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Volusia County Accident Attorneys and Hit and Run Incidents

Fri, Apr 06, 2012 at 9:33AM

Last year the Florida Highway Patrol reported 8,684 hit-and-run accidents in our area, continuing a four year rise that presents serious challenges for law enforcement, lawyers, and the courts.

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reports "an average of 20 to 25 hit and runs a day" in Central Florida. And those are just the ones handled by their department.

Four years ago, troopers observed a daily average of 10 to 14 such crashes.  Unfortunately, the incidents have increased steadily, without explanation.

Last month alone, the FHP handled 547 hit-and-run crashes in Central Florida.

When innocent people are injured or killed by a driver who leaves the scene of the accident, the vehicle may eventually be found.  Then it's up to law enforcement and lawyers to prove who was driving the car at the time.

Often, it is a difficult task to prove who was behind the wheel.  That's why witnesses to hit-and-run incidents are so important to traffic homicide investigators. 

Even when the identity of the driver or owner of the at-fault vehicle remains unproven, an injured victim may still receive compensation through their own insurance policy if the policy provides uninsured motorist coverage.

Your Volusia County accident attorneys at Seitz and Tresher have handled many hit and run cases, and know that even the most complicated scenario can be resolved by proving the facts and applying the law. 

If you or someone in your family has been victimized in a serious injury or wrongful death accident, the attorneys of Seitz & Tresher would be honored to advise you of your rights. Call us today for a free conference.


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