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Hit And Run Accidents

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Hit and Run Accident Lawyer

Few accidents are as infuriating as those that involve hit-and-run drivers. Florida law requires that drivers who have been involved in a crash remain at the scene, both in order to offer assistance to any injured victims and to exchange contact and insurance information with the other individual(s) involved in the crash. While it is a crime to leave the scene of a collision, unfortunately, it happens all too often.

Why Do People Flee the Scene of an Accident?

The reasons drivers leave the scene of an accident may vary. In some cases, drivers flee the scene because they are already engaged in another illegal activity, they may not have insurance coverage, may not have a valid driver’s license, or may not have permission to drive the vehicle, etc. Hit-and-run accidents may also involve an impaired driver who fears that if they stop they will be charged with drunk driving or a driver who does not have auto insurance who fears if they stay at the scene they will end up bearing the financial brunt of the accident, especially if they consider themselves to be at fault. Likewise, in a handful of cases, especially those hit-and-run accidents involving pedestrians or bicyclists and large vehicles, the fleeing driver may not even have been aware that they actually hit someone.

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Injuries to Pedestrians or Bicyclists

Unfortunately, hit-and-run accidents are especially common among pedestrians and bicyclists. Even a vehicle moving at relatively low speeds can cause severe injury or death to a pedestrian or cyclist. Physical injuries commonly suffered by pedestrians or bicyclists in hit-and-run accidents include broken bones, scarring, disfigurement, loss of limbs, paralysis, disc herniations, and muscle, joint, and spinal cord injuries, etc. Brain injuries are also common for pedestrians or bicyclists who have been struck by a vehicle. Brain injuries often lead to long-term physical and mental issues that can become permanent. Unfortunately, if these injuries can lead to a loss of a victim’s quality of life.

What to Do After a Hit-and-Run Accident

If it is safe to do so, anybody who has been involved in a collision with a hit-and-run driver, or who sees a driver fleeing the scene of an accident, should contact the police immediately and to give as much of a description as possible of the fleeing vehicle. Police take hit-and-run crashes very seriously and the sooner they are able to look for a hit-and-run driver, the higher the chances are that that driver will be apprehended. It is also a good idea to get the names and contact information of anybody who may have witnessed the crash as this information may prove useful to the police as well as to eventually pursue an insurance or injury claim in Florida.

Pursuing A Claim

If the hit-and-run driver is found then accident victims will often be able to pursue a personal injury claim. Most hit-and-run injury claims involve allegations of negligence, particularly if the fleeing driver is also convicted of driving under the influence or of driving without a license. Accident victims can pursue compensation to cover both medical costs and lost wages, as well as non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, or loss of enjoyment of life. For pedestrians or bicyclists who have been seriously injured, pursuing damage for future medical care, lost income, and loss of future earning capacity will be critical. Finally, punitive damages, which are designed to punish at-fault drivers and discourage similar misbehavior in the future, may also be pursued against hit-and-run motorists.

Whether the fleeing driver is, or is not, caught, accident victims may still be able to seek compensation, either through the mandatory Personal Injury Protection (PIP or “No Fault Insurance”) that all motorists in Florida are required to maintain under Florida law or through an available uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance policy (also referred to as “UM” or “UIM” coverage). Health insurance, for example, or a family member’s auto insurance may also offer some coverage in the event of a hit-and-run crash. Even in situations where an at-fault driver cannot be found, legal advice should still be sought, especially since uncovering and pursuing alternative forms of compensation can be a challenging task. In certain cases, even if there is no coverage available on the face of the insurance policy, there still may be insurance coverage extending to the injured individual.

Taking the Next Step

It is often difficult to know what to do after being involved in an accident with a hit-and-run driver. With seemingly nobody available to hold accountable, accident victims often end up feeling lost and confused. Many such victims worry about whether they will be able to afford medical bills or deal with the lost wages that often follow a serious accident. A personal injury lawyer can help. An experienced lawyer is there to fight for the rights of accident victims, including by helping them obtain whatever compensation they may be entitled to under Florida law.

If you’ve been injured in an accident – hit-and-run or otherwise – our injury attorneys can help. As your Boca Raton Accident lawyers, we offer a FREE, no-risk case evaluation. The trial lawyers at Shiner Law Group are local and available 24/7, call (561) 777-7700 now.

 

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Greg Reiter
Greg Reiter
16:03 17 Feb 17
After being disheartened by our first law firm whom I'll omit their names for the purpose of this review, my wife and I began our search for a law firm with some teeth, and we found that in Shiner Law Group. Not only is this a law firm with just the right amount of aggression, but here you'll find a nice refreshing sense of empathy to help make it through the long and painful process. Donna was especially wonderful to work with and went above and beyond the normal expectancy of quality service. 4 thumbs up!
Randal Elroy
Randal Elroy
14:49 24 Jan 17
Shiner law group helped me settle my car accident case. The staff was extremely friendly and kept me informed about my case on a regular basis. I was lost through some of this whole process but shiner law group really stepped up and guided me through it all. I would recommend them to everyone I know!
Caroline Minae
Caroline Minae
22:27 26 Dec 16
I started with another Boca law firm to handle my car accident case but after a year I saw no results. I was referred to Shiner Law group and within 7 months my case was settled, last week to be exact! They ended up getting me way more than the insurance wanted to settle for. So glad to be introduced to this law firm and I can't recommend them enough. Thank you David and the Shiner group.
lina lemos
lina lemos
03:23 23 Feb 17
David helped me with my auto claim and made sure I was compensated for my injuries. great firm!
Erica Hershey
Erica Hershey
19:06 30 Nov 16
Thank you Shiner Law Group for helping me pay off my medical bills and making me some money from my accident. David Shiner is the best Lawyer in town!!!
Delta Zeta
Delta Zeta
14:33 25 Feb 17
This is a great place to go if you need people who are willing to sit with you and take care of all your needs. They are there for you every step of the way. Their staffing excellent and go above and beyond to make sure you are happy with their service. A lot of thanks to the Shiner Law Group and Donna Antonelli for all your help.
simon motola
simon motola
17:10 16 Mar 17
If anyone wants peace of mind call Shiner Law Group I haven't come across anyone as professional and knowledgeable as Shiner Law Group David and his team helped me on numerous occasions and I can tell anyone in good faith that if you need things to get done you call Shiner Law Group. Believe me you want David on your side.
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Michelle Reckseit
Michelle Reckseit
2017-03-20T05:08:15+0000
David Shiner and staff has gone above and beyond in helping me with my legal issues....they have great attention to detail and made me feel comfortable through out The Whole process. Their dedication to what they do is incomparable. Such a Pleasure to work with and easy to communicate with.
Hector Escamilla
Hector Escamilla
2017-03-19T04:28:36+0000
Pleasure to work and easy to communicate with. Stratton Smiley made it an easy process to follow. I appreciate all the hard work and attention to detail. Will definitely recommend to others.
Flavia Y Cristian
Flavia Y Cristian
2017-02-28T18:47:37+0000
Great company!! They handle my case in a professional and fast way. I totally recommend them �
Bobby Nicolosi
Bobby Nicolosi
2017-02-28T14:02:45+0000
Great firm. Would definitely recommend to anyone!
Elisa Henriques Wade
Elisa Henriques Wade
2017-02-28T13:47:15+0000
Very professional office. They are 100% committed to demystifying the process and ensuring that their clients are well taken care off. Would definitely recommend them to all my family and friends.
Nicole Santiago
Nicole Santiago
2017-02-28T13:42:09+0000
Excellent and responsive office staff, fantastic attorneys! Thank you Yuly for your assistance.
Judith Brador
Judith Brador
2017-02-28T13:25:08+0000
Great Attorneys working with an Amazing Team. ��
Danielle Smiley
Danielle Smiley
2017-02-28T12:14:34+0000
The shiner group has the best lawyers! They are very professional and experienced!
Juliana Rebecca
Juliana Rebecca
2017-02-28T00:56:39+0000
Awesome! The best law group in South Florida!
Zoey Zibor
Zoey Zibor
2017-02-25T14:32:26+0000
This is a great place to go if you need people who are willing to sit with you and take care of all your needs. They are there for you every step of the way. Their staffing excellent and go above and beyond to make sure you are happy with their service. A lot of thanks to the Shiner Law Group and Donna Antonelli for all your help.
Abbie Rose
Abbie Rose
2017-02-25T03:08:17+0000
Donna Antonelli best ever so helpful and so nice!!!
Esteban Fernández
Esteban Fernández
2017-02-24T05:16:25+0000
Excelente firma!! 100% recomendable!! Gracias Diana Hanna por ser tan responsable y prestar un gran servicio!!
Gloria Inés Lindo
Gloria Inés Lindo
2017-02-24T02:13:17+0000
Diana Hana is the best ever. She works for an awesome company which has helped me a lot with some legal documents I needed ASAP. I will recommend her for your future legal issues . Don't hesitate to call her when you need assistance! Next time stop by her office.
Martha Cecilia Libreros
Martha Cecilia Libreros
2017-02-24T01:52:37+0000
Todos en la oficina son muy amables, profesionales y muy humanos.
Kristen Daniel
Kristen Daniel
2017-02-23T23:42:49+0000
The attorneys are always there for you and dedicated to helping you. I would recommend this firm to anyone.
Lina M. Pulgarin L
Lina M. Pulgarin L
2017-02-23T21:31:26+0000
Diana Hanna !! Excelente en su trabajo, excelente asesoría !! Y además una atención increíble
Heather Danner
Heather Danner
2017-02-23T19:34:32+0000
Jonathen Marrero
Jonathen Marrero
2017-02-23T19:02:34+0000
Shiner Law Group has an excellent staff! I highly recommend them!
Nicolas Andres Martinez Naranjo
Nicolas Andres Martinez Naranjo
2017-02-23T19:01:00+0000
Diana Hanna, is an importan element, for the peolple what speak spanish; continue like this.......
Holmes Mendez
Holmes Mendez
2017-02-23T17:27:57+0000
Its an excellent company, with very good human quality. I advised with an excellent profesional who has helped me understand some legal issues of the health services trade in the united states. Many thanks to shiner las group and Misa Diana Hanna for their help. Calle them now
Jose M Menendez
Jose M Menendez
2017-02-23T17:14:47+0000
Great law firm and customer service. Thank you Diana Hanna for your cordial assistance throughout the entire process.
Erika Gutierrez
Erika Gutierrez
2017-02-23T17:06:46+0000
Thanks to Diana Arriaga i had a good experience, she helped me in Spanish 🙂 so thanks a lot!
Brian Nagle
Brian Nagle
2017-02-23T16:59:14+0000
Great Attorneys, the customer service was great,Especially from Dianna Hanna.
Andrea Sepulveda
Andrea Sepulveda
2017-02-23T16:57:21+0000
Excelente servicio diana hanna es muy profesional......habla muy bien el español
Manuel Gonzalez Rubio
Manuel Gonzalez Rubio
2017-02-23T16:54:47+0000
Thanks to @[661359094:Diana Marcela] i had a great experience, she also helped me in my native languaje wich helped me a Lot.
Gloria Cecilia Jaramillo Botero
Gloria Cecilia Jaramillo Botero
2017-02-23T16:45:53+0000
Diana Hanna me asesoro muy bien en mi consulta y ademas en Español, excelente.
Karina Elizabeth
Karina Elizabeth
2017-02-23T16:36:11+0000
The "A Team" they prudently get it done. You'll be happy you chose them!!! Diana Hanna keeps them in line :).
Jorge Brador
Jorge Brador
2017-02-23T12:48:36+0000
Great firm. Attorney are very professional and attentive. Offices staff treat you like you are part of their family. Really like Shiner Law group!
Dane Hilbert
Dane Hilbert
2017-02-23T03:06:02+0000
Shiner law group is hands down the most personable and professional group of people I've had the pleasure of meeting! They will get the job done!
Cody Prebble
Cody Prebble
2017-02-23T02:43:03+0000
The whole team at Shiner Law Group is very knowledgable and professional. I cannot say enough about how much they help people. I would definitely recommend them.
Margarita De la Cruz
Margarita De la Cruz
2017-02-23T01:29:47+0000
Very knowledgeable Attorneys and case managers! Best Firm in town!!
Marilyn Smiley
Marilyn Smiley
2017-02-23T00:23:53+0000
The Shiner Law Group attorneys are professional and ethical. Great firm!
Blake Bierman
Blake Bierman
2017-02-23T00:20:25+0000
Shiner Law Group has great lawyers and a great staff!! I highly recommend them!
Emmy Danner
Emmy Danner
2017-02-22T17:34:38+0000
Shiner Law Group has the best legal team around! Very personal and professional.
Kristina Lebron
Kristina Lebron
2017-02-22T17:01:36+0000
If you are ever injured in a car accident the attorneys here will definitely take care of you!
Kelsey Miller
Kelsey Miller
2017-02-22T14:07:57+0000
Shiner Law Group is great. Everyone is so friendly and will take care of all of your legal needs!
Helen Hertz Daniel
Helen Hertz Daniel
2016-03-28T02:26:21+0000
The entire staff is a pleasure to work with. Matthew and David were wonderful. It was truly great to work with them and we are so grateful for all that they did!
Ira Sabin
Ira Sabin
2015-10-05T13:54:12+0000
Kristen Wright
Kristen Wright
2015-06-12T16:28:30+0000
Fantastic team of attorneys and staff! I really liked how everyone there knew about each case and were always very helpful when I called....and great end results as well.
Juan Camilo
Juan Camilo
2015-05-13T17:45:34+0000
Best attorney in town, very involved with the community. Office staff is friendly and very professional. Would recommend to anyone looking for a experienced and hard working attorney.
Mike Boutin
Mike Boutin
2015-04-08T00:29:41+0000
Hey Folks, Mike Boutin here from Discovery Channels "Weed Country". I met David Shiner in South Florida, doing seminars with Bobby Tuna. What struck me at first was, these guys had some high quality mints at their table. I know that sounds funny, but come on, in my world lawyers are a necessity but not so popular. Mints aren't enough to win me over. So the mints kind of started this back and forth though and I am glad it did. I found this whole office to be on point, whip smart, concerned for the rights of others, and forward thinking. I enjoyed my time working with them on S. Florida issues and watching them bang it out for their clients. A family firm that cares about family values. David is high energy, highly motivated and a formidable defender of peoples rights. If you hurt someone and their law firm is Shiner Law Group? I feel sorry for you.
Qaiser Mah
Qaiser Mah
2015-01-08T04:24:06+0000
Sarah Pennachio
Sarah Pennachio
2014-07-24T16:26:35+0000
I would highly recommend Shiner Law Group for legal services. My case was handled in a timely manner and communication among staff was great.
WilliamN Michelle Saka
WilliamN Michelle Saka
2014-07-23T22:05:15+0000
Jason Seda
Jason Seda
2014-06-17T03:31:24+0000
Missy Chloe Rose
Missy Chloe Rose
2013-12-19T01:00:44+0000
Tara Perlman Rubin
Tara Perlman Rubin
2013-12-10T03:16:37+0000
Conor Griffith
Conor Griffith
2013-12-01T01:58:42+0000
Donna Kornatowski Antonelli
Donna Kornatowski Antonelli
2013-11-19T01:11:53+0000
Jon Arenstein
Jon Arenstein
2013-11-12T03:44:15+0000
Frank Maye
Frank Maye
2013-11-11T22:37:59+0000
Jennifer Astacio
Jennifer Astacio
2013-08-23T00:44:18+0000
Marc Karbowski
Marc Karbowski
2013-08-09T18:51:31+0000
Professional and results oriented!
Damaris Cohn
Damaris Cohn
2013-08-02T19:05:31+0000
Best Attorney in Boca!
Andrew Bockstein
Andrew Bockstein
2013-07-28T03:07:21+0000
Bill Brough
Bill Brough
2013-07-22T13:29:19+0000
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Heath Wruble
2013-07-10T21:04:13+0000
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