The hit-and-run problem in Florida has gone from bad to worse in recent years. According to Florida’s Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, hundreds of people suffer severe or even fatal injuries in hit-and-run accidents each year.
Why Do Hit and Run Accidents Occur in Florida?
While no one knows what goes on in the minds of an at-fault driver fleeing an accident scene, there are a few known reasons why drivers choose not to do the correct thing. This could be because they:
- Were driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Did not have a valid driver’s license
- Were uninsured
- Were scared of going to jail
- Were unsure whether the crash occurred
- Experienced road rage
None of these are valid excuses for someone to leave the scene of an accident. To discuss your legal options, you should speak with our qualified personal injury attorneys if you have suffered injuries in a hit-and-run accident in Florida.
Importantly, you should never leave the accident scene yourself before the arrival of law enforcement or before calling up our attorneys first.