Hit-and-Run Driver Causes Head-On Collision

In DeLand in central Florida, three people were killed recently when a wrong way driver at 2:20 a.m. ran into a car head-on and then fled his car on foot. The hit-and-run driver, who was in a pick-up truck, ran into a car with four people in it, three of whom were killed. The fourth, the vehicle’s driver, was in serious condition at a nearby hospital according to a local news report on the accident. Despite setting up a perimeter and even using a K-9 unit to try to trap the fleeing driver after he exited his vehicle, the police still were unable to catch him. This led to speculation he may have had outside help in the form of someone who picked him up. To add insult to injury, another vehicle also collided with his abandoned truck, after he abandoned it and ran into the woods. The police still have not caught the driver, although their search continues.

Although police have more resources at their disposal today than they ever did previously, they will not always be able to track down a hit-and-run driver that injures another motorist, a pedestrian, or a bicyclist. However, an experienced personal injury lawyer often will also be able to track down the identity of a driver that injures someone else and then flees the scene of the accident. At Schwed, Adams & McGinley, we have experienced attorneys and talented staff who will shake every tree to ensure that we do whatever is necessary to unmask the identity of the individual that caused the accident in which our client was injured. Simply because that person made the foolish decision to break Florida law and leave the scene of the accident does not mean that you need to go without compensation for the injuries and damages that person may have caused you.

Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys Have Resources to Track Down the Identity of the Motorist That Caused the Accident especially in hit-and-run cases, Just as the Police do

It is not uncommon that a hit-and-run driver may flee the scene before the police arrive at the scene. However, even if the police are not able to identify the driver that fled the scene, the police are not the only ones who can piece together the identity of a driver that may have injured someone and left the scene of the accident. An experienced personal injury attorney often will have the experience, staff, and resources to be able to track down the identity of a driver who fled the scene of an accident. Whether a nearby traffic camera or security cameras from nearby businesses or residences has a clear shot of that driver’s license plate or there are witnesses who have more information than what they share with police, there are always leads to follow-up that could unmask the identity of the hit and run driver. In addition, even if there is no video surveillance that shows exactly what happened, a talented private investigator can find witnesses much easier than many people would expect. People are often surprised that complete strangers will go out of their way to help someone they do not even know by sharing their recollection of the incident or photographs or video they may have taken, particularly when the driver whose negligence caused the accident fled the scene, leaving a victim holding the bag for that driver’s negligence.

Contact Schwed, Adams & McGinley

At Schwed, Adams & McGinley, our experienced personal injury attorneys have more than 200 years of experience representing more than 16,000 victims of motor vehicle accidents and other personal injury scenarios in Florida. We have represented numerous accident victims who were injured in hit-and-run accidents. We have the experienced staff and resources to help you unmask the driver that hit you and fled the scene, even if the police have not done so. If you have been injured by someone else’s negligence in Florida, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Schwed, Adams & McGinley, P.A today at 877-694-6079 or contact@schwedlawfirm.com for a free consultation.