Fort Lauderdale Hit & Run Lawyer
It is against the law to leave the scene of an accident. Nevertheless, people flee accidents all the time. Maybe they have a criminal record and are afraid of being picked up by the police, or maybe they lack insurance and don’t want to be on the hook for thousands of dollars of medical care. Whatever their reasons, they leave innocent victims stranded.
At Leifer & Ramirez, we meet constantly with people injured in hit and runs who are drowning in medical debt and struggling to pay their bills because they cannot work. They need our help, and they need compensation to begin putting the pieces of their lives back together. Our Fort Lauderdale hit & run lawyers are proud to represent hit and run accident victims, and we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
PIP Benefits are Often Not Enough
After a car accident, injured victims contact their own insurer to access their personal injury protection benefits. Most drivers carry only the state minimum—$10,000 in benefits—which is not nearly enough if they have suffered even a moderately serious injury. With the cost of medical care skyrocketing, even a broken bone or whiplash could eat up all your PIP benefits, leaving expenses unpaid.
Instead, injured victims need to obtain compensation from the person who struck them—but who has also disappeared. To get the compensation you need, you might be able to use the following:
Any uninsured motorist insurance that you carry. This coverage is optional, so many drivers do not have it. If you do, then you can access benefits to pay for medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
The state’s Crime Victims Fund, which can pay compensation to victims of hit and runs. You must apply with the Florida Secretary of State if you qualify.
How a Fort Lauderdale Hit & Run Lawyer Can Help
Many of our clients are disorientated after a collision, angry that the driver who injured them has disappeared and afraid that they cannot pay their bills as they try to recover. At this point, they need a skilled attorney by their side.
At Leifer & Ramirez, we can investigate your crash in the hopes of identifying who struck you. For example, we can read police reports, view surveillance video, and interview witnesses. We can also consult with the police to find out any late-breaking news on your case. If the police manage to track down the motorist who harmed you, then we can bring a lawsuit against this person in court.
An Aggressive Fort Lauderdale Hit & Run Lawyer is Only a Phone Call Away
At the Leifer & Ramirez, we have spent our professional careers helping people just like you—innocent victims injured through no fault of their own who need help. Let us be the ones to help you.
Our hit and run lawyers in Fort Lauderdale can listen to your story and explain your options. For more information, please reach out to us today by calling 561-660-9421 or submitting an online message. Initial consultations are free.