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Victims of Hit and Run Crashes in Brevard County, FL

Florida has seen a steady increase in hit and run accidents throughout the years. While most hit and run crashes only result in property damage, in 2015, more than 180 hit and run accidents resulted in a fatality.

The DHSMV and the Florida Highway Patrol’s “Bad to Worse” campaign is intended to reduce hit and run crashes in Florida by educating drivers on their responsibilities if they are involved in a crash as well as the consequences they face for leaving the scene of a crash.

If you have been injured in an accident, you might not know what options are available to help you get your life back in order. At The Law Offices of James B. Coulter James B. Coulter will work for you and his number one job is to stand up for your rights.

With offices in Satellite Beach, FL, James Coulter represents the victims of hit and run crashes in personal injury claims against the at-fault driver. Hire a personal injury attorney to help you make decisions that are in your best interest may make the difference between getting the care and compensation you deserve and being taken advantage of by your insurer.

James Coulter represents the victims of motor vehicle crashes involving a driver who left the scene after a crash in Brevard County and the cities of Satellite Beach, James Coulter represents clients throughout the surrounding areas in Brevard County including Melbourne, Cocoa, Titusville, Cape Canaveral, Rockledge, Indialantic, Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne Beach, and West Melbourne.

At The Law Offices of James B. Coulter James B. Coulter knows what it takes to win. Before you decide to deal with the insurance companies alone, let him help you.

Lawyer for Victims of Hit and Run Crashes in Brevard County, FL

At The Law Offices of James B. Coulter, James B. Coulter is dedicated and passionate about personal injury and has focused his career on helping those injured in car accidents, product defects, child injuries, and other types of accidents. Let us put our legal experience to work to get you the money you deserve.

To learn more about how a Brevard County personal injury firm can help with your claim, give The Law Offices of James B. Coulter a call at (321) 586-9944, or fill out the online form today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

The firm also represents clients in the counties surrounding Brevard County including Volusia County, Indian River County, Osceola County, and Orange County, Florida, in a case involving a person charged with leaving the scene of a crash.

Hit and Run Statistics in Florida

  • As of 2015, over 92,000 hit and run crashes occurred in Florida.
  • Of the 92,000 accidents, Florida Highway Patrol was present for more than 23,000.
  • Every year in Florida the percent of hit and run crashes remains steady, meaning the issue of people fleeing the scene is not improving.
  • Of over 19,000 injuries resulting from hit and run crashes, more than 1,200 of those resulted in serious bodily injury.
  • Those individuals are especially at risk are vulnerable road users. Furthermore, in 2015, there were 186 hit and run fatalities, more than half of which were pedestrians.
  • Approximately 25 percent of pedestrian crashes resulted in the driver fleeing the scene.
  • Florida code mandates that a driver stops immediately at the scene of a crash on public or private property which results in injury or death.
  • In Florida, over 80 percent of hit and run crashes result in property damage only.
  • Leaving the scene of a crash is a felony, and if convicted, said driver will have his or her license revoked for a minimum of three years. The driver may even be sentenced to a mandatory minimum of four years in prison.
  • In 2015, drivers between the ages of 18-27 years old received more than one-third of all hit and run citations issued, with 70 percent written for males.
  • Florida’s Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles encourages drivers to free themselves from distractions, keep both hands on the wheel, and focus on driving.

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Resources on Hit and Run Statistics in Satellite Beach, FL

Florida Statistics on Hit and Run - Visit Florida’s highway safety and motor vehicles site to find information on driving safety, and hit and run statistics in the state of Florida. This site also provides information on hit and run penalties and provides access to resources on organizations fighting against drunk and distracted driving.

Florida’s Hit and Run Statutes - Search Florida’s state legislature site to find full statutes on Florida’s hit and run laws. Also, find information on related penalties for fleeing the scene including license revocation, imprisonment, and the process for complying with Florida’s requirements in the event of injuries or death resulting from a crash.

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Finding Attorneys for Hit and Run in Brevard County, FL

If you were injured in a car accident, and the driver fled the scene, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. At The Law Offices of James B. Coulter James B. Coulter focuses on representing clients in these types of situations.

Whether your case will be heard in Brevard County, Titusville, Satellite Beach, Melbourne, Florida contact an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your case today.

Call (321) 586-9944 to discuss the facts of your case today. Jason B. Coulter is experienced in representing clients as they seek recovery for their injuries in serious motor vehicle accidents.

This article was last updated on Monday, October 17, 2016.

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