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- The hit & run driver had no insurance
- The operator of the hit & run vehicle was driving under the influence of narcotics or alcohol
- The hit & run driver was operating a stolen vehicle
- The operator of the hit & run vehicle was fleeing the scene of another crime or fleeing from police officers
- The driver had no valid license to operator a motor vehicle
- The operator of the hit & run vehicle had legal issues which would have surfaced if confronted by the authorities
In all of the above mentioned cases, the driver of the hit & run vehicle is automatically guilty of a crime and considers it more convenient to leave the scene than to face the authorities and any legal consequences that may arise from the accident. Many times these negligent drivers may hit parked cars or run over pedestrians, cyclists, or two-wheeled vehicle operators. Fortunately, today's modern era of cell phones and surveillance cameras allows hit and run accident victims to seek justice through a professional law firm that knows how to obtain results for hit and run accident victims in Miami-Dade and Broward.
In some Hit & Run cases, the accident victim may carry Uninsured Motorist Coverage. In this case, the hit & run accident victim will be eligible to recover money from their insurance provider to compensate their personal injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering as a result of the hit & run accident. In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm urges hit and run accident victims to contact our Miami or North Miami Beach law offices and talk to one of our professional insurance claims attorneys to find out more about a possible insurance claim from a hit & run accident.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU, A FRIEND, OR RELATIVE FALLS VICTIM TO A HIT & RUN ACCIDENT
In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm suggests first and foremost, to check whether you or any passengers have suffered serious personal injury and then proceed to notify the authorities. Reporting the accident as quickly as possible is very useful for improving the chances that the perpetrator of the hit & run accident may be spotted. If possible, check for any eyewitnesses and get their contact information. Secondly, take pictures of the accident scene and check for the presence of any surveillance cameras in the vicinity. If there are injured parties, seek immediate medical attention and keep all medical records of any treatment received or rehabilitation needed. On some occasions, the driver of the hit & run may not necessarily be entirely at fault as sometimes, third parties are to blame for hit & run accidents. If the driver had been drinking at a local bar and got behind the wheel of his/her car drunk, the bartender where the driver was drinking may be held accountable for the accident. The same goes for defective car parts such as brakes installed by a negligent mechanic or defective tires sold by a tire distributor. Regardless, many Miami hit & run accidents go unsolved due to lack of witnesses. That's why the attorneys at the Perazzo Law Firm recommend motorists to install a dash-cam in their cars to help catch hit & run drivers and bring them to justice for their negligence.
The Miami, the car accident attorneys at the Perazzo Law Firm understand the ordeals behind dealing with hit & run accidents. That's why our highly professional staff at our Miami and North Miami Beach offices are ready to help their Miami Hit & Run accident clients handle the legal aspects behind their Personal Injury and/or property damage claims. Contact us Online or Call (786) LAWS-411 for a FREE initial consultation and Zero-Out-of-Pocket fees.
HIT & RUN ACCIDENTS AND PEDESTRIANS
Miami pedestrians that suffer bodily injury from a hit & run accident will most often end-up in the hospital and need physical rehabilitation, given that pedestrian hit & run accidents that involve moving vehicles will most often lead to broken bones, head trauma, or even wrongful death. A pedestrian hit & run accident victim in Miami may be struck head-on by a car, truck, or even motorcycle. When a car strikes a pedestrian head-on, the pedestrian accident victim may likely suffer a broken leg, hip, or even ankle. Many times, Miami pedestrians are struck when a motorists, either intoxicated or distracted by negligent cell phone use, turns at a corner. Regardless of whether or not the Miami hit & run accident victim suffers minor or severe injuries, the motorist responsible for the accident must by law carry PIP insurance. Following a hit & run accident in Miami, the pedestrian involved should seek immediate medical attention and ask any witnesses on hand for any information regarding the driver of the vehicle that struck he/she was struck by in Miami. Video surveillance cameras a good source of information for finding the motorist responsible for the hit & run accident and any injuries incurred on behalf of the victim. Pedestrians must take certain measure to avoid hit & run accidents in Miami. One important thing to do to avoid being hit by a car, is to avoid crossing a street from behind a parked car at night. People wearing dark clothing are hard to spot on poorly lit streets and avenues, thus, crossing half way up a block, can increase the chances of being run over by a distracted or intoxicated driver. If a pedestrian is struck by a car when trying to cross the street from behind a parked car, the injuries may be more severe, as they can include a broken shoulder, arm, collarbone, or include head or neck injuries. Head injuries can lead to brain trauma after a hit & run accident. Brain trauma as a result of a car accident in Miami can lead to long term medical treatment and injuries; some permanent. Neck injuries after a car accident can have a dramatic impact on the accident victim's life. If the hit and run accident victim suffers a concussion, Perazzo Law recommends seeking medical attention that compliments the emergency medical attention received by way of their private healthcare provider. An MRI examination is vital for determining head injuries and/or brain trauma. But who will pay for the cost of an MRI, which can cost between $1000 - $5,000 depending on the complexity of the study. If you have suffered a head injury in a hit & run accident in Miami, Perazzo Law suggests contacting our Miami-Dade Personal Injury law offices immediately.
HIT & RUN ACCIDENTS AND NEGLIGENT CELL PHONE USE
In Miami, hit and run accidents may be the result of negligent cell phone use while behind the wheel. A motorist distracted by texting may crash into another vehicle or pedestrian and cause personal injuries or damages to the accident victim. In panic, the driver that caused the accident may flee the scene of accident, which may include hitting a parked car or running somebody over. When a motorist flees the scene of the crime after a hit and run incident, the accident becomes a criminal offence. Regardless, the accident victim has the legal right to file a lawsuit against the motorists that committed the hit & run crime as all registered vehicle owners carry insurance with which to compensate accident victims. Perazzo Law applies all possible resources with which to fight for their clients rights and claims for compensation, as well as to gather as much information possible to bring the guilty party to justice. Hit & run victims may suffer an array of injuries or damages and the Perazzo Law Firm strives to make sure they receive the compensation they deserve for their losses.
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Fatal Hit & Run Accident in Polk County
A fatal car accident involving multiple vehicles resulted in two deaths, with the driver responsible being taken into custody. According to reports a 24-year-old resident of Mulberry, was charged with driving a motor vehicle negligently, causing serious injury or death to individuals, and driving without a valid license. He was driving a 2007 Ford Expedition, in which there were a total of seven individuals, four of whom were injured and two of whom died. The passengers who passed away were a 33-year-old man and a 62-year-old man. The accident occurred near the intersection of Pine Grove Road and Willow Oak near Mulberry. The second vehicle involved was a 1996 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck, driven by an 18-year-old student from Bartow High School who was traveling to school at the time of the accident. She sustained injuries but is in stable condition. Witnesses reported that the driver apparently at fault for the accident attempted to make a left turn in the median when the Chevrolet was approaching, causing the pickup truck to collide with his vehicle. The alleged at fault driver claimed that he believed he could make it across and did not possess a driver's license because he was in the country illegally. He was taken to the hospital for minor injuries and then to the Polk County Jail. Interestingly enough, some statistics report that over 50% of hit and run accidents in the US involve drivers who are in the country illegally. Illegally entering the US is a crime, and individuals who do so often go on to commit other crimes, such as Prison Social Security fraud and identity theft. (News source Google).