Seminole Hit & Run Accident Attorney
Law enforcement investigators do their best to solve hit and run collision cases. Unfortunately for these victims, their best usually isn’t good enough. Law enforcement investigators solve fewer than 10 percent of the hit and run accidents in Pinellas County. The burden of proof is so high in criminal cases that investigators must amass an overwhelming amount of proof to ensure a conviction. Frequently, the required amount of evidence isn’t available, unless investigators get a big break, like a voluntary confession.
Additionally in the rare cases that involve an arrest, the criminal law process does little or nothing to assist victims. Hit & run drivers may pay some medical bills as a condition of probation. But, for the most part, victims must pay for all their economic losses out of their own pockets. Furthermore, criminal law cases don’t compensate these individuals for their emotional distress and other noneconomic losses. It’s almost like these victims don’t matter.
A diligent Seminole hit & run accident attorney at The Reep Law Firm stand up for victims in these cases. We serve as a strong voice for victims because we do our homework. In personal injury law, as in life, people who pay attention to details and do the little things right usually do well come test day. Doing well means obtaining maximum compensation for your serious injuries. This compensation usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering.
Why Should We Partner With a Personal Injury Attorney?
The simple fact is that hit-and-run victims cannot count on law enforcement to make things right. Only a personal injury attorney has the dedication and the resources to do that.
Attorneys don’t quit. Instead, they’re willing to do whatever it takes to obtain the compensation these victims need and deserve. A personal injury attorney has a bit of an unfair advantage, because the burden of proof is so much lower in civil court.
Assume a witness gives an investigator a general description of the vehicle and a partial license plate number. This evidence is practically useless in criminal court. It does nothing to prove, beyond any reasonable doubt, who was driving the car at the time. But to a Seminole hit-and-run accident attorney, this evidence could be the “big break” that cracks the case open.
An attorney can use this tiny crumb of evidence to locate the vehicle’s probable owner. Since it’s more likely than not that the owner was also the driver, maximum compensation could be available.
Speaking of investigators, our professional team includes top investigators who work for you and not for the government. That resource dedication makes a huge difference.
How to Find the Right Lawyer
A committed attorney with the proper resources is a good start. However, only the best attorneys can successfully resolve hit & run cases. Some qualities to look for include:
- Experience: At The Reep Law Firm, our Seminole boat accident attorneys have years of practice experience. Furthermore, we have substantial trial experience. So, you can trust us not to take the easy way out or look for a fast settlement.
- Dedication: Our professional team focuses exclusively on personal litigation matters, like personal injury, family law, and criminal defense. In other words, we are dedicated to the protection of your legal and financial rights, whenever they are threatened.
- Accessibility: Our main office is convenient to almost anywhere in the Tampa Bay area. We also do virtual consultations.
Always do your homework when selecting a lawyer, but never take too long. Victims have a limited amount of time to act.
Work With a Dedicated Pinellas County Attorney
Injury victims are entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced Seminole hit & run accident attorney, contact Reep, Coleman & Stubbendorff. Virtual, after-hours, home, and hospital visits are available.