We understand how it is. Your life is moving along as usual and then without warning, you get into a hit and run accident that turns your life upside down. And whether it’s big or small, one thing is for certain. Suddenly, you have this big thing to worry about.
Our hit and run lawyers in Tampa can help answer the questions swirling around you:
- Do I need a hit and run lawyer?
- What should I look for in hiring a personal injury lawyer?
- How much is hiring a hit and run attorney going to cost?
- Who is going to help me get better?
- Who will fix my car?
- What happens if I miss work?
- Who is going to pay for my medical expenses?
- What amount of damages am I entitled to?
We understand what you’re going through and are here to help. First, hiring a Tampa hit and run attorney is a big deal. Not all are created equal. But the most important thing is getting to meet the attorney who is going to handle your case. If you can’t get your personal injury lawyer on the phone or feel like you’re getting the run around on the first call, how do you think the rest of the relationship is going to go? At our first attorney-client meeting you’ll meet the hit and run lawyer who will handle your case from start to finish.
During that meeting you’ll get a full breakdown of what to expect and how our personal injury law firm is going to help you. Getting the right information regarding your rights is very important. You need to hire the best hit and run accident attorney in Tampa, but they just can’t be found on a website. Nor can it be located at the other end of a 1-800 number. We believe it should come from a face-to-face meeting or phone interview.
There are also several special considerations when dealing with hit and run accident cases, these are just a few:
- Have the police been able to identify the hit and run driver, and if so have they been charged?
- Was there a red light camera at the intersection or a camera at a nearby store?
- Do you know the model, make or license plate number of the other vehicle?
Our hit and run lawyer will advise you of all the special investigative steps we’ll need to take along the way.
Second, the initial meeting with your Tampa personal injury attorney is free. We work on a contingency fee which means you pay nothing unless we win the hit and run lawsuit. Then, we only collect a percentage of what we recover for your hit and run accident.
Third, if you need help finding medical care, your accident lawyer can point you in the right direction by helping you find a medical provider suited for the injuries you suffered.
Fourth, we know how important your transportation is. Getting to and from work is how you support yourself and your family. The hit and run accident lawyer handling your case will help resolve the damage done to your car at no cost.
Also, there are several different ways to help with your medical care cost. First, we look to your auto insurance policy and use your PIP (personal injury protection benefits). It’s important to get medical care within 14 days of a car accident. If you don’t you could risk losing up to $7,500 in medical benefits. Next, if you have health insurance, we could use that to help pay for your medical care. Finally, we look to the person or corporation who caused your hit and run accident if they are located. Many different factors come into play when determining who will pay for your medical care costs and when. But rest assured, your personal injury attorney will fully advise you on this matter as we know how important it is.
And even if we cannot find the other driver you may have insurance under your own automobile policy for a hit and run accident.
The amount and kind of damages you may be entitled to depend on the facts of your case. In Florida, there are two different types of damages: economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages consist of past and future medical care costs and past and future lost wages. Non-economic damages consist of past and future pain, suffering, mental anguish, loss of the capacity to enjoy life and inconvenience.
So, if you or a family member has been injured because of a hit and run driver, you should seek the advice of an experienced personal injury lawyer as early as possible. Issues related to personal injury law, insurance coverage, and claims of negligence and damages are often complicated. We have the experience and desire to provide legal representation that puts your interests first, protects your rights, and seeks to resolve the problems that come with being involved in a hit and run accident.
An Accident Is A Big Thing To Worry About, At KFBLAW, We Can Help You Get Back To Worrying About All The Little Things In Life.