Miami Hit & Run Accident Attorneys
Representing Victims of Hit & Runs in South Florida
In Florida, anyone who is involved in a car accident is legally required to stop at the scene, provide identification, and offer reasonable aid to anyone else who appears injured. Failure to do these things constitutes a “hit-and-run,” which is punishable by jail or prison time, as well as steep fines and other criminal penalties.
Despite these laws, many people flee the scene of an accident, whether out of fear, panic, or because they are intoxicated. This leaves injured victims with few options when it comes to recovering compensation for their damages in the wake of the crash.
At Amanda Demanda Law Group, we represent victims of serious hit-and-run accidents in Miami and throughout South Florida. Our attorneys understand the challenges you are facing, and they know how to help you navigate the legal system. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may have several options when it comes to pursuing compensation.
What to Do After a Hit & Run Accident
If you were the victim of a hit-and-run, meaning the other driver involved in the crash didn’t stop, you may be feeling confused about what to do next. First, if you have not received medical attention, do so right away. Even if you feel that your injuries are not that serious, it is important that you see a medical professional who can rule out underlying injuries and provide an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
Next, if possible, you should try to do the following:
- Immediately write down everything you can remember about the accident, the other driver, and the vehicle involved. Make a note of how the crash happened, what the other driver looked like, and the make, model, and color of their vehicle. If you were able to remember part or all of their license plate, write this down right away.
- Contact the police and make an official report. You are required by law to “immediately” report any accident resulting in bodily injury, death, or property damage over $500, as well as any collision involving a hit-and-run or intoxicated driver. When making your report, provide law enforcement with any details you have about the accident and the hit-and-run driver.
- Preserve any evidence from the crash, including damage to your vehicle. If you must have your vehicle repaired right away, make sure to take detailed pictures of the damage. You should also request and hang onto copies of your medical records, including all follow-up care, and the official police report.
- Avoid speaking to insurance adjusters, as they often use misleading language to try to get you to accept a low settlement or admit partial blame. You should never accept the insurance company’s first offer, as they are likely offering you far less than you really are owed. Do not sign anything or accept a settlement until you have spoken to an attorney.
- Contact a lawyer who has experience handling hit-and-run claims as soon as possible. At Amanda Demanda Law Group, we have helped numerous victims of hit-and-run accidents successfully fight for the fair compensation they were owed, and we have the resources to assist you with your claim, as well.
Our firm is here to protect your rights, including your right to fair compensation. Hit-and-run accident cases are generally more complex than standard motor vehicle accident claims, so it is important that you work with a legal team like ours that has the knowledge and experience to effectively advocate for you.
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In Florida, you only have four years from the date of injury to file a personal injury lawsuit—but the amount of time you have to file an insurance claim is likely much shorter. We strongly recommend that you contact an attorney, like ours at Amanda Demanda Law Group, as soon as possible to get the help you need.