October 29, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Hit-and-run accidents continue in Miami
In recent months, several accidents have occurred in Florida with drivers that have fled the scene of an accident, leaving many injured victims and victim's families with unanswered questions, and no one to hold accountable for their suffering. These types of motor vehicle accidents
are not new to the Miami area.
A history of accidents for Florida
According to the Huffington Post, Miami-Dade County has the highest number of hit-and-run accidents in Florida. On average, 35 incidents a day or 12,813 hit-and-run accidents in 2012 occur in the area. Thousands of injuries
have taken place and 166 deaths have been attributed to hit-and-run accidents across the state.
Recent fatalities due to hit-and-runs
The Miami Herald reported in August of 2013, that a man described as an amateur sports car driver is suspected of operating a 2009 Ferrari that struck the back of a Hyundai vehicle. The collision resulted in the death of the Hyundai driver and injuries were sustained by another man at the scene. The Ferrari was abandoned at the scene, and the driver fled prior to the arrival of police authorities. The driver who is considered a person of interest was previously cited last year for driving at speeds of over 100 miles per hour.
In another incident in May of this year, a tow truck driver was struck and killed as he was hooking up a car to the tow truck. The driver of a BMW swerved into the emergency lane where the truck driver was working, hitting the truck driver. The BMW then fled the scene.
What to do after an accident
Victims of hit-and-runs often endure damage to their property or car, financial loss, unexpected medical costs, physical injury and even death. To promote the protection of individual rights and interests, after an accident people should attempt to:
-Assess any injuries
-Call the police
-Write down or take a picture of the license plate and car
-Obtain information from witnesses
-Report the accident to insurance
If someone is involved in a hit-and-run accident they should also attempt to write down all of the information that they can remember regarding the events leading up to the accident. All recorded details will be beneficial when reporting the incident to police officers and insurance companies.
Victims can often face traumatic injuries that affect their quality of life and their overall lifestyle. They may also have property damage that insurance may not cover. Anyone who has suffered as a result of a hit-and-run accident should consult with an attorney to assist in seeking compensation for personal injuries or property damage.
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