Hit and Run Accidents in Pinellas Park
Florida drivers are required to stop their vehicles at the scene of a crash they are involved in, render aid to victims, and exchange information. The violation of this duty is both an act of negligence and a crime. Hit and run victims are often left to recover from the accident without anyone to hold accountable for their injuries. The attorneys at Oldham & Delcamp are prepared to provide the guidance you need to seek compensation for your injuries and damages.
When the driver is found
In most hit and run accidents, the optimal outcome is for the other driver to be found. If found, you can hold the driver accountable and they can face criminal charges.
You can pursue damages for your personal injuries and property damage to your vehicle as with any other car accident by proving the driver’s negligence in causing the collision. If the other driver was intoxicated and is convicted of driving under the influence, you need only demonstrate that their decision to drive intoxicated caused your injuries.
When the driver is not found
Sometimes, it may take law enforcement time to locate the driver who caused your collision and in some cases the other driver is never found. If this occurs, you may use your own insurance to get compensation.
If you have personal injury protection coverage as required by Florida law, your insurer will over 80% of your medical bills and 60% of your lost wages up to the amount of your policy limits. If you have underinsured, uninsured motorist protection, medical insurance coverage, or coverage under another household member’s policy, you may seek damages from these sources as well.
What damages you can recover
Hit and run victims can recover the following damages:
Hit and run car accidents can be complex cases and it is important to have an experienced attorney to represent you against the insurance companies. At Oldham & Delcamp, we will take the time to carefully evaluate the accident and advise you of your rights to seek compensation.
About Oldham & Delcamp
We understand the physical, financial, and emotional toll a car accident places on your life. Our legal team treats all clients with the respect and compassion they deserve. We stay in communication with you throughout the process so you are never wondering about the status of your case.
When another driver chooses to text and drive, drink and drive or runs a red light, their impact on your life is disastrous. No one should pay out-of-pocket for medical expenses resulting from an accident that was no fault of your own.
Sadly, many auto accidents result in a fatality. If you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to a wrongful death claim. While it doesn’t replace your loved one, it may protect your family’s financial future.
Call the office of Oldham and Delcamp Trial Attorneys today at 727-610-6758 to schedule a free consultation or visit us online. Oldham and Delcamp serve Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Citrus, Hernando Lake, and Marion Counties.
Don’t delay—the sooner we review your case, the sooner we can decide upon the best course of action for you. Time is of the essence due to the Florida statute of limitation for filing your case. Fight for the justice you deserve by contacting us as soon as possible. We can help as your slip and fall lawyer, DUI law and auto accident attorney as well as rear-end accidents attorney, trucking accidents attorney and premises liability lawyer. We can also help as your wrongful death attorney, assault and battery lawyer, and criminal theft attorney.
Oldham & Delcamp is a member of the Attorney’s Real Estate Council of Pinellas County, is also currently on the Board of Directors of the Pinellas County Bar Association, and is the former chair of the Real Property section.
When your freedom is on the line, you need an attorney that is aggressive, responsive, and experienced. Oldham & Delcamp is committed to making sure that each of our clients receives the personalized attention of one of our attorneys.