Whenever drivers are involved in an accident – regardless of whether anyone is seriously injured – the law requires that everyone involved stop and exchange information with the other motorists involved. Of course, motorists also have a duty to try and get help for anyone who is injured in an accident. This duty extends even to those motorists who were not at fault for the initial collision. When a driver fails to stop and render assistance to an injured motorist, it is called a hit-and-run accident.
Anyone injured in a hit-and-run accident can file a lawsuit against the hit-and-run driver, seeking compensation for the injuries they sustained from the other driver’s failure to help them. This compensation can help accident victims recover the costs associated with being in a serious accident, such as past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and any pain and suffering the accident caused.
Generally speaking, hit-and-run accidents refer to accidents that are caused by the driver who ends up fleeing the scene, but that is not always the case. When the fleeing driver is not responsible for the initial accident, that driver may not be liable for all the accident victim’s injuries, but they may be liable for any additional injuries sustained from the victim not getting treatment as quickly as they should have.
Miami Hit-and-Run Accident Results in One Man’s Death
Earlier last month in Miami, one man was killed when he was the victim of a hit-and-run accident. According to one local news report covering the fatal accident, it occurred on N.W. 27th Avenue at around 10:45 in the evening. The deceased was an 84-year-old man.
Evidently, the elderly man was crossing the street when a gold-colored Infinity SUV struck him. The driver of the vehicle did initially stop and walk over to the victim. However, he then got back in his car and drove away, leaving the accident victim to fend for himself and without any medical assistance. The man was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by emergency responders.
Initially, police were unable to locate the driver, but they did find a gold-colored Infinity SUV abandoned on the side of the road nearby with front-end damage. Not long after the accident, he turned himself in to authorities. Law enforcement officials indicated that charges are pending against the hit-and-run driver.
Have You Been in a Serious South Florida Accident?
If you or a loved one has recently been involved in a South Florida hit-and-run auto accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for all that you have been through. To learn more about these kinds of accidents, and to speak with an attorney, call 800-753-5529 to set up a free consultation with one of the skilled personal injury advocates at Cecere Santana. At Cecere Santana, our client-centered approach to representation has a proven track record of obtaining successful results for our clients. Call today to speak with an attorney.
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