Recently, a Miami teenager walking home was seriously injured in a hit and run crash. The accident occurred on Saturday, February 28th at about 9:30 p.m. The 18 year old victim’s boyfriend was walking her home along NW 13th Avenue. The couple was crossing NW 54th Street when a car suddenly slammed into the female victim. Witnesses report seeing the teen girl go flying through the air upon impact, and then falling to the concrete. Our Miami car accident lawyers discovered that the car never stopped to see if she was okay or wait for the police to arrive.
The 18 year old hit and run accident victim has suffered head trauma and multiple broken bones. She is currently on life support and unable to breathe on her own. She has not opened her eyes since the crash.
As the young accident victim continues to fight for her life, Miami police are searching for the person responsible for the incident. Police have obtained surveillance video taken minutes before the accident. The vehicle is being described as a champagne-colored SUV with extensive damage or no bumper at all in the front. Police are hopeful that between the video and witness accounts, they will be able to find the driver and hold him or her responsible for the grave injuries inflicted upon the young pedestrian. Anyone with information is being asked to contact the Miami-Dade police immediately.
While all car accidents are traumatic, hit and run accidents are among the most devastating. Being hit by a car or truck only to have the at-fault driver continue to speed away can leave you emotionally as well as physically scarred.
Hit and run accident victims will not only be forced to deal with their physical injuries and damage to their vehicles, but must also handle important questions as to who will pay for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Obtaining Compensation Following a Hit and Run in Florida
After any hit and run accident, the local police will attempt to uncover the identity of the driver who fled the scene. Investigators will examine traffic camera feeds, interview witnesses, and talk to the victim, if possible, in an effort to determine the driver’s identity. Occasionally, the driver will turn themselves in.
If the driver is found, he or she can then be held responsible for the victim’s damages suffered as a result of the accident, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and sometimes punitive damages.
If the driver cannot be located, hit and run accident victims can often still recover through their own insurance company. An experienced car accident attorney will examine the crash and uncover all potential avenues for recovery.
Greenberg Stone and Urbano Offers Dedicated Representation to Hit and Run Crash Victims
Hit and run accidents are among the most tragic of all accidents, leaving the victim seriously injured with no definite answers as to who hit them. Hit and run accidents can be difficult to obtain compensation for, but the skilled Miami automobile accident law firm of Greenberg Stone and Urbano has the experience you need to recover from even these complex accidents. With more than 130 years of collective experience of our attorneys, our attorneys will uncover your best avenue to a full recovery following any sort of serious accident. Our commitment to excellence has earned us an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell and acknowledgement as one of South Florida’s top-rated firms by the Miami Herald. Call us at (888) 499-9700 or (305) 595-2400 or visit our website to schedule an appointment so that we can get you the compensation that you deserve.