(LegalLaw247.com, February 22, 2013 ) WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- Gordon & Doner, a Florida personal injury law firm, wants to warn residents that hit-and-run crashes are on the rise. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, hit-and-run accidents have increased over the past two years. In 2012, nearly 70,000 hit-and-run crashes occurred across the state.
Unfortunately, South Florida has seen its share of hit-and-run crashes. Last year, Broward County ranked second among Florida’s counties for hit-and-runs, with 7,587 crashes, up 8 percent from 2011. Palm Beach County had 3,381 hit-and-run accidents in 2012.
In addition, fatalities from hit-and-run crashes have also increased from 162 in 2011 to 168 in 2012.
Recently there have been several tragic hit-and-runs in South Florida including Loxahatchee, Miramar and Sunrise.
The Florida Highway Patrol advises drivers to remember CRASH, if they are hit-and-run accident: Call law enforcement; Remain calm; Attain vehicle, witness and driver information; Sketch the scene and Help the injured.
Drivers that are involved in hit-and-run crashes due to the negligence of another, may be eligible for legal and financial recourse. Gordon & Doner is available to assist hit-and-run accident victims with their legal claims. For additional information about the auto accident claims, please visit www.fortheinjured.com.
About Gordon and Doner
Gordon and Doner is committed to helping all those who have been injured by the actions or negligence of another person or entity. The personal injury law firm based in West Palm Beach, Florida handles all types of personal injury claims including auto accident injuries, dangerous drug litigation, medical malpractice, product liability claims, premises liability and maritime law.
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February 22, 2013 Posted By: admin
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