Any crash is devastating, but a hit and run can cause a different kind of stress. If you or a loved one were involved in a Florida motorcycle accident where the at-fault driver left the scene before exchanging information, you should call our team. While impaired, reckless, and uninsured motorists cause a lot of trouble for bikers, we have represented countless victims who faced challenges like these, and we will work to help you too.
who faced challenges like these, and we will work to help you too.

Call us at 800-FL-LEGAL or contact us via our online chat form. We are here for you 24/7 – 365. Consultations are free, and you pay nothing unless you win money. Remote and virtual appointments are available.

Hit and Runs Are Too Common in Florida

According to the Tampa Bay Times and AAA Foundation, Florida has more hit and run crashes than most other states. Our state is in the top three states in the U.S. with hit and runs per capita.

Each year, Florida has more than 90,000 hit and run accidents, and hundreds that result in at least one fatality. More than 200 hit and run accidents cause the death of a loved one every year in Florida.

Hit and runs with motorcycles are a common occurrence in Florida too. For instance, in September 2020, a Clearwater woman was arrested after striking two motorcyclists and fleeing the scene. She was ultimately found and taken to jail by the Clearwater Police, but the two bikers were left seriously injured. When asked why she left the scene, the woman said she panicked.

What Are the Penalties for a Hit and Run?

All drivers should remain at the scene of an accident after a wreck. The police must be called, and the accident must be reported. If a person does leave the scene, they can face severe criminal penalties.

If there is property damage, a person who leaves the scene can be charged with a second-degree misdemeanor. If convicted, they face losing their driver’s license for up to three years, jail time, and/ or fines.

If the accident causes injuries and someone leaves the scene without contacting the police and calling for an ambulance, they can be charged with a second or third-degree felony. With a felony conviction, their license will likely be revoked in addition to jail time and fines.

If someone causes a fatality and flees the scene of an accident, they are looking at a first-degree felony. Their license will be revoked, and they can face up to 30 years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines.

What Should a Biker Do If They Are in a Hit and Run?

If you are riding your motorcycle and someone hits you then speeds off, you should immediately call the police. Try to give the 911-operator as much information about the car as possible, including a license plate number and the car’s make and model, and any identifying details, bumper stickers, or unique paint jobs. Tell the dispatcher where the hit and run occurred so they can find you so that other police officers can be on the lookout for a damaged vehicle in the area.

If you are injured, get medical treatment right away. Rubenstein Law will do everything possible to investigate your hit and run and help you pursue compensation for your injuries from the driver responsible for the accident.

Call an Attorney As Soon As Possible

Evidence in motorcycle accident cases fades quickly, but it is even more important to start an investigation quickly with hit and runs. The at-fault party might try to hide evidence and cover up their actions. We need to find them and document the crash as soon as possible after the accident.

For your free consultation with Rubenstein Law, call us today at 800-FL-LEGAL. We are here for you 24/7 – 365.

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