What Are the Consequences of Hit and Run After an Accident? After a hit-and-run accident, the consequences can be severe, which is why you need a lawyer to help you navigate your claim.

As the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) explains, the consequence of a hit and run after an accident can include a criminal conviction, prison time, a financial fine, and the loss of their license.

Along with criminal charges, a negligent driver may also be liable for your injuries and losses. You can file an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit to pursue compensation.

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What Coverage Can You Receive From a Hit-and-Run Driver?

If you are able to identify the hit-and-run driver, they may have to cover your accident-related losses. Those losses may include:

  • The ambulance ride from your accident scene
  • Emergency treatment
  • Hospitalization
  • Emergency medication
  • Non-emergency medication
  • Lost income
  • Lost earning power
  • Medical equipment
  • Pain and suffering
  • Vehicle damage
  • Temporary transportation
  • Psychological counseling

We can calculate your losses and pursue fair compensation for them.

How Much Can You Receive for a Hit-and-Run Accident?

The value of your judgment or settlement will depend on your losses. More specifically, your compensation may vary depending on:

  • Your specific injuries
  • How severe your injuries are
  • Whether you need surgery and other medical procedures
  • How long your injuries keep you from working
  • The nature of your pain and suffering

We will investigate your accident fully. This will allow us to determine the value of your case.

Must the At-Fault Driver Dave a Criminal Conviction to Owe You Compensation?

No, the at-fault driver does not have to be convicted to owe you compensation. The standard for liability in a civil case is less strict than a criminal case. Therefore, you may collect awards regardless of the outcome of a criminal case.

What is the Liability Standard in a Hit-and-Run Case?

Per the American Bar Association (ABA), a defendant is generally liable if they were negligent. In the case of a hit-and-run accident, negligence may be clear.

Motorists owe a duty of care to others. This duty of care generally requires them to:

  • Operate their vehicle cautiously
  • Refrain from driving while intoxicated
  • Avoid causing an accident
  • Remain at the scene of the accident if they are involved in one

A hit-and-run driver may violate more than one of these duties of care. This may make them wholly liable for your accident. We will pursue coverage for the harm that they caused you.

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What Should You do After Your Hit-and-Run Accident?

It is important that you receive proper medical care following your accident. Medical documentation can serve as evidence of your accident-related injuries and losses. You can also consider hiring a lawyer to help investigate your case.

Reasons to Hire Our Firm

Hit-and-run accidents may present challenges that are not present in other case types. We may need to:

  • Investigate the identity of the hit-and-run driver
  • Determine if the driver has insurance
  • Prove that the driver caused your accident
  • Determine whether you should file a lawsuit or insurance claim

Completing these tasks could be difficult while healing from your injuries. You may be unfamiliar with civil cases. You do not need to handle your case alone. We will represent you at no up-front cost.

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What Our Team Can Do for You

We are a full-service law firm. Our concern is your well-being and the outcome of your case. Our team will:

  • Refer you to medical professionals
  • Help schedule doctors appointments
  • Monitor your recovery
  • Help arrange temporary transportation

We also handle all of your legal needs. Our broad legal service is seeking compensation for you. We do this through a number of more specific steps.

Gather Evidence

We want to present as strong a case as possible during settlement negotiations. We may support your case with:

  • Photographs of your injuries and damage to your vehicle
  • Any video footage of your accident
  • Police reports
  • Witness statements
  • A reconstruction of your accident
  • Expert testimony

Calculate Your Losses

We also support your case by documenting your losses. Documentation may include:

  • Income statements
  • Proof of lost earning power
  • Medical records
  • Medical bills
  • Mental health professionals’ opinions

Negotiate Wth Insurers

We handle settlement negotiations on your behalf. We can prevent you from accepting a settlement offer that would not fairly compensate you. Our team will seek financial justice from the person(s) who caused your losses.

Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine to Arrange Representation

We can represent you at no up-front cost. You pay nothing out of your own pocket. We only receive a fee if we win your case.

Call our personal injury lawyers the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today for a free consultation. You worry about getting better. We take care of everything else. Do not wait to make the call. You could have a limited time to file a lawsuit or insurance claim.