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Being a victim of a hit-and-run accident is traumatic. You must deal with the aftermath and all its repercussions without potentially ever identifying the at-fault driver. Some of the questions you may ask include: who will pay for medical expenses, the cost to repair my vehicle, and lost wages? If this has happened to you, please contact a Palm Bay car accident attorney at Kogan & DiSalvo and schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. It is an opportunity to ask questions and determine whether you have a valid claim for compensation. It is our goal to help clients get their lives back on track with minimal disruption or inconvenience.

What is a Hit and Run Accident?

The are several types of hit-and-run accidents vary and aren’t limited to collisions between two cars.

Some examples include the following:

  • A driver who hits an unattended parked car and doesn’t leave a note with contact information
  • A driver hits a pedestrian and leaves the scene
  • A driver that hits a bicyclist, motorcycle rider, or any vehicle on the road is likely guilty of a hit-and-run if one of the parties leaves without exchanging contact information.

Unfortunately, hit-and-run accidents are common. This usually happens because the driver doesn’t have a license, isn’t insured, is under the influence, or has expired tags. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported 104,895 hit-and-run accidents in 2022, with 1,007 serious bodily injuries and 266 fatalities. Additionally, 144 of the hit-and-run fatalities in 2022 were pedestrian accidents, and 50 were bicyclists.

How Do I Recover Damages if The At-Fault Driver Can’t Be Located?

If the driver cannot be located, you may still be entitled to compensation from your insurance through your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist Protections. 

  • The minimum requirement for auto insurance in Florida is personal injury protection (PIP) which covers up to $10,000. If you only carry the minimum required by law, that’s all the insurance company is legally obligated to cover. However, in many circumstances, it isn’t enough to cover all your losses, which may include medical bills, property loss, lost income, and other damages, such as pain and suffering.
  • If PIP coverage isn’t enough to pay for your losses, you may be able to claim additional underinsured motorist or uninsured motorist protection—if you have purchased this coverage—which is recommended for all Florida residents.

Hiring the Right Attorney for Your Hit and Run Accident Claim

If the driver of a hit-and-run accident is found, their insurance is liable for your damages. However, it can still be difficult to negotiate a fair settlement in many cases. A dedicated and experienced Palm Bay hit-and-run accident lawyer can fight for your rights, so you can focus on healing.

Contact Us at Kogan & DiSalvo for a Free Consultation

Our Palm Bay car accident lawyers can help you negotiate a fair settlement in your hit-and-run case. From gathering evidence, proving liability, and holding insurance companies accountable, we will be with you every step of the way. We take the time to understand the unique details of your case and build a legal strategy that addresses your immediate and future needs. Schedule a free consultation with us today, and because we work on a contingency basis, there are no upfront legal fees.

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