Hit-and-Run Attorney in Gainesville, FL

Have You Been Injured in a Hit-and-Run Accident?

Hit-and-run accidents can be frustrating. If you've been involved in an accident, and the other party fled, then you need a qualified accident lawyer who can fight for your rights and help you track down the responsible party.

What is a "hit-and-run" accident?

A "hit-and-run" accident occurs when a driver leaves the scene of an accident, either on foot or in a vehicle. If the individual is at fault but is not found, there are problems that can arise as a result of limited or no liability insurance. A hit-and-run accident claim   

A related issue is a "phantom vehicle" which typically refers to a scenario where another car causes an accident without being involved directly in the accident and leaves the scene. Usually, the phantom vehicle forces another car off the roadway or causes the car to swerve and strike an object or oncoming car. Both scenarios can cause problems with insurance coverage as well as traffic violations/citations since the responding officer is not able to obtain complete witness statements.

Do I need an attorney if I am the victim of a phantom vehicle or hit-and-run accident?

Even though it is difficult or impossible to assign fault to the unknown driver, it is important to contact a hit-and-run accident attorney if you are involved in a hit-and-run or phantom vehicle accident. Certain types of insurance coverage may apply to help you recover for your losses including uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, and no-fault and medical payments coverage. It is important to call an attorney before you give the insurance company a recorded statement.

If you suffer from hit-and-run injuries as a result of the accident, don't hesitate to contact a personal injury lawyer so that you can receive the compensation you deserve.

How can a hit-and-run lawyer help?

An experienced car accident lawyer can help you analyze your policies and interpret coverage issues. He/she can also present your claims to the insurance company to maximize the value of your case. Additionally, a lawyer can look at other potential reasons for the accident that may have been a contributing factor and that may result in a claim such as defective brakes, poor guardrails or obstructed views.

Why should I contact Warner, Sechrest and Butts?

The lawyers at our firm are experienced in the unique issues involving hit-and-run accidents and phantom vehicles. We are able to help analyze areas of recovery and read available insurance policies. If needed, we can bring the insurance claims to court and make the insurance company pay what is required under the laws of Florida. We have attorneys who are experts in civil trial law, which is the area of law that includes car accidents. We can secure and preserve evidence at the scene and hire expert witness who can perform accident "reconstruction" if the evidence is available. It is important to call us soon after the accident so that this information is still present. Call us 24 hours a day.