Stolen Vehicles and Hollywood Car Crashes

On average, there are almost 40,000 cars stolen in Florida every year. While some are stripped for parts, sold, or even shipped overseas, others are raced on city streets. If you find yourself in a car crash with a stolen car, you’ll want to contact an attorney to protect your rights. You can always call the father-son attorney team at Flaxman Law Group by calling 866-352-9626 at any time. Schedule a free accident consultation with a Hollywood car accident attorney to find out what we may be able to do for you.


What Is the Link Between Stolen Cars and Car Crashes?

When criminals take control of a stolen vehicle, they jeopardize the lives of motorists, pedestrians, and passengers for a few reasons:

  • Not all car thieves have driving skills. Some thieves may have had their licenses suspended for unsafe driving. Others may be underage and without a license.
  • Risk-taking activity. Stealing a car itself is reckless behavior, so it’s not a surprise that some thieves drive erratically and recklessly.
  • Thieves may be trying to escape. It’s not uncommon for thieves to speed to get away from the site of the crime or away from law enforcement. This can easily lead to speed-related collisions.
  • These incidents are more likely to cause hit-and-run accidents. Someone who is driving a stolen vehicle may not stop if they hit a car or pedestrian, because the driver doesn’t want to get caught. In turn, victims who are in hit-and-run crashes are more vulnerable to complications and serious injury because they may not get medical help right away—at least until someone else stops to help them.
  • These situations may result in multiple collisions. It’s not unusual for someone who is driving a stolen car erratically to crash into multiple cars and even pedestrians in their effort to get away.
  • Thieves have little regard for the vehicle. Since they’re not paying for repairs or insurance, thieves are not taking care to avoid damaging the vehicle. They may drive more erratically as a result.

What You Can Do

If you’re in a hit and run crash in Hollywood or are hit by someone you suspect was driving a stolen vehicle, it’s important to notify law enforcement. Police are working in Florida to try to apprehend car thieves.

You will also want to contact a Hollywood car accident claims lawyer. In this situation, getting fair compensation and working with your insurer may be complicated. You may need to use your own uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage to pay for medical care and car repairs. An experienced attorney can review your insurance policy, work with investigators to try to find information about your accident, pursue all possible liable parties, and can help you seek out any compensation you may be eligible for.

It all starts with determining whether you have a case. To find out, contact Flaxman Law Group at 866-352-9626 to schedule a free accident consultation with a Hollywood car accident claims attorney. Our team has already worked with thousands of injured people across Florida and we’ve recovered more than $100 million for those who have been injured through no fault of their own. Let’s discuss your potential claim and how we may be able to help.

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