If you've been the victim of a hit and run accident in Tampa, St. Petersburg, or anywhere in Florida, it can seem like there is no recourse for your damages. And, unfortunately, without the other driver's information, you may never be fully compensated. But luckily, in Tampa there may be other options for getting medical bills and lost wages covered. An experienced Tampa car accident lawyer can help you navigate the sea of insurance law to get you the most compensation possible.
Not all hit and run accidents are the same. Sometimes it is simply a matter of the car driving away but, in other cases, the car may actually stop and then leave before information can be exchanged. Or the driver may give false contact information. Gather as much evidence as you can and as quickly as you can. If you are involved in a car accident where the other vehicle stops, there are steps you can take to minimize the risks. For instance, use your phone to take a photo of the car's license plate number and call the police to the scene. But if the other car does not stop, do not risk more damage or injury by attempting to chase the vehicle.
If the driver of the other car is never identified, it's still important to call a Tampa car accident attorney, as they can help you with getting compensation through your own insurance. If you are injured, you can often get a large part of your medical bills and lost wages reimbursed through your own company, but hiring a personal injury attorney can ensure that you get the best settlement possible.
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Coleman Law Group are here to help you navigate the maze of Tampa insurance law. Give us a call today to set up a free consultation with one of our Tampa car accident lawyers and get some insight into the value of your case.