What Happens If I Have Been Injured in a Florida Traffic Accident Where the Driver Left the Scene?
Leaving the scene of a traffic accident is a crime, especially when a vehicle collision causes significant property damage, injuries, or fatalities.
At the The Law Offices Of Keith Bregoff, our Vero Beach personal injury lawyer knows that getting hurt in an accident can lead to severe confusion. And when the injuries are catastrophic, you may have no way of knowing whether the negligent driver stayed at the scene or not.
Rest assured, even if you were not capable of identifying the vehicle before it fled, our Vero beach car accident attorneys will focus our resources on discovering who the driver was, and outlining the ways in which we will pursue their insurance company or personal finances for your financial recovery.
Why Would a Driver Leave the Scene of an Accident in Florida?
Negligent drivers are often careless in other aspects of their lives, too, which means they could have several reasons for leaving the scene of an accident, even if they are working as commercial truck drivers when the collision occurred.
Some potential explanations might include drivers who are operating their vehicles with/by:
- Disobeying traffic signs or signals, including running a red light or failing to yield
- Expired or suspended licenses
- No insurance coverage
- Speeding or driving recklessly
- Under the influence of drugs or alcohol
When negligent drivers cause a collision with injuries — or fatalities — the victims have a real fear that they may not recover the financial compensation they deserve for their medical bills, lost wages, and additional expenses caused by the accident.
With the help of the The Law Offices Of Keith Bregoff, and local law enforcement officials, we may get to the bottom of your collision by simply doing our due diligence.
What Can I Do to Help My Chances of Locating the Fleeing Driver?
There are several steps you can take to help locate the fleeing driver, if you are not too injured to focus on the task, that may help locate the vehicle’s driver that caused your injuries and fled the scene.
- Call 911 to alert them that a negligent driver has left the scene of the collision.
This will allow law enforcement officials to search for the make and model of vehicle that left the scene, when you can provide that information. It also creates an official report that allows other police officers to be on the lookout for the fleeing vehicle and driver.
Calling 911 also allows you to get the medical attention you need to ensure your safety.
- Tell the responding officials everything you know.
What type of vehicle hit you? Were you able to locate any identifying factors of the vehicle or the driver? Where do you hurt most? Do you need emergency transportation to get medical help?
- Contact the Law Office of Keith Bregoff, P.A.
At the The Law Offices Of Keith Bregoff, our auto accident attorneys in Vero Beach will investigate the crash and its evidence to identify the driver and the vehicle by working with local resources that allow us to view street camera footage or nearby public and private security footage to help build your case.
We will also work with your insurance company to pursue uninsured motorist benefits if the negligent driver did not have any coverage at the time of the crash.
Finally, we will plan and execute a legal strategy for giving you the best possible chance of recovering compensation for your injuries and losses.
You do not have to be frightened or confused about your collision with a driver who left the scene of the crash.
Contact our experienced Vero Beach personal injury attorney at the The Law Offices Of Keith Bregoff today to discuss the details of your collision by calling (772) 492-8967 to schedule a free consultation today.