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How to Recover Compensation After a Florida Hit-And-Run Accident?

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After being injured in a hit-and-run accident, it can easily feel as if the likelihood that you will be able to recover compensation for your losses is slim to none. However, that is not necessarily the case. While recovering compensation after a Florida hit-and-run accident may be more challenging than if the driver had not fled the scene, with the help of a trusted personal injury lawyer, it is possible for you to get the fair compensation you deserve.

Hersh Kirtman Injury Law is a personal injury law firm helping clients in Florida who have been involved in hit-and-run. While you may be feeling stressed about the fact that you do not have the other driver’s information to pursue your claim, our team of legal professionals can help you recover damages caused to you by the incident.

Can You Still Retain Compensation After a Florida Hit-And-Run?

Even though the driver who hit you drove off after the crash, you can still get justice. Our lawyer can help you file a claim with your own insurance company to have up to the first $10,000 of your medical bills paid by your personal injury protection (PIP) benefits. Your lawyer may also assist you by making a claim for uninsured motorist, UM, or underinsured motorist, UIM, benefits under your own insurance policy. However, both of these provisions are optional for Florida motorists, and therefore many drivers do not have UM or UIM provisions added to their policy when these accidents occur.

In some cases, your attorneys and law enforcement may be able to locate the driver who hit you. In the event that this occurs, you may be able to bring a claim for personal injuries against them for the harm they caused to you.

What Damages Can You Collect After a Florida Hit-And-Run Accident?

When bringing a claim for personal injuries following a hit-and-run accident in Florida, your lawyer can help you recover damages for the losses you have suffered due to the other driver’s negligence. The damages you may be eligible to collect following a hit-and-run accident include the following:

  • Medical expenses: When a hit-and-accident occurs, victims often suffer injuries that result in costly medical bills, surgeries, therapies, or medications. Victims should be compensated for the cost of all necessary medical care in the past and future relating to their injuries caused by the hit-and-run.
  • Lost wages: Individuals who have been harmed in a hit-and-run may be unable to work while they recover from their injuries. Victims should be compensated for all present and future wages they may lose as a result of the crash.
  • Property damage: If the victim’s property was damaged in the crash, they should be compensated for the cost to repair or replace it.
  • Pain and suffering: Those who are injured in hit-and-run accidents can be emotionally and physically distressed following the incident. Victims should be compensated for the pain and suffering they have endured due to the other driver’s negligent actions.

A lawyer can help you determine how much you may be owed in damages and can help guide you through the process of your personal injury claim to get justice on your behalf. For help bringing your claim after a hit-and-run accident in Florida, contact a trusted personal injury lawyer today.

Contact a Florida Hit-And-Run Accident Lawyer Today

Car accidents can be traumatic, especially when the driver who caused the crash flees the scene. If you have been harmed in a hit-and-run, one of our trusted lawyers can help you get the justice you deserve. 

At Hersh Kirtman Injury Law, we are dedicated to providing clients with the legal representation they need to pursue compensation after a hit-and-run. To schedule a free case evaluation with one of our Florida hit-and-run lawyers, contact us today by filling out our contact form or giving us a call at (561) 208-3700.

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