Hit and Run
It can be quite traumatic to be the victim of a car accident. This is especially true when the at-fault driver flees the scene of the accident without offering to render help and without providing contact or insurance information. There may be a number of reasons that a driver feels the scene of a car crash in Florida. Based in Jacksonville, Florida, automobile accident attorney David Wolf handles and pursues injury claims on behalf of victims involved in a hit and run accident. David Wolf firmly believes in Giving a Voice to Injury Victims and Their Families.Here are some examples of why drivers flee the scene of a car accident . . .
Here are some of the potential reasons:
- The person was drunk or under the influence of drugs and does not want to be arrested.
- The person did not have a valid driver's license.
- The person did not have his or her vehicle properly registered or insured.
- The person was an unauthorized driver of the vehicle or possibly even a car thief.
- The person is just a rude and uncaring person who only thinks of himself or herself.
If the victim or passenger is able to obtain a tag number, drivers of hit and run vehicles are some times located, apprehended, and / or arrested by local or state law enforcement officers. Florida Statutes requires that a driver of any vehicle involved in an automobile accident which results in property damage only shall remain at the scene of the accident. This is governed by Section 316.061, Florida Statutes. A person who violates this statute may be guilty of a misdemeanor. If the crash involves person injury, the driver for each vehicle involved in the crash shall remain at the scene pursuant to Section 316.027, Florida Statutes. A person who violates this section may be guilty of a felony.
It is quite challenging dealing with the issues and challenges following a car crash. The problems are magnified and worsened when it involves a hit and run driver who is never located OR a hit and run driver who is located but lacks adequate insurance to cover the victim's property damages and personal injuries. In most automobile accident cases including those involving a hit and run driver, it is important to determine and analyze the availability, type, and amount of automobile insurance. In these cases, it is often helpful if the victim owned or occupied a vehicle that was covered by Uninsured Motorist or Underinsured Motorist insurance.
David Wolf is an attorney, author, and advocate for injury victims. He is active in the community and often provides Free Advice and Free Consultations every change he gets. He is the author of 12 books that focus on personal injury issues including those that involve hit and run automobile accident. He is the author of the book titled - Florida Automobile Accidents - Personal Injuries - Keys to Protecting and Enforcing Your Legal Rights. He is also the author of the book titled - When the Wheels Stop Spinning - Legal Rights of the Injured Child - What Parents Need to Know After the Accident. You can get these and other books for free by visiting the Contact Us page of the website and filling out the form.Contact Attorney David Wolf Today for a Free Consultation . . .
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