When you are injured in a bicycle accident in Boca Raton, the at-fault driver and his insurance provider are responsible for the cost of treating your injuries and for any expenses that result from your injuries. It can be hard to know what to do when an at-fault driver causes an accident and then flees the scene.
If a hit and run driver is responsible for your accident and its financial aftermath, the financial impact of the accident does not have to create financial hardship for you and your family. Instead, a Boca Raton hit and run accident lawyer can help you explore your options for financial recovery when the at-fault driver does not stop and take responsibility for his actions.
When a hit and run driver damages or destroys your bike or injures you physically, find out how a lawyer can help you collect financial compensation. Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine by calling 1-800-747-3733 today.
For a free legal consultation with a hit and run accidents lawyer serving Boca Raton, call (800) 747-3733
Start Building Your Claim With Your Florida Crash Report
When you are involved in an accident in Boca Raton, you should always file a crash report with local police. In fact, according to § 316.066 of the Florida Statutes, a crash report is mandatory when the accident results in one or more of the following:
- Anyone in either car was injured
- Anyone in either car was killed
- Drug or alcohol use was involved
- Either car was damaged
- Either car was a commercial car
Filing a crash report is important because it proves that you did not leave the scene of the collision. A report can protect you from claims of fault the other driver might attempt to make at a later date. Your crash report also contains the following information that can help prove the cause of the collision and may help you locate and identify the at-fault driver:
- Descriptions of the car that hit you
- Descriptions of the at-fault driver
- Contact information for any witnesses
- Notes from the investigating officer
- Photos or diagrams of points of impact
Our team will use the information in your crash report—along with information gained from our own investigation to prove the cause of the accident, identify the at-fault driver, and contact your insurance provider for financial compensation.
Boca Raton Hit and Run Accidents Lawyer Near Me (800) 747-3733
Gather Additional Evidence to Support Your Claim
Along with your witness statements and crash reports, you can prove the validity and value of your compensation claim and help identify the at-fault driver. You can do this with medical reports that detail the extent and cost of the injuries you sustained.
If possible, try to collect or take pictures of any debris found at the scene. Look for dropped or damaged license plates or broken car parts that contain the VIN—or other identifying information.
You should also take pictures of the hit and run vehicle as it flees, if possible. But do not risk additional danger or harm to do so. You should document your injuries and points of impact on your bike with pictures. This information will be used by your Boca Raton hit and run accident lawyer to bolster and support your claim for financial compensation.
Explore Your Options for Financial Recovery
After a bicycle accident in Boca Raton, you are entitled to financial compensation. You do not have to give up on collecting the compensation you deserve simply because the other driver flees the scene. When that does happen, you have two options for damages:
- Locate and identify the at-fault driver or vehicle owner
- Seek financial recovery from your own insurance provider
The other party should pay for your injuries and your vehicle damage, if your policy does not include uninsured or underinsured motorist protection. If we cannot help you locate the at-fault driver, we can help you recoup your expenses.
Insurance Information Institute (III) affirms that Floridians are not required to carry uninsured motorist insurance. III’s research goes on to show that as of 2015, 26.7% of Florida drivers did not carry even the minimum required insurance. If you were injured and your property was damaged by an uninsured motorist, we can help you pursue your own insurance provider for compensation.
Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at 1-800-747-3733 today.
Complete a Free Case Evaluation form now
Damages You Can Recover After a Hit And Run Accident
If you included uninsured or underinsured motorist protection in your insurance policy, you are entitled to use that coverage if a hit and run (or otherwise uninsured driver) hits your car. You can seek the same economic and non-economic recoverable damages, including:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Current and future loss of income
- Damaged or destroyed vehicle
- Physical disability or disfigurement
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional distress
The accident you were involved in will come with its own set of financial expenses and losses. If someone you love was involved in a hit and run accident that cost them their life, you could also be entitled to a wrongful death claim to recover the cost of their funeral and burial expenses. Your lawyer will help you assess your total financial damages and ensure your claim is accurately valued.
If you were injured by a hit and run driver, a Boca Raton hit and run accident lawyer can help you recover your medical costs and injury-related expenses from your own insurance provider, if needed.
Let Our Team Support Your Fight for Compensation
If you were injured in a hit and run accident, do not give up on your right to financial compensation just because the at-fault driver left the scene. Find out how a lawyer can help you recoup your financial expenses and losses by contacting the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at 1-800-747-3733 today.