In Florida, many children are the unfortunate injury victims of hit and run pedestrian accidents. Florida is known as the Sunshine State and its year round good weather allows for pedestrian and bicycle traffic on any given day. Because of the presence of children as pedestrians and bicyclists in virtually every neighborhood and community, it is important for drivers to obey traffic rules, regulations, and ordinances. There are specific laws in place that apply to the conduct and actions of drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. See Florida Traffic Laws, Regulations, and Ordinances – Frequently Asked Questions.
A hit and run accident was recently reported in Deland, Florida. Two 14 year old children were injured by a motor vehicle as they were walking along Spring Garden Avenue on a Saturday Night. One child – Julianne Hobbs – was airlifted for treatment of her personal injuries. The other child -Racheal Russell – reportedly suffered minor injuries. See Hit and Run Pedestrian / Automobile Accident Reported in Deland, Florida.
When a child is injured as a result of a hit and run accident, damages and compensation for the child’s injuries may be pursued under the parent’s Uninsured Motorist insurance coverage. Because insurance policies and coverages can be complex and confusing, it is important for a parent to consult with a Florida Child Injury Lawyer to determine the child’s legal rights to damages and compensation.
The book titled – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know – has chapters on Automobile Accidents, Damages / Compensation, Medical Bills and Medical Treatment, and other topics. Get this book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury.