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.
Hit-and-run accidents are on the rise
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:
The typical hit-and-run driver
- Drunk or high drivers
- Drivers with no valid driver’s license or insurance
- Those wanted by the police
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.
Where to turn
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.