West Palm Beach, Florida Hit and Run Lawyer
Attorneys Jo Ann Hoffman and Associates, P.A. have over 70 years of combined experience helping people hurt in hit and run accidents and pedestrian knock downs in the West Palm Beach, Florida area. Our West Palm Beach office is located at Okeechobee Boulevard and Interstate 95, near City Place. A hit and run accident can happen if you are hit by another car while you are driving in your own car or if you are simply walking alongside the road as a pedestrian. No matter how your hit and run injury happened, we are here to protect your legal rights and help you get payment for your injury. It doesn’t matter if you don’t live in West Palm Beach. Attorneys Jo Ann Hoffman and Associates, P.A. help people who live in any state or country who have been injured in a hit and run accident in the State of Florida. Your personal injury protection (PIP) and uninsured motorist coverage will pay for your injuries even if you don’t know who caused the accident.
Did you know that about 40% of all accidents in the U.S. in which a car hits a pedestrian happen at or near an intersection? Of those accidents, about 17% of them are hit and run accidents. If you are driving and unfortunately hit another car or a pedestrian, please call 911 immediately and remain at the scene until the police arrive. Please know that in Florida a conviction for a hit and run is a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison.
If you are the victim of a hit and run accident, call 911 immediately to get medical attention and to let the police know about the accident. A police report is the first step to a successful outcome with a personal injury claim caused from a hit and run accident or a pedestrian knock down. If the police do not write a report at the scene, you will have to go to the police station and write up your own statement on their paperwork. Of course, it is distressing when someone chooses to leave the scene of an accident. There could be many reasons why someone would do this. The most common reasons are that the driver may have been driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving without car insurance, or driving without a license, and they hope to steer clear of being criminally or civilly punished for their actions. However, if you have uninsured motorist coverage as part of your own car insurance policy, that coverage will protect you if you have been the victim of a hit and run accident or a pedestrian knock down.
If you have a question about a hit and run accident or a pedestrian knock down in which you have recently been involved, please call Attorneys Jo Ann Hoffman and Associates, P.A. in West Palm Beach, Florida at (561) 835-0655 today. We make it our goal to answer your questions quickly. If you think you have a case, you can fill out our online CONTACT US form and email it to our office. We accept all of our cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we never charge you any fees or costs unless we get monies from the insurance companies. Also, our consultations are always free. We look forward to your call and to helping you.
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