Plantation Hit-and-Run Lawyer
Compassionate Plantation Hit-and-Run Lawyer
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A hit-and-run accident is when a driver flees a crash scene where there is property damage, injuries or fatalities. Drivers are required under the law to stop at the scene when they are involved in an accident with another motor vehicle, a pedestrian or a bicyclist and provide reasonable assistance if there are injuries.
Unfortunately, sometimes irresponsible drivers do not stop. They may be drunk, uninsured or afraid of the consequences if they were texting or otherwise driving negligently. Hit-and-run driving is taken very seriously in Florida. Penalties for a felony hit-and-run, which is when someone is injured or killed in the accident, can bring years in prison.
When a hit-and-run driver has seriously injured you, that driver should be held accountable, not only criminally but also through a civil claim. If the driver can be identified, you could get compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering and other losses you experienced due to their actions.
Why Choose Our Florida Law Firm?
Attorney Carlos M. Amor has extensive experience helping victims of car accidents, truck crashes, motorcycle accidents and pedestrian accidents get compensation, including in accidents involving hit-and-run drivers. A native of Miami, he has practiced law in Florida for his entire legal career. Attorney Amor:
- Has comprehensive knowledge of the state’s accident laws, insurance system and the courts
- Provides free consultations in accident cases involving hit-and-run drivers
- Has received accolades in the legal community for his attention to professional excellence
- Can meet with you at our conveniently located Plantation office or at a place of your choosing.
When you need help following a devastating hit-and-run accident, our law firm is here for you. We want you to get the compensation you need to aid you financially during your recovery and help you move ahead with your life. Call Carlos M. Amor today by dialing 954-453-7200.
Reach Out to a Skilled Hit-and-Run Lawyer for Help
Our Plantation hit-and-run lawyer Carlos M. Amor may be able to get you maximum compensation following your accident. He understands the stresses injured people face in hit-and-run crashes and will work compassionately with you, while aggressively holding the at-fault driver to account.
Call our law firm today at 954-453-7200 to arrange a free consultation. Attorney Amor offers free consults, by phone, via video meeting or in person.
How Our Plantation Hit-and-Run Attorney Can Help
Here are some of the ways our Plantation hit-and-run attorney can help in your case:
- Trying to locate the hit-and-run driver if they have not yet been found.
- Gathering necessary evidence to file an insurance claim or lawsuit.
- Advising what your claim may be worth based on your injuries.
- Handling all paperwork and communications with insurers.
- Filing a legal claim against the hit-and-run driver.
- Counseling you throughout the entire legal process.
You can rely on attorney Carlos M. Amor to work diligently to try and get you the best possible result in your case.
Attorney Carlos M. Amor understands the stresses injured people face in hit-and-run accidents and will work compassionately with you. At the same time, he will aggressively hold the at-fault driver to account.
Injuries in Hit-and-run Accidents
Injuries from hit-and-run accidents are often severe. If the driver who hit and injured you fled, you may have been left to fend for yourself if there was no one else at the scene. The potential delay in getting medical attention if you were unable to call for help could have greatly worsened your injuries. When pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists are hit and drivers’ flee, injuries may be especially catastrophic and life threatening.
Here are some of the types of injuries that can result from hit-and-run crashes:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Neck and back injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue injuries.
If you were seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident, or if you lost a loved one, our hit-and-run lawyer in Plantation, FL can advise you of your options for getting financial compensation. If the driver was found, attorney Carlos M. Amor can counsel you about seeking damages in a lawsuit. If the driver was not identified, he can support you in getting payment from your own insurance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Get Answers from Our Hit-and-run Attorney
Hit-and-run accidents are complicated and confusing. It is hard to know what to do when an at-fault driver leaves the accident scene and cannot be found.
The answers to these frequently asked questions can help you understand what actions to take and what rights you have to compensation following an injury accident caused by a hit-and-run driver.
For answers specific to your case, contact our law firm at 954-453-7200.
What should I do after a hit-and-run?
What you will be able to do after a hit-and-run, of course, depends upon your injuries. If you are seriously injured, you will most likely be taken to the hospital by emergency responders. If your injuries are less severe, call the police. Never try to chase down a hit-and-run driver yourself. Give the police as thorough a description as you can of the vehicle and driver. If you can, take photographs of the accident scene and your vehicle. If there were eyewitnesses, get contact information.
Be sure to get medical attention right away even if you don’t feel you were injured. Sometimes serious injuries are not immediately obvious. Your medical records will also be evidence for your insurance claim or should you file a lawsuit. Also, consider speaking with a Florida attorney about your rights following a hit-and-run. Your attorney will guide you in steps to take.
Will my insurance cover a hit-and-run if the driver is not found?
Your personal injury protection (PIP) insurance will cover 80% of your medical bills up to the limits of your policy and may pay a portion of lost wages. Depending on your health insurance plan, it may also cover some of your medical costs of the accident. If you have uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage, you may also be able to make a claim against it if you were a victim of a hit-and-run. If you have collision coverage, it may pay for damage to your vehicle.
What compensation can I get if I have been in a hit-and-run crash?
What compensation you might get for your injuries following a hit-and-run crash will depend upon all the factors in the case. If the driver is not found, you will have to rely on your own insurance to pay for your injuries and property damage. If the driver is found and you are successful in a claim against them, you could potentially get payment for the following:
- Current and future medical treatment including emergency costs, hospitalization, rehabilitation, doctor visits and more
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Punitive damages for especially egregious actions.
If your family member died, their estate may be able to bring a claim for funeral costs, medical expenses, lost income, lost companionship and support and other damages.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit after a hit-and-run?
The Florida Statute of Limitations generally gives you four years to file a lawsuit for injuries after a hit-and-run accident. In hit-and-run cases when drivers are not found right away it can, of course, delay filing. Once the driver is found, do not wait to begin the process. Your lawsuit does not have to be completed within four years; it only has to be filed with the court.
If your family member died due to a hit-and-run accident, there is a two-year statute of limitations from the date of death for bringing a wrongful death lawsuit. There are some exceptions to these time limitations. Our Plantation hit-and-run attorney can advise you about deadlines for your case.
Get Help from a Hit-and-run Lawyer in Plantation, FL
Carlos M. Amor Will Work Aggressively in Your Interests
Injuries caused by hit-and-run drivers are especially frustrating and upsetting. You want the irresponsible person who injured you to be held accountable and not get away with what they have done. You also need the compensation you could get through a legal claim to help you pay for your medical costs and all the other losses you have experienced.
Our dedicated hit-and-run lawyer in Plantation, FL, is sympathetic to your feelings. He also knows that you are entitled to payment for your damages and will work aggressively to try and get you the compensation you need. To schedule a free consultation with Carlos M. Amor, contact us at 954-453-7200. Attorney Amor offers free consults by phone, via video meeting or in person. Call us for help today.