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Hit-and-run accidents have become a major problem in Florida. The number of drivers who flee the scene of a car accident rises every year. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, an estimated 70,000 hit-and-run accident occurred in 2012, killing about 3 people each week statewide.

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There are many theories about why more people are fleeing accidents, but the most likely answer is that they face harsher charges if they stay at the scene then they do if they leave. For example, an intoxicated driver who causes an accident will certainly face a DUI by remaining to speak with police. However, drunk drivers who flee and are caught later only face a charge for leaving the scene, which carries much lighter penalties than a DUI.

In other words, they only need to evade police long enough to sober up. Drunk drivers are not the only ones causing these accidents, though.

atv-wreckMACCLENNY, FLORIDA- Saturday, December 15, 2012, a woman from North Florida died as a result of a fall from an ATV that was being driven by her husband. The accident occurred, apparently, when the driver was attempting to negotiate a curve on a rural road. This happened in Hamilton County. The young woman’s death apparently occured as a result of a head injury.

Closed head injuries are usually the most devastating injuries that occur following All Terrain Vehicle (“ATV”) accidents or motorcycle accidents. The severity of the injuries usually range depending on whether or not the hurt person was wearing a helmet. It is unclear whether the woman in this case was wearing a helmet. 

We are Miami and Miami Beach personal injury lawyers and have extensive experience working on ATV cases as well as motorcycle cases. We also have handled numerous wrongful death cases involving Florida’s Wrongful Death Statute. If you or a family member were hurt as result of such an accident, give us a call and we will give you a free evaluation. If you call us, you can speak to an attorney that will discuss your case and be happy to explain the law firm’s experience handling similar matters. 

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