FHP Says Woman Charged With Hit And Run Showed No Concern Over Crash

FHP Says Woman Charged with Hit and Run Showed No Concern Over Crash

A Pensacola woman who allegedly fled from the scene of an accident is facing serious charges after the trooper investigating the incident found she showed “no real care” over the wreck, according to the woman’s arrest report. The woman was arrested Sunday and charged with hit and run involving serious bodily injuries and making a false report to law enforcement. She was booked into the Escambia County Jail with a $6,000 bond, and county records indicated she was released from custody Monday. FHP responded around 10:45 p.m. Sunday to the crash on West Michigan Avenue where a Dodge Charger and a moped had collided. The woman who was riding the moped was transported to Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The moped rider managed to take a photo of the Charger’s license plate, which she provided to law enforcement. No further details were released.

Car Accident FAQs

A car crash can greatly affect your life and family. If personal injury claims or insurance claims in general are foreign to you, there is a lot of information you will want to know before you file a personal injury claim or file a lawsuit. Even if you are one of the lucky people who have not been involved in an accident, you may still want to know more about the ins and outs of car accident claims. Dealing with an insurance company on your own or filing a lawsuit without an attorney  can be difficult. Here are some answers to some of the most frequently asked questions after a car accident:

What should I do after a car accident in Miami? The steps you make after an accident can greatly impact your ability to obtain compensation for your injuries. First, never leave the scene of an accident as you can face criminal charges for doing so. Instead, the first thing you should do after a crash is call for help, call 911 so that you can get medical assistance out to the accident as well as a police officer who can assess the situation. If the police officer asks you if you were at fault for the accident, do not admit fault. Finally, consider using your smartphone to take pictures of the accident scene and any property damage.

What is a statute of limitation? A statute of limitation is a law that lists the time periods within which a case must be started or forever barred. In some cases, the period of limitations is only a few days. In some cases, it can be years or indefinite. In most cases, only a lawyer can properly advise you whether you have waited too long to do something. Delay in getting a lawyer can cost you your legal rights. In some cases, you run the risk of being barred by latches a technical legal doctrine involving delay I can call that can also cost you your legal rights.

What is Whiplash? Whiplash is a term that is intended to describe that in an accident especially on a rear end accident the spinal cord goes forward and backward like a web and the human head snaps forward and backward as though at the end of a whip.

What is reckless driving? Reckless driving is normally a much more serious offense than just simply speeding. However, reckless driving is not as serious as drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol there are often important differences between reckless driving and drunk driving in terms of jail sentence future auto insurance problems and several liability in the event of an accident. In some states, reckless driving is so serious that one must appear for trial and cannot simply forfeit bail.

What is no fee no recovery? No fee no recovery or similar words usually means that the lawyer will take cases on a contingency basis the lawyer fees come out of the recovery of damages or benefits received.

What do I do if I was the victim of a hit and run?

If you have been a victim of a hit and run accident, you are no doubt hurt, angry and confused as to whether you will be able to recover compensation for your resulting expenses and damages. Similar to any other accident, it is important that you take certain steps to protect your legal rights, such as 1) call the police to file a report, 2) obtain the contact information of any witnesses to the accident, 3) document the scene of the accident, and 4) seek medical treatment. If you have uninsured motorist (UM or UIM) coverage policy, you should also file a claim with your own insurance company. This provision in your policy allows you to recover compensation in the event of a hit and run accident.

Speak with a Car Accident Attorney in Miami Today!

Let us help you get the medical care you need and fight to make sure you are compensated for your injuries! Our attorneys are ready to provide proven legal representation in pursuing your claim and stand ready to protect your rights. We are available 24/7 to give you a free, no risk case consultation.

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