If you were hurt in a Florida parked car, you may have a personal injury case. You should contact a qualified personal attorney to evaluate your case and provide you with the necessary advice.
What to Do After Another Driver Hits Your Car
If a driver hits your car from the inside, causing you injuries, you should contact an attorney immediately. It is important that you take photos, gather contact information for witnesses, and exchange information with other drivers if they are still on the scene. You should also seek immediate medical attention.
Proof of Liability After a Car Accident
An attorney will review your case and determine if there is a personal injury claim. Your attorney will assist you in filing your claim to prove the other driver was at fault for hitting your car while you were parked. As in any other case involving car accidents, you must prove that the other driver was negligent.
Florida’s Comparative Negligence Rule
As in any other case involving car accidents, the comparative negligence rule applies to your case if you were hurt in a parked vehicle. You may be partially responsible if, for instance, your car was illegally parked. The Florida comparative negligence law allows you to seek compensation even if your injuries are partially your fault.
What If the Other Driver Flew the Scene?
The police may be able to help you find the driver if you were hit by a negligent driver in a parking lot. If it is impossible to identify the hit-and-run driver, you might still be able to get compensation. If you have uninsured driver coverage, an attorney can assist you in filing a claim against your insurance company. This coverage protects a person’s injuries if they are struck by an uninsured motorist or flee the scene.
This post was written by Kelly-Ann Jenkins of Jenkins Law P.L. Kelly-Ann is a St Petersburg personal injury lawyer. She focuses on personal injury, car accidents, and bicyclist injuries. The information on this site is not intended to and does not offer legal advice, legal recommendations, or legal representation on any matter. Hiring an attorney is an important decision, which should not be based on advertising. You need to consult an attorney for legal advice regarding your situation.
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