Hit-and-run car accidents in Palm Beach County are in the news this week after a substantial jury verdict and yet another deadly crash.
Our Palm Beach accident attorneys are frequently asked whether it is worthwhile for someone to pursue a claim in a hit-and-run accident or in an uninsured motorist accident in Palm Beach. We believe seeking the immediate representation of a qualified personal injury attorney is critical in such cases. If and when a driver is located, a claim can be made against his or her assets as well as other insurance policies in place on vehicles in the household. In the event a driver is never located, a claim may be made against your own insurance policy.
A jury has awarded a 62-year-old Belle Glade store owner $720,000 for injuries he suffered in a hit-and-run truck accident in the Glades, the Palm Beach Post reported. The jury rejected arguments from the truck driver and trucking company that the accident never happened. The victim has undergone surgery on his neck and back.
NBC5 reports authorities are looking for a dark green Ford pickup truck with a missing headlight and damage to the front and passenger side.
The truck is believed to be involved in a deadly hit-and-run accident that occurred on Sandpiper Drive in Royal Palm Beach on Saturday Oct. 16. Anyone with information about the truck or the accident is asked to call Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.
Accidents can be devastating. But when a motorist fails to stop, the physical, emotional and financial consequences can be particularly difficult to overcome. Having an attorney present in the early days of a case can go a long way toward protecting your rights and the future financial well-being of you and your family. Waiting for a driver to be arrested is not the best option. Drivers frequently flee an accident scene because they are driving without a license and/or without insurance. Many times, finding a driver leaves an injured motorist no better off.
Freeman & Mallard is a personal injury and wrongful death law firm dedicated to helping motorists who have been injured in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and the Port St. Lucie/Fort Pierce areas. Call today for a free consultation. 1-800-529-2368.