Being involved in a Central Florida car accident presents enough challenges, especially if you or a loved one has sustained a serious injury as a result. Imagine the difficulties if your accident was caused by a hit-and-driver.

Hit-and-run accidents are on the rise

According to Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Kim Montes, the FHP handles approximately 20 to 25 hit-and-run accidents per day in Central Florida, which includes Volusia County and Flagler County. That number has increased dramatically from four years ago when the FHP was handling on average 10 to 14 such crashes.

The typical hit-and-run driver

It’s difficult to imagine that anyone would cause an accident and then flee the scene, especially not taking the time to see if anyone was injured. Unfortunately, not everyone has a conscious. The typical hit-and-run driver includes:
  • Drunk or high drivers
  • Drivers with no valid driver’s license or insurance
  • Those wanted by the police

Where to turn

Since many hit-and-run drivers are never located, it can appear impossible to seek compensation for your injuries. That is why you should call an experienced Central Florida car accident attorney. They can help you deal with your insurance company, and if the other driver is located, help you hold them liable for your damages.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident involving a hit-and-run driver, contact one of our experienced Central Florida car accident attorneys at Johnson & Gilbert, P.A. at (386) 673-4412 or (800) 556-8890.
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