No one expects accidents to happen, especially hit-and-run accidents. Motorists have a legal obligation to remain at the scene of an accident, regardless of how minor it may seem. When another driver decides to flee, it can make seeking compensation more difficult.
A Jacksonville hit and run accident lawyer from GED Lawyers can help, though. Our personal injury lawyers can handle your case from start to finish while you rest and focus on your recovery.
Proving Liability in a Duval County Hit-and-Run Accident
You may feel like you are out of options when seeking compensation for a hit-and-run accident. This is where our legal team can help. Some of the ways we can work to identify the hit-and-run driver include:
- Conducting an investigation into the accident
- Gathering evidence that can help identify the driver who fled, such as traffic camera footage or witness statements
- Consulting expert witnesses to help determine what occurred in the accident
- Work with the local police department to help identify the hit-and-run driver
We will do everything in our power to track down the person who hit you and work to build a case for fair compensation.
Potential Compensation for Hit-and-Run Accident Victims
Florida is a no-fault state, so we can file a claim through your own insurance provider to begin seeking compensation. If we can identify the driver who hit you and your injuries reach a certain threshold, we can also file a personal injury lawsuit against them.
Depending on the course of action we take, you may stand to recover the following losses:
- Current medical bills, including hospital stays, diagnostic testing, doctor’s visits, and medication
- Ongoing medical care if you suffer a permanent impairment, such as physical therapy and in-home aid
- Lost wages if you had to take time off work to heal
- Lost benefits, paid time off, and missed bonuses
- Reduced earning capacity if your injuries prevent you from earning your pre-injury income
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
- Scarring and disfigurement
Our aim is for you to recoup your losses so you do not foot the bill for someone else’s negligence down the road. This is why we make sure to account for future losses, as well.
You Have a Limited Time to File a Lawsuit for a Hit-and-Run Accident
Under Florida Statutes § 95.11, you generally have four years to file a personal injury lawsuit. You generally have even less time—only two years—to file a wrongful death lawsuit. These time frames may seem ample, but they can fly by when building a case.
Keep in mind that your lawyer needs time to investigate the accident and negotiate a settlement with insurers. The sooner you begin your case, the better we can protect your right to compensation. Our Jacksonville hit and run accident attorneys can also work to streamline the legal process as much as possible. It all starts with you, though.
Why Choose Our Jacksonville Hit-and-Run Accident Team?
We know that you have your choice of a law firm, so let us tell you what sets ours apart.
Our Case Results
We have helped accident victims like you recover the compensation they need to get their lives back on track after a tragedy. Some of our personal injury case results include:
- $7.13 million for a commercial truck accident victim
- $2 million for a fatal accident victim who was riding a scooter when a motorist hit him
- $1.062 million for a fatal bus accident victim
- $1 million for a T-bone accident victim
We promise to fight for fair compensation so you and your family can recoup your accident-related losses.
We Provide Client-Focused Legal Care
Another thing that makes our law firm stand out is our dedication to personalized legal care. We never apply a one-size-fits-all approach to our cases. We understand that each case is unique and requires particular attention, so we tailor our legal strategies to suit each individual client’s situation.
We Offer Complimentary Consultations and Work on a Contingency-Fee Basis
We know that you are already struggling with mounting medical bills and other accident-related losses. Our legal team is not looking to add to your financial burdens. We offer free, no-obligation consultations to help you get clear on your legal options.
When we take on your case, you will never see a bill unless we win a settlement or verdict for you. Then, we take a percentage of that potential compensation. This allows you to pursue compensation without incurring additional costs. You will never have to pay an upfront fee or hourly retainer for our services.
We Educate Our Clients Throughout the Legal Process
The legal process can be confusing. To help shed light on it, we invite you to peruse our blog and FAQ page, where you can find information on specific topics related to your particular case. For example, you can read about proving and penalizing hit-and-run accidents in Florida.
Work With Our Jacksonville Hit and Run Accident Lawyers Today
Don’t wait to begin your case since the statute of limitations begins counting down from the date of your accident. When you reach out to us, our Jacksonville car accident lawyers can get to work immediately to help you pursue the driver who hit you and fled the scene.
We are dedicated to helping accident victims like you recover their losses so they can get back to normal. Call GED Lawyers today for your free consultation.