Hit-and-run drivers are amongst the most feared and despised people on the road. The cowardice it takes to leave an accident victim to die on a roadside is incomprehensible. Who knows how anyone could be so heartless?
Perhaps the driver was intoxicated and didn’t want to face the consequences of a DWI. Maybe he or she had a warrant for arrest, and preserving his or her own liberty trumped saving the life of the victim. There really is no way to understand how a hit-and-run driver can live with his or her actions.
There is no excuse for leaving the scene of an accident. Victims’ families can only pick up the pieces and try to move forward. If your loved one lost his or her life in a hit-and-run accident in Florida, we may be able to help you. Contact us now to find out whether a wrongful death claim is appropriate in your case.
Leaving the scene of a fatal accident is a second-degree felony in Florida, and of course the state will pursue criminal charges. However, a criminal case does not address the loss suffered by the deceased’s family. An unexpected death can leave a family reeling not only emotionally, but financially. A wrongful death lawsuit may help you and your family address these losses.
Could your loved one have survived the accident if the perpetrator had not fled? How much sooner could he or she have received medical care if the driver had done the right thing? Accidents happen, but leaving a person severely injured on the side of the road is no accident. It is a reprehensible act of selfishness.
The Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. is experienced in these types of difficult cases. We understand that your family has been fundamentally changed by this experience, and we will support your efforts to bring a measure of normalcy back to your lives. Financial compensation can help ease the financial burden left by medical and funeral bills, as well as future support for dependents or spouses. Call us at 407-425-2000, or toll free at 877-354-6587 for a free consultation and to determine if a wrongful death claim is right for you and your family.