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September 3, 2014by Shamis & Gentile P.A.
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Victim of a Hit and Run? A Miami Car Accident Lawyer Can Help

Oftentimes, individuals who have been injured in hit-and-run accidents will contact a Miami car accident lawyer. Amazingly, most victims have the misconception they can’t be compensated for their injuries.

Specifically, a lot of injured victims believe the negligent driver needs to be located first before any recovery is allowed. In many cases this is 100% inaccurate. Actually, it is possible to be compensated for your injuries even if the careless driver fled the scene.

First of all, even if the culprit flees the scene of the accident and is never located, you will still likely be entitled to receive $10,000 in medical treatment/lost wages through your own auto insurance coverage. Personal Injury Protection(PIP) is what this coverage s known as. However, you could also be entitled to even more compensation for pain, suffering, past and future medical expenses!

Whether or not you will be eligible to the above-mentioned recovery depends on if you purchased uninsured/under-insured motorist coverage. If you have done so, then it is likely you will be compensated for the injury you sustained. In the event that you were wounded in a hit-and-run accident and you purchased uninsured/under-insured motorist coverage, your policy will treat the bolting vehicle as being uninsured. Thus, as a result, you will be entitled compensation via your own policy.

Contact a Miami Car Accident Lawyer For Help!

While the hope is that you will never have to experience something like this, it is still important to know what you are entitled to should it ever occur to you.  Call Shamis & Gentile, P.A. if you were involved in a hit and run car accident in Miami.  We are your preferred Miami injury lawyers.

 

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