Hit-and-run accidents can feel especially frustrating, as you’re now left facing the consequences of an accident you didn’t cause. However, just because the other driver fled the accident scene doesn’t mean you have to pay for the crash yourself. A West Palm Beach hit-and-run accident lawyer from our firm is here to support you in your pursuit of compensation.
At Ged Lawyers, we will fight for your fair financial recovery. Our West Palm Beach car accident lawyers will search for the hit-and-run driver. If the driver cannot be located, we can explain your other options for seeking compensation, such as filing a personal injury protection (PIP) claim. Call us today to discuss your case.
What Our Hit-and-Run Accident Attorney Can Do for Your Case
Our personal injury attorneys will advocate for your fair financial recovery. If this means standing up against big-name insurance companies or taking your case to court, Ged Lawyers won’t back down.
Hiring us means you have more time to focus on yourself, your family, and your recovery. We’ll handle all the following legal tasks for you:
- Investigating the accident in an effort to locate the liable driver
- Documenting all your recoverable damages so you can seek fair compensation
- Speaking to any parties involved in your case, such as your insurance company
- Calculating the cost of your economic and non-economic damages
- Explaining your legal options after the liable driver fled the accident scene
- Filling out all the paperwork necessary for your insurance claim
- Negotiating for the compensation you deserve
- Explaining each step in the legal process
- Informing you of any laws that apply to your case, such as the statute of limitations, Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(a)
Your legal team will do everything they can to locate the responsible party. We will work with law enforcement officers, speak to witnesses, and investigate the accident scene to find the driver who hit you.
Working With Our Legal Team in West Palm Beach Is Affordable
At Ged Lawyers, we do not expect our personal injury clients to pay us anything upfront. We operate on a contingency-fee basis, and with this payment arrangement, you only pay us when we win or settle your case.
That means we will investigate your case, hire expert witnesses, and search for the hit-and-run driver without asking you for a cent. Then, once your case is won or settled, your accident attorney will receive a percentage of your compensation as payment for our legal services.
We also provide our clients in West Palm Beach with a free initial consultation. This consultation is your opportunity to learn more about our law firm and how our personal injury lawyer can benefit your case. You can also ask us any questions you have.
You Can File an Insurance Claim to Recover the Compensation You Need in a Hit-and-Run Case
In many types of car accident cases, the accident victim has two legal options. These include filing an insurance claim and filing a personal injury lawsuit against the liable party.
Since the liable party drove away in your case, your only option is to file a personal injury protection (PIP) insurance claim with your provider. However, if the at-fault driver is located, we will support you in filing a lawsuit against them.
Through your insurance claim, you can recover compensation for:
- 80% of your medical expenses
- 60% of the income you lost because of the accident
- $5,000 in death benefits
Our team can walk you through the claims process and help you understand the limits of your policy. If you purchased coverage beyond the required PIP insurance, we can explain how you can apply this to your case.
Damages You Can Recover If the At-Fault Driver Is Located in Your West Palm Beach Case
Our law firm will thoroughly investigate your case to locate the driver who injured you. If we locate them, they may face criminal charges.
We’ll help you file a civil case to recover compensation for damages that include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- All your medical bills
- Property damage
- Wrongful death damages
- Lost income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Loss of life enjoyment
Through surveillance footage, witness statements, the police report, and other evidence gathered at the accident scene, we may be able to find the negligent driver and hold them accountable. Regardless of whether we locate the responsible party, you can pursue compensation to help with your medical bills and missed paychecks.
Why Do Drivers in West Palm Beach Flee the Scene of the Accident?
In hit-and-run cases, the injured party often wonders why the other driver would leave the accident scene. Especially because, according to Florida Statutes § 316.027, all drivers must remain at the scene of a crash that involves personal injury.
However, not everyone follows this law. Some reasons why the at-fault party might drive away include:
- They are uninsured and can’t afford to compensate you out of pocket
- They have a criminal history or outstanding warrant and fear a run-in with the police
- They panicked and did not want to see the accident they caused
- They are driving with an expired license, or they do not have a license at all
- The car they’re driving isn’t registered, or it was stolen
Regardless of their reason for fleeing, it is illegal for either party to drive off after a car accident. Your car accident attorney will work hard to identify the license plate number and other characteristics of the liable party’s car.
Contact Ged Lawyers for Guidance in Your West Palm Beach Hit-and-Run Accident Case
If you were injured in an accident with a hit-and-run driver, you still have options for recovering a fair settlement. The team at Ged Lawyers can help you file a claim with your insurance provider. We’ll also file a lawsuit against the negligent driver once they are located.
To learn more about partnering with our law firm, contact us today. We provide a free initial consultation when you call.