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Tampa Hit and Run Lawyers

The Tampa hit and run accident lawyers at Jack Bernstein, Personal Injury Attorneys, help victims claim compensation after a hit and run accident. A hit and run accident occurs when someone involved in a car accident flees the scene before calling the police and exchanging information with the other driver. When a driver leaves the scene of the accident, it could result in serious harm.

Let our hit and run accident lawyers help you fight back. Call us today at (813) 333-6666 to start your case.
Hit And Run Car Accident

Hit and Run Accident Lawyers at Jack Bernstein, Personal Injury Attorneys

Our hit and run accident lawyers want you to know that you have rights. With a legal team of more than 40 members, we’re prepared to fight for justice. Any legal matter is complicated, and hit and run cases are especially complex. They often require an intense investigation and significant efforts to build the evidence. Our Tampa personal injury attorneys work tirelessly for each client to get you the compensation you deserve.

Legal Claims for Hit and Run Accidents

When a hit and run occurs, the victim is left with many questions. You might wonder: 

  • How will I pay for my medical bills? 
  • What if I can’t work? 
  • Could my injuries be less severe if I had received faster medical treatment? 
  • Why didn’t the other party follow the law?
  • How can I get financial compensation for my losses?

A victim of a hit and run may deserve financial compensation. The claim may be based on the other party’s attempt to flee from the accident scene. It can also be based on the events of the underlying accident. Driving negligently in a way that causes an accident and fleeing the scene of an accident are both grounds for a legal claim for compensation. 

How the Jack Bernstein Hit and Run Accident Lawyers Can Help You

The Jack Bernstein hit and run accident lawyers in Tampa are dedicated to providing you outstanding legal representation. To us, exceptional legal service means handling your case with precision and compassion. We are thoroughly trained and experienced in accident law and are ready to put our legal skills to work for you.

However, great legal representation means more than just preparing court paperwork and legal strategies. We know that it’s essential to understand your situation, your needs and your legal goals. By getting to know you, we can thoroughly evaluate your case. Together, we create a plan to help you achieve success. Our team makes sure that you understand the legal process and walk you through every step of the case. 

Do I Have a Hit and Run Accident Case?

To have a hit and run case, you must be able to prove four things:

  1. The other driver did not uphold their duty of care on the road. All drivers have a duty to operate in a safe manner. If you’re hurt by another driver, this element of the case is usually readily apparent.
  2. The other party operated their vehicle in a negligent way. Negligence means not using reasonable standards of care that all people should use when they drive on the roads. Negligence can take many forms, including speeding, disobeying traffic signals and drunk driving. Hit and run can also be a form of negligence by itself.
  3. There is causation between the driver’s actions and the accident. The driver’s negligence must be the cause of the accident. To have a hit and run case, the reason the accident occurred must be traced back to the negligence of the other driver.
  4. You must have damages as a result of the accident. These may include physical injuries and property damage. If you have physical injuries, you can likely claim pain and suffering in addition to compensation for your financial losses. 

Let our experienced hit and run accident lawyers evaluate your claim to see what your case may be worth. Our team gives you valuable information about what’s involved with claiming financial compensation and what to expect throughout the case. The best way to know if you have a case is to consult with our experienced legal team and receive an unbiased and personalized evaluation.

What Can I Win For My Hit and Run Case?

A hit and run victim may qualify for any of the following:

  • Emergency and long-term medical care
  • Lost pay for not being able to work
  • Travel costs for medical treatment and physical therapy
  • Mental health compensation for treatment and suffering
  • Compensation for pain and emotional anguish
  • Property damage reimbursement
  • Help for home care and services if the injured party cannot take care of their home like they used to be able to do
  • A finding of legal responsibility for the other driver

If the police investigate the case, there’s a good chance that the hit and run offender will also face criminal charges. However, the criminal proceeding has dual purposes. The primary purpose is to hold the offender accountable to the public for their actions. While there might be some restitution to the victim, the criminal system doesn’t allow the same compensation that a victim can claim through a civil claim.

That’s why our Tampa hit and run accident lawyers work to ensure that you receive complete compensation through our representation in the civil legal system.

What Do I Do If I Have a Hit and Run Case?

The time to file a claim may be limited. The insurance company may hope that you settle for far less than what your case is truly worth. Not knowing if you’re doing the right things can be extremely stressful and confusing. However, you have the right to take action. 

Time is critical in a hit and run case. Let us begin working on your case today to get you just compensation. Our team conducts an independent evaluation and looks for things that the police may not investigate. We work quickly to help you reach the best possible result.

Tampa Hit and Run Accident Attorneys Free Consultation

Before Car Accident SettlementIf you have questions after a hit and run accident, or if you’re ready to receive fair compensation, we invite you to contact us for your free consultation. We’re taking new cases now. The Jack Bernstein, Injury Attorneys team works to help each and every client receive justice. Contact us today at (813) 333-6666 to get started immediately.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

How to Collect Evidence After a Car Accident

Leaving the Scene After a Florida Car Accident

Average Car Accident Settlements in Florida

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