Orlando Hit & Run Accident Attorney

While Florida requires car insurance to get a driver’s license, many drivers decide to stop making their premium payments or outright drop their coverage. When an accident occurs, they sometimes flee the scene, knowing that their lack of coverage is illegal and they will be held responsible. In some accidents, their negligence causes the victim of the hit-and-run to collide with another car or several cars.

These negligent acts can have a severe impact on Florida residents and their family members injured in an accident. At The Umansky Law Firm, our job is to maximize your compensation when insurance coverage is not available.

Immediate Actions After a Hit-and-Run Accident

Hit-and-run accidents are some of the most frightening experiences to be involved in. Not only were you involved in a traumatic experience, but you are left there alone and possibly in the line of more danger. Although the other driver has left the scene of the accident, you should not:

  • Drive off
  • Hesitate to call the police
  • Not report the accident
  • Remain in your vehicle in the line of danger
  • Unnecessarily block traffic

You should also refrain from following the individual involved in the accident. You have no way of knowing if that person is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, is carrying a weapon, or has just committed a crime and is fleeing police. Rather than pursue the other driver, you should:

  • Document their license plate number
  • Record the make, model, and color of the other vehicle
  • Take notice of the direction the vehicle went
  • Describe any damage to the vehicle
  • Identify potential witnesses
  • Record the time, location, and cause of the accident

By taking the appropriate post-accident measures, you should have everything you need for law enforcement to conduct an investigation and for your attorney to build a case.

Recent Case Result

The Umansky Law Firm represented a retired executive that suffered severe injuries as a result of an automobile accident. Before the accident, our client was under the care of a cardiologist for a pre-existing heart condition. Due to the injuries he suffered during the accident, our client had to undergo neck surgery. After the surgery, while in the post-operation area, our client suffered a heart attack. The insurance company argued that our client had pre-existing degenerative changes in his spine and was in his late sixties. After thorough investigation and negotiation, we convinced the insurance company that the stress of the neck surgery caused the heart attack and that the neck surgery was directly related to the accident. Our client was awarded $275,000 in full coverage limits from the at-fault insurance company and from our client’s uninsured motorist insurer.verdicts & settlements page.

Representing Florida Residents Injured in Hit-and-Run Accidents

While it is essential to contact the police immediately after the accident and secure the names and contact information of witnesses, the responsible party may never be found. A personal injury claim becomes complex, requiring you to retain a seasoned car accident attorney in Florida who will explore all options towards getting you the compensation you deserve.

We conduct a detailed evaluation of your insurance policy to see if uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage is included. That type of insurance can cover medical bills, future rehab costs, and lost wages within certain limits.

Having car insurance coverage when others do not can provide not only compensation but also peace of mind. Finding an experienced hit-and-run accident lawyer may also offer you additional ease in the process.

Get Help From an Experienced Hit and Run Accident Lawyer

At The Umansky Law Firm, we provide the same aggressive representation to all personal injury clients, regardless of the severity of their injuries. The only thing that matters is that you were injured as a result of the negligent actions of a third party. Our diversely-qualified legal team has combined experience that eclipses over 100 years. Allow our legal experts to fight for you.

Call 407-228-3838 to speak to one of our auto accident injury lawyers anytime for a free consultation.

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Case Results

Burglary of Dwelling; Petit Theft

Withhold with 6 months probation and impulse control; adjudication withheld

Grand Theft ($300-$5000)

Nolle Prosequi-Case Dropped

CT-Driving Under the Influence Car (M1)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

CT- Driving under the influence car

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Grand Theft Third Degree

Adjudicated Guilty; One day jail/one day time serve; Restitution fees; Court Cost

Petit Theft < 300

We negotiated an agreement that entailed the State dropping the charge after our client completed a Pre-Trial Diversion Program. The Charge was dropped via a Nolle Prosequi.

Unlawful Speeding

Withhold of Adjudication; No points on license; Paid fine and clerk cost; 8 hour aggressive driver class; 90 days to satisfy fine and class

Shoot/Throw Missile Into Dwell/Struct/Veh; Child Abuse; Criminal Mischief; Battery (Domestic Violence)

No Information Notice - Charges Dropped

Attach Tag/Lic Plate To Unassigned Vehicle (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

DUI with Minor In Car or BAL of .20 or Higher

Pled No Contest, 1 Year Probation, 10 day Car Impound, Community Service

Motion to Modify Probation

Motion Granted in 48 hours

Petit Theft

Adjudication Withheld, 4 Months probation, Costs/Fines, Impulse Control Class

Petit Theft of $100 or MORE (M1)

Nolle Prosequi

Refuse To Submit To DUI Test (M1)

Case Dropped

Battery on Law Enforcement Officer (F3); Disorderly Conduct (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Battery

Charges Dropped

Scheme to Defraud(F3); Grand Theft(F3)

Motion to Terminate Probation Granted

Unlawful Speed

Dismissed

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Not Guilty

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Case Dropped

Motion to Modify and Impose a Withhold of Adjudication

Granted

Attempted Burglary of a Conveyance

Charges dropped

Possession of Cannabis (less than 20 grams)

Charges dropped

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Reduced to reckless driving

Possession of Alcohol Under the Age of 21

Charges dropped

Driving Under the Influence

Reduced to Reckless Driving

Violation of Probation

Case Dismissed

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