Last month, a bicyclist was killed in a hit and run accident in Coral Gables, Florida. A police officer was driving on Bird Road when he saw the body, at about 30 seconds to a minute after the crash happened, by police estimates. The victim’s bicycle was found about four blocks away from his body, and police believe the driver had to remove the bicycle from under the vehicle to continue driving.
Hit and run accidents are terrifying for a number of reasons, and victims are often left with few options until the driver is found. In Florida, drivers must have insurance to obtain a driver’s license, but after they have the license some drivers stop paying for coverage and drive illegally without insurance. Drivers without insurance may be more tempted to flee accident scenes.
If you are involved in a hit and run accident, there are a few steps you should take. First, report the crime immediately to police, and get the names, phone numbers, and addresses of any witnesses. Witnesses can help the police determine the driver’s identity.
Next, speak with an attorney who focuses on hit and run accidents. Florida hit and run accident lawyer James O. Cunningham has been working on cases like this since 1977, and has helped countless accident victims and their families receive proper compensation for medical and other costs.
Attorney James Cunningham has aggressively represented clients against underinsured and uninsured drivers for more than 30 years, and will do the same for you. During a free consultation, attorney Cunningham will examine your insurance policy and see if it will cover your medical bills, loss of wages, rehabilitation, or any other costs. Then he’ll look into ways to get you the maximum compensation possible for what you’ve suffered.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a hit and run accident, hope is not lost. Call the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham today at 888-FLA-AUTO (888-352-2886) today for your free consultation. Our offices offer convenient appointment times and accept cases on a contingency fee basis.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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