In late August, a hit-and-run accident killed a bicyclist near Orlando on U.S. 192. The Florida Highway Patrol said the bicyclist, Reyes Azamar, was hit by the driver of a four-door Mazda 2006. The driver then fled the scene on foot. Witnesses described the driver to police, who were still looking for him last week.
Hit-and-run accidents are one of the scariest kinds of accidents to be involved in, because it is harder to gain retribution or closure. Still, there are steps you can take. If you are conscious after being involved in a hit-and-run accident, call the police immediately to report the crime. Try to write down any information you can remember, including a description of the car and driver, and find any witnesses possible. Take down witnesses’ names, phone numbers, and addresses in order for police to follow up with them.
If someone you love was killed in a hit-and-run accident, like in the case on U.S. 192, you have rights and are entitled to compensation from the driver. It can seem overwhelming to determine what to do in these cases, especially if the driver cannot be found. In these instances, a personal injury attorney specializing in hit-and-run accidents can help.
Since 1977, the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham have been aggressively representing hit-and-run accident victims and their families. Mr. Cunningham will evaluate your insurance policy for you, and help determine if you have uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage, and to what extent. This coverage could cover things like lost wages and loss of spousal support. Attorney Cunningham will work with your insurance company to try to get you the compensation you deserve after your loss.
If you live through a hit-and-run accident but are suffering from injuries, the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham can work to get you compensation for medical bills, medication, rehabilitation, lost wages, psychological distress, property damage and more.
If you or a family member has been involved in a hit-and-run accident, contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) to schedule your free consultation and begin to get your life back on track.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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