Any vehicular accident has the potential to cause significant physical and financial damage. However, there are, perhaps, no drivers on the road more vulnerable than motorcycle riders. Motorcycle accidents often have severe consequences, with traumatic injuries resulting in many of these cases. It is important to fight for just compensation when you’ve been the victim of a motorcycle accident, but what are your options when the person who caused the accident flees the scene? Attorney Joe Horrox has represented many cases involving motorcycle accidents and hit and runs in the Bethune Beach, FL area, and he is happy to advise clients on what actions should be taken after an accident in order to ensure that the victim’s rights are protected.
What Classifies a Hit and Run?
A hit and run accident is any collision in which a driver fails to stop, render aid, provide information, or accept culpability for their involvement in the accident. There are many reasons that a driver may flee the scene of accident. In some cases the driver may be impaired, while in other cases, they may simply become scared or panicked. Whatever the case may be, it is never okay to leave the scene of an accident in which you were involved without offering assistance and providing necessary documentation and information. A hit and run is an illegal offense that may be classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the damages of the accident.
Potential Motorcycle Accident Damages
A motorcycle accident is one of the most dangerous types of accidents and is one that is likely to result in serious, and possibly even fatal, injuries. Because a motorcycle offers little in the way of protection, motorcycle accident victims may suffer a range of injuries, including scrapes and abrasions, broken bones, a traumatic brain injury, or a traumatic neck or back injury. All of these are likely to result in costly medical expenses, and may even permanently alter a person’s quality of life.
Getting Justice after a Hit and Run
Victims of a hit and run accident are likely to feel helpless, as though they have no recourse for seeking compensation for damages suffered. Without the information of the culpable driver, what are a hit and run victim’s choices? With the help of a skilled attorney such as Joe Horrox, a hit and run victim may still be able to receive the justice they deserve. Mr. Horrox and his team will conduct a thorough investigation to attempt to identify the driver that fled the scene, as well as to build a case proving the fault and negligence of that driver. Even in cases where the other driver remains unidentified, victims may be due financial compensation from their own insurance company under the terms of an uninsured driver policy. Mr. Horrox is happy to discuss these options in more detail and give motorcycle accident hit and run victims a better idea of their legal options.
If you’ve been the accident of a hit and run accident and are wondering what your options are in regards to compensation, contact us at Joe Horrox Law at your earliest convenience. Joe Horrox and his team of experienced attorneys will fight hard to ensure that you receive the financial compensation that you deserve.