If you or a loved one has been injured in a hit and run car accident due to a negligent driver, our Boynton Beach hit and run lawyers can help. Give our office a call to schedule your initial consultation for free.
Elements of a Hit and Run
A hit and run accident is when a driver flees the scene of the crash. This can involve a driver hitting various objects or people, including:
- Pets (in the state of Florida)
- Another vehicle
- Fixed object
According to Florida law, drivers involved in an accident must stop to render aid to those injured in that crash and stay on the scene to identify themselves properly.
However, this doesn’t always happen. When a driver leaves the scene of the crash, it can make it extremely difficult to track them down.
Steps to Take Following a Crash
After a hit and run crash, it is vital that you obtain as much information as possible to help build your case. Seeing as the other driver fled the scene, this may be hard to achieve.
However, you can look for identifying qualities, such as:
- License plate number
- Make, model, year and color of the driver’s car
- Description of the damage to the car
- Which direction the driver fled
The more information you gather, the easier it will be to file your claim. Be sure to document other details of the accident, including:
- Time and date
- Cause of the crash
- Damage to your vehicle (include photos)
- Witness testimonials
Once you have collected as much information as possible, it’s time to call the police. NEVER wait to make your police report. This will only cause a delay in locating the driver that caused your injuries.
After you’ve contacted the proper authorities, you can then file a claim with your insurance company. However, because you may lack the other driver’s information, the process can be slow and sometimes ignored. That’s where our Boynton Beach hit and run attorneys come into play.
How An Attorney Can Help
Whether we file a lawsuit against the other driver or negotiate with insurance companies, we are on your side. We understand the heavy financial burdens a hit and run accident can cause.
By working with the Boynton Beach hit and run lawyers at Kogan & DiSalvo, you can rest easy knowing that we will fight for you. Together, we will take the proper legal action to get you the compensation you need and deserve.
Compensation awarded in hit and run claims can be used to cover expenses, including:
- Current and ongoing medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
Our hit and run attorneys have the resources and proven successful track record to effectively investigate your accident case. We will be sure to take the best course of action for you and your family so you can focus on your recovery.