Dedicated Fort Lauderdale Attorneys Assist Clients Hurt in Hit and Run Accidents
Trusted Florida lawyers hold drivers accountable for leaving the scene
It is a crime in Florida to leave the scene of an accident that results in any property damage or injury. Yet, nearly one in four crashes in the state involve a hit and run, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. In addition to criminal penalties, the driver may be held liable for the injuries caused. The auto accident attorneys at Fazio, DiSalvo & Abers, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale help victims of hit-and-run accidents identify the driver responsible so that they can recoup their medical costs, lost wages and other resulting damages, including pain and suffering.
Respected lawyers sue when hit and runs cause injuries or property damage
When a hit-and-run driver hits another vehicle, a pedestrian or a bicycle rider, the collision may inflict substantial bodily harm, such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Spinal trauma and paralysis
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue injuries, such as road rash and lacerations
- Organ damage and internal bleeding
If a crash results in an injury or damage to a vehicle or property, each driver involved is legally required to stop at the scene and provide their contact information and registration to all other parties. Each driver must also provide reasonable assistance to anyone hurt, which may involve calling 911 for an ambulance.
If you were harmed by a hit-and-run driver, you may feel you have no recourse for seeking recovery. Our car accident attorneys thoroughly investigate such accidents to find the driver at fault and to take appropriate legal action to win you fair compensation.
Diligent Florida lawyers skilled at proving liability for hit-and-run accidents
Drivers may flee the scene of an accident for many reasons. In some cases, a driver is in shock or seeks to escape from the upsetting experience. If the driver has a history of traffic accidents, or is uninsured or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, he or she may flee to avoid getting caught and being subjected to harsh punishment.
A driver convicted of leaving the scene of a fatal accident in Florida will receive a minimum prison sentence of four years with a maximum sentence of 30 years. When the driver causes a non-fatal injury, he can be incarcerated for up to five years, and if the crash only causes property damage, the guilty driver may spend up to 60 days in prison.
The fact that a driver who causes an accident is convicted of leaving the scene can help an injured party establish that driver’s liability in a civil suit seeking damages. Our hardworking lawyers investigate hit-and-run accidents in order to hold negligent drivers accountable for the injuries they inflict. To prove that a driver is liable for your accident costs, we will investigate the scene of the accident for things like tire marks and parts that came off the driver’s vehicle. We also look to obtain witness testimony, film or photographic documentation from the scene and any other evidence that can be used to show the driver was at fault for your injuries.
Contact determined Fort Lauderdale hit and run attorneys for a free initial consultation
The experienced personal injury attorneys of Fazio, DiSalvo & Abers, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida represent individuals injured in local hit-and-run accidents. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our dedicated lawyers, call (954) 463-0585 or contact us online.