In the event of a traffic accident, most of us would like to believe that both drivers would do the right thing and remain on the scene. Not only to share insurance information and file a police report, but most importantly to make sure that everyone involved is alright. Sadly, there are still a significant percentage of people who will flee after being in an accident. This is what we call a hit and run.
According to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, each year Florida experiences a consistent amount of hit and run crashes across the state. Still, data shows that nearly 25% of all crashes involving a hit and run. Thankfully, the majority of hit and run accidents on the road only result in property damage. However, these kinds of collisions can cause severe injury, and even be deadly. If you or someone you love is the victim of a hit and run collision, there is a good chance you are entitled to compensation.