In early June, a car hit a bicyclist and drove away. The driver of the car turned into a parking lot, crashed into the bicyclist, who fell off the bike, and kept driving. There were witnesses to the case, and it was also caught on another driver’s dash camera.
Trooper Kim Montes told Local 6 News that her office sees 25 to 30 hit-and-run crashes every day, and now there is a special trooper assigned just to watch for hit-and-run cases. This is an alarming statistic, and causes concern for other drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists who could be involved in a hit-and-run crash.
Montes also told Local 6 that it is possible to make arrests based on surveillance videos and other factors, so it’s important to immediately call the police if you are involved in a hit-and-run accident. You should also gather addresses and phone numbers of any available witnesses. Next, you should obtain any medical assistance needed, and call a lawyer. In hit-and-run crashes you have a strong case against whoever hit you, but you will need an experienced lawyer to make sure you receive all of the compensation you’re entitled to.
Even in a minor crash, medical bills can add up, especially if you require an ambulance and ongoing physical therapy treatment, medicine, and you miss time at work due to injuries. The Law Offices of James O. Cunningham have been working with hit-and-run accident victims for more than 30 years, and can help you gain the compensation you deserve for all aspects of medical care, lost wages, ongoing treatment, psychological help, vehicle and bicycle repair, and more.
Since 1977, attorney James Cunningham has been aggressively representing auto accident victims. At your free consultation, he’ll assess your case and walk you through your options and next steps. The goal is to make the legal portion of your accident as stress free and painless as possible. Call the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham at 888-FLA-AUTO (888-352-2886) today to set up your consultation.
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.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a vehicle accident, call toll-free at 1-888-FLA-Auto (1-888-352-2886).
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