Hit & Run Accidents Lawyers in Tampa
Florida Car Accident Attorneys
A "hit and run" is an auto accident that involves one of the
drivers fleeing the scene. According to Florida law, drivers who are involved
in auto accidents - even when not responsible for causing the accident
in the first place - have an obligation to stop at the scene and exchange
contact, driver and insurance information with the other parties involved.
If you were injured in a hit & run accident, you may be wondering what
recourse you have in filing an insurance claim and recovering financial
compensation for your injuries if the responsible party cannot be found.
Our team at Smith & Stallworth, Attorneys at Law can evaluate your
options and provide the powerful legal voice you need to pursue a proper
Insurance Coverage and Hit & Run Accidents in Florida
To get a driver’s license, a person must have insurance coverage.
However, after obtaining their license some drivers may allow their insurance
payments to lapse and therefore may no longer be lawfully insured. In
these cases, a driver may attempt to leave the scene of an accident because
he or she does not have auto insurance.
Driving without insurance is a serious offense, and the driver is most
likely trying to avoid arrest as well as liability to pay for the accident
victim’s injuries and property damage. Leaving the scene of an accident
is a criminal offense, and though the negligent driver may be prosecuted
in the criminal courts, the victims often do not receive justice for the
injuries and damages they sustained.
Powerful Help for Victims
Fortunately, you can pursue fair compensation for your losses with the
assistance of a seasoned
Tampa auto accident lawyer. At Smith & Stallworth, Attorneys at Law, our attorneys are experienced
in dealing with hit and run accident claims. We represent victims of these
accidents throughout Tampa and the rest of Florida, offering our experience
and aggressive legal strategies to assist you in recovering the money
you need. An attorney at our firm can meet with you to conduct a free
initial case evaluation.
Should you decide to work with our firm, we can work with private investigators
and other professionals in an attempt to locate the driver who fled the
scene. We can also investigate other resources for recovering financial
compensation, including negotiating with your own insurance company to
ensure your claim is paid in full. We will take the time to understand
your particular situation in order to develop and carry out a legal strategy
that offers you the best opportunity at a brighter future. To learn how
you can fight for justice,
contact a Florida hit & run accident attorney at our firm to discuss your case!