Drivers have a duty to stop and ensure your safety after an accident. If you or a loved one was involved in a hit and run car accident in Clearwater, you could be the victim of negligence. Hiring a Clearwater hit and run accident lawyer from our firm allows us to take your case off your shoulders.
As your legal team, we will work to recover compensation through any available avenues. Whether the driver was caught or they are still at-large, we will fight for the financial recovery you deserve. Let us provide you with responsive legal care while going the extra mile for you.
Injuries from a Hit and Run may Entitle You to Compensation
Being injured in a hit and run accident means you could be entitled to compensation through the legal concept of negligence. This is the case because:
- Motorists owe others a duty of care.
- Leaving the scene of an accident is not reasonable behavior.
- Failing to stay at the scene and provide help to those who suffered injuries can cause them further harm.
By interpreting the American Bar Association (ABA) definition of negligence, we can show that leaving the accident scene equates to negligence and may entitle you to compensation. Negligence that results in injury can qualify you to file a lawsuit or insurance claim.
We Will Seek Compensation in the Most Appropriate Manner
When we choose an approach to your hit and run case, the path we take will depend on one major factor: whether or not the at-fault driver was located later on. In some cases, law enforcement is able to track them down. During our investigation, our team may also uncover evidence that leads us to the driver.
This will determine how we seek compensation for you. If the driver was found, we may have the option of filing a liability claim or a lawsuit against them. Otherwise, we could pursue compensation through your insurance.
Seeking Compensation from Your Insurance Company
Florida drivers look to their insurance first after many kinds of accidents since this is a no-fault state. However, your regular no-fault coverage may not be enough to address the damages you experienced. When there is no way to seek additional compensation from the at-fault driver, you may be able to rely on uninsured motorist (UM) coverage if you have any. Overall, your own auto insurance policy may cover:
- Your medical costs
- The cost of damage to your car
- Your most significant financial losses
We can deal with every part of your insurance claim, including the challenging parts. Your insurance company may comply with our requests, or we may experience challenges when seeking fair insurance coverage. We will:
- Prepare your UM claim
- Respond directly to insurance representatives on your behalf
- Negotiate an insurance settlement
Insurance companies may use a variety of negotiating techniques. Our team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine have encountered these tactics before and will respond to them appropriately. A Clearwater hit and run accident lawyer from our firm can handle these negotiations, so you don’t have to.
We Bring Lawsuits for Hit and Run Cases when Possible
If the authorities have not apprehended the driver who caused your hit and run accident, then a lawsuit may not be possible. If we do identify the at-fault driver, we will decide the best way to proceed, which may be through filing a personal injury lawsuit.
We will also identify any other potentially liable parties, such as the driver’s employer, the local government, or a mechanic or vehicle manufacturer. We will name any liable parties as defendants in your lawsuit if one is deemed necessary.
Damages You May Receive Compensation For
You may be eligible to collect compensation for all of your accident-related losses. The damages we may seek for you in a lawsuit include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
- Mental anguish
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning power
- Injury-related costs, like medical equipment and disability-equipped vehicles
- Damage to your vehicle and other personal property
If you are seeking compensation for a hit and run that caused your loved one’s passing, our team is prepared to help you seek wrongful death damages as well.
The Benefits of Hiring a Lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine
There are numerous benefits to hiring a lawyer from our team. By having us handle your case, you free yourself from the worry of a lawsuit or insurance claim. Upon retaining our services, you are no longer responsible for:
- Advocating for your rights
- Gathering evidence
- Gathering witness testimony
- Hiring experts to help with your case
- Filing paperwork, including but not limited to a claim or lawsuit
- Pursuing compensation
We handle each of these responsibilities. Our team will do anything else that is necessary to complete your case.
We Urge You to Focus on Your Recovery
Our goal is for you to worry about getting better. We take care of everything else.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that the annual cost of motor vehicle accidents in Florida is in the billions of dollars. This only accounts for fatal accidents, so the cost of all accidents can be considered significantly higher.
We will determine the specific cost of your hit and run accident. Whether through an insurance claim or lawsuit, we will seek a favorable financial outcome for you.
Do not wait to call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine
Our firm offers free, no-obligation consultations. We will answer any questions you have about hiring a Clearwater hit and run accident lawyer from our team.
Our representation also costs you nothing out of pocket, and we don’t get paid unless you do. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 to complete your free case evaluation.
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