A Hit and Run Accidents Lawyer Can Protect Your Rights
Florida state laws require drivers that are involved in any type of car accident to stop their vehicles at the scene of the crash and help anyone who may have been injured. In a car accident in which someone is seriously injured, failing to stop and help could result in greater injury or even death. Unfortunately, some drivers leave the scene of the accident, failing to provide medical assistance or insurance information to the other driver. If you need an experienced hit and run accidents lawyer in the Melbourne area, the team at Charpentier Law Firm can aggressively represent your best interests and secure the compensation that you deserve. Please contact our office to schedule a meeting with us. One of our attorneys will review your case and provide you with sound legal guidance.
Florida Hit and Run Accidents
Florida is a "no fault" insurance state, which, in the context of hit and run accidents, means that insurance carriers are responsible for providing compensation to the victims. Although your insurance company should be looking out for your best interests, they are also focused on paying out as little money as possible. Victims frequently receive compensation for only a fraction of the costs that they incur from medical expenses and lost wages. To receive full compensation, it is imperative that you seek legal representation to fight for the damages to which you are entitled. Our hit and run accident lawyers will fight to ensure that you receive a fair settlement from your insurance company.
Dangerous Instrumentality Laws
Florida's dangerous instrumentality doctrine states that car owners are liable for any injuries caused by their vehicle when it is being driven by another party. This law is intended to protect and provide insurance for motorists who are injured in an accident. If an uninsured driver commits a hit and run accident in someone else's car, we may be able to obtain damages from the car owner's insurance company. Our experienced attorneys will determine which parties may be liable for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages, so we can obtain compensation from the negligent parties.
Protecting Your Rights to Fair Compensation
Drivers who leave the scene of a crash that involves injuries or death are committing a felony. Still, drivers often flee the scene of an accident because they do not have insurance, do not have a driver's license, have warrants for their arrest, or are driving while intoxicated. If the offending driver is caught, he or she may be liable for any damages caused by the accident. Our attorneys will fight to obtain just compensation for you in civil court. In addition, the offending driver may also have to pay fines and serve jail time, depending on the outcome of the driver's criminal case.
Our Expert Brevard County Hit and Run Accident Attorneys Are Ready to Help!
If you have been the victim of a hit and run accident, we can provide aggressive representation and protect your rights. Please contact our office to schedule a case review with one of our attorneys.
WE HAVE A HISTORY OF SUCCESS
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Over the past 40-plus years of helping Brevard County's injured and mistreated, our firm has obtained some $65 million in recoveries on behalf of our clients, highlighted by an $8 million product liability award in 2001.
The team at Charpentier Law Firm has the negotiation skills to reach favorable settlements in many cases, but also has the experience and perseverance to try a case to verdict whenever it is in the best interests of our clients. Our history of success illustrates our dedication to our clients and their pursuit of justice. Our personal injury attorneys in Melbourne, Titusville, and Cocoa are proud to offer superior legal representation to victims and their families throughout Brevard County and Central Florida.