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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 settlement.
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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.
Fortunately, you can pursue fair compensation for your losses with the assistance of a seasoned Tampa hit and run accident lawyer. At Smith & Stallworth, Attorneys at Law, our attorneys have 30+ years of combined 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! Request a free consultation -- we are available 24/7!
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