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Win Your Legal Case with Our Ocala Hit and Run Accident Lawyer

Ocala Hit and Run Accident LawyerIt doesn’t matter why the other driver left the accident scene. At the end of the day, you’re left with a serious condition that affects your independence, mobility, and quality of life. Here’s some good news: you can seek financial recovery, even if the other motorist is never located. Still, the process isn’t easy, especially if you forgo legal representation.

Meldon Law is ready to spring into action and pursue the financial justice you need to rebuild. An Ocala personal injury lawyer from our team can handle your hit-and-run accident claim, along with its many obligations. We file your case, investigate your collision–-everything that goes into recovering what you’re owed.

Today, you can start a free initial consultation where you can meet our legal team and discuss your claim. Dial (352) 373-8000 to begin.

Your Financial Recovery Options After an Ocala Hit-and-Run

Ultimately, your legal options depend on your situation. Yet, you could have these options when accounting for your losses:

  • You could file a first-party claim. Every Florida motorist must carry personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. This offers reimbursement for medical bills and lost income up to the liable policy’s limits. You could seek recovery through your PIP coverage if you have it.
  • You could pursue another party for damages. At first glance, it may seem like a negligent motorist caused your accident. Yet, upon further investigation, your lawyer may find that another party caused the collision, such as a parts manufacturer.
  • You could seek reimbursement through the Florida Crime Victims Compensation Fund. If you qualify, you could seek compensation for your losses up to a certain amount. Here, your lawyer would prove that you were the victim of a crime and follow the appropriate steps to file your case.

Don’t despair if, despite our best efforts, we can’t find the negligent motorist. As an injured claimant, you have financial recovery options, and we intend to help you pursue them.

Our Personal Injury Attorneys Seek Fair Compensation for Your Losses

Since our founding in 1971, we’ve recovered millions for injured claimants. When we take on your injury claim, we seek everything you need (both now and in the future) to account for your injury-related expenses. Financial compensation in your case could include:

  • Past and future healthcare costs, including medical treatment expenses and rehabilitation
  • Lost income and other sources of revenue, such as tips
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage costs
  • Out-of-pocket financial expenses
  • Disability
  • Scarring and disfigurement

We could include other injury-related losses in your case’s value.

What’s the Average Settlement for an Ocala Hit-and-Run Accident Claim?

There isn’t a database that keeps track of how much car accident claims are worth. Even then, those results would be skewed because the outcomes of many insurance claims are confidential. How much you can recover is unique to your situation and yours alone.

When calculating what constitutes a fair insurance settlement or court award, we consider:

  • The collision’s effect on your life
  • The length of your recovery period
  • Your financial losses
  • Your missed time from work
  • Whether you lost a loved one
  • Your age
  • Whether you have any minor dependents

Florida is one of many states that does not cap how much you can seek following a car accident. So, there are no limits to what we can request from the liable party.

Meldon Law Gets Results for Injured Clients and Their Families

We believe that our case results illustrate our understanding of the claims process and what goes into seeking damages. Some outcomes we’ve secured for people in situations like yours include:

  • $1.5 million. The exact details of this case are confidential. Yet, we can share that through a hard-fought legal battle, we secured compensation for our client’s past, present, and future losses.
  • $500,000. A sports car “flew through” a median and struck our client’s vehicle. We consulted with field experts, including life care planners and accident reconstruction specialists, to guide our client’s case to a fair conclusion.
  • $450,000. Our client was rear-ended so violently that their car flew into a nearby ditch. We secured fair compensation that accounted for the severity of our client’s condition.

You can rest assured that with our advocacy, we will seek fair financial recovery for your hit-and-run accident case.

We Have a Limited Time to File Your Ocala Personal Injury Lawsuit

According to Florida Statutes § 95.11, you generally have two years to file a lawsuit. Yet, Florida Statutes § 95.051 notes that you could have longer to act since the negligent driver fled the accident scene. Still, you shouldn’t assume anything about your case’s deadlines. A misunderstanding or misinterpretation of state law will not give you more time to act.

The sooner you consult Meldon Law, the sooner we can start investigating your case and seeking damages. With prompt notice, we can adhere to all case-related deadlines and seek what you rightfully deserve.

Will I Have to File a Hit-and-Run Injury Lawsuit?

This is a question we get from many injured clients. However, there’s no unified answer. Whether you must file a lawsuit depends on many factors, including the insurance company’s willingness to settle. If we find the at-fault driver, they might not have sufficient insurance coverage (hence why they fled the accident scene). In that instance, we could sue them and compel compensation through that avenue.

Our Ocala personal injury lawyer can handle litigation and its many obligations, from its initial filing to closing statements. During this difficult time, you only have to focus on one thing: feeling better. In the meantime, we go above and beyond when fulfilling your case’s many obligations.

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How Our Hit-and-Run Injury Attorneys Plan to Win Your Case

You may wonder what we mean by “building the strongest case possible.” To this end, we intend to handle and complete your case’s many obligations—all with the primary goal of securing financial recovery. We can:

  • Investigate the accident and gather evidence such as the police report, eyewitness testimony, traffic camera footage, and forensic data
  • Evaluate your insurance coverage options
  • Calculate your injury-related losses, accounting for both economic and non-economic damages
  • Manage all case-related communications with insurance companies and other involved parties
  • Initiate your personal injury claim
  • Negotiate an out-of-court settlement
  • File a civil lawsuit (if necessary to recover financial compensation)

This is just a sampling of the many services our team offers. You can learn more about how we build successful injury claims during your free initial consultation. Connect with Meldon Law today at (352) 373-8000.

Our Law Firm Advocates for Clients With These Severe Injuries

If you required hospitalization, inpatient care, or extensive rehabilitation following a hit-and-run accident, you could have grounds for an injury claim. Meldon Law fights for clients who have suffered:

Seeking medical care is paramount after your Ocala hit-and-run accident. Not only can a doctor guide you to maximum medical improvement, but they can offer much-needed evidence to supplement your claim.

What to Do After a Hit-and-Run Accident

After a serious motor vehicle crash, you may feel uncertain about your next steps. The following considerations could help your lawyer build a strong case. They can also alleviate some of your concerns. If possible (or if you haven’t already done so), you should:

  • Seek medical attention: Seek medical care right away, even if you don’t think you were critically injured. Adrenaline after accidents can mask injuries that become serious later. Get fully evaluated and treated, while documenting your treatment plan’s details.
  • File a police report: Even if the other driver left the accident scene, you must document the crash. Our team can also use this information to bolster your claim.
  • Document the accident scene: Take photos of any damage, skid marks, debris, and the physical injuries you suffered.
  • Notify your insurer: Alert your insurance provider about the accident, even if you’re not sure about filing a claim. This establishes that the accident happened, and you suffered injuries.
  • Consult an attorney: And not just any attorney! A lawyer from Meldon Law. Within moments of connecting with our team, we’re sure you’ll feel confident moving forward.

Connect With Our Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Ocala Now

There’s no such thing as a simple car accident claim, whether the motorist stayed at the accident scene or fled. You benefit from having a hit-and-run accident lawyer from our firm handle its many obligations. You deserve to focus on your recovery. In the meantime, we’ll focus on upholding your legal rights and securing financial recovery.

We’re available around the clock to listen to your story, build your claim, and seek damages. Begin your free initial consultation when you call (352) 373-8000. There’s no obligation.


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