Miami, FL asked in Car Accidents for Florida

Q: I received a hit and run letter and the mail. What is my next step

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
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  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: What does the letter tell you the next step is?

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: There is no such thing, legally, as a "hit and run letter". But I suppose you mean that someone has sent you a letter accusing you of striking their vehicle and leaving the scene without leaving any contact info, and I suppose the letter is asking you to pay a certain amount of money. I also suppose that you are guilty of the hit and run, because you otherwise wouldn't be asking your question.

If all of the above is the case, either deal with the writer directly and politely ask for their proof, or hire an attorney to do so (which is always the better way to go). If you are indeed guilty, it's far better to attempt amicable resolution than to wait to get sued.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: If you did it I agree with Mr. Baron, though you should also notify your insurer. If you can work it out be sure to get a release. If you didn't do it then don't get into any disucssion, start looking at where you were at that time and date, and if you have an alibi get the evidence of that alibi together.

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