to locate the offender who hit you and then left the scene, we will aggressively seek the maximum amount of damages you are entitled to in order to compensate for your suffering, as well as the fact that the driver acted so irresponsibly by fleeing.
Contact Us Now
Regardless of where you are in your process of dealing with a hit and run accident in Central Florida, working with the team at Abercrombie, P.A. will prove to be a good decision. Our experience handling situations like your own means that we will be able to navigate the otherwise complicated world of police reports, investigations, Uninsured Motorist claims, and everything else that comes along with this frustrating accidents.
Contact us now to schedule your initial consultation, where you can learn all about how we can start helping you today.