The Tampa hit-and-run accident lawyers at Jack Bernstein, Personal Injury Attorneys, have helped victims of hit-and-run accidents claim compensation for more than 30 years. A hit-and-run accident occurs when someone involved in a car accident leaves the scene without alerting authorities or exchanging information with the other driver. When a driver leaves the scene of the accident, they are deserting a situation where people or property could be harmed. 

Were you impacted by a hit-and-run driver? Let our hit-and-run accident lawyers help you fight back. Call us today at (813) 333-6666

Hit And Run Car Accident

The Jack Bernstein Law firm has six car accident attorneys and 34 support personnel in Tampa who are dedicated to providing you with top-tier legal representation. 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 your car accident injury.

Excellent legal representation means more than just preparing court paperwork and legal strategies. We know that it’s essential to understand precisely what happened to you, as well as your needs and legal goals. By getting to know you, we can thoroughly evaluate your case. Together, we create a plan to achieve success. Our team ensures you understand the legal process and will walk you through every step of your case.

Do I Have a Hit and Run Case?

To have a hit-and-run accident 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, sometimes regarding medical care.
  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 lost wages.

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 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 for car accident injuries
  • Lost wages for being unable 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
  • 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. The criminal proceeding has a dual purpose. The primary goal 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 case.

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

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When Should I Take Action?

The time to file a claim may be under a statute of limitations. 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 stressful and confusing. Know that 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 full and just compensation. Our hit-and-run accident lawyers complete an independent evaluation and look for things that the police may not investigate. We work quickly to help you reach the best possible result.

Free Consultation with Tampa Hit and Run Accident Attorneys

If you have questions after a hit-and-run accident or are ready to receive the fair compensation you deserve, contact us for your free consultation now. 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.


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Jack Bernstein Personal Injury Attorney

For more than 40 years, personal injury lawyer Jack G. Bernstein has protected the rights of individuals who have been injured in a variety of circumstances. Throughout his career, Bernstein has been a strategist thoroughly dedicated to the idea of protecting the rights of his clients. Mr. Bernstein is a member of the Florida State Bar Association, the Hillsborough Bar Association and the Clearwater Bar Association.

Mr. Bernstein has the experience and expertise to handle a wide range of injury cases. Among the types of plaintiffs Mr. Bernstein represents are individuals involved in car accidents caused by drunk drivers or other exhibiting negligence, medical complications resulting from carelessness caused by a physician or a medical facility, including brain injury, bicycle, motorcycle, moped and truck accidents, admiralty law and cruise ship accidents, accidental drownings, all types of wrongful death lawsuits, along with most injury, catastrophic occurrences and legal malpractice issues.

Our firm handles every type of personal injury and accident case, using negotiation and litigation tactics effectively. We handle cases throughout Tampa, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, FL. With a staff of approximately 40 people, including six lawyers and 34 support personnel, we have the legal resources to get the justice you deserve and the maximum recovery for your losses. Schedule your free consultation today; we are always here to help.

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