Miami, FL – Mickey Barroso Seriously Hurt in Hit-and-Run on SW 7th Street
According to officials, 37-year-old Mickey Barroso was walking on Southwest 7th Street on Thursday evening when he was hit by a car. The vehicle fled the scene immediately after the crash and before police could arrive. Barroso suffered serious injuries as a result of the crash, including a severed leg. He is currently in the hospital and receiving treatment. Police have described the vehicle in question as a white Maserati Levante. The car is expected to have significant damage to its front-end and windshield area. There is no description of the driver available.
Anyone with information should contact the Miami-Dade Police Department. An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
We wish to extend our thoughts and best wishes to Mickey Barroso following this hit-and-run accident in Miami.
Florida Hit-and-Run Accidents
A hit-and-run accident in Florida often results in serious and life-changing injuries for the victim. These crashes continue to take place in our state at an alarming rate. Last year, approximately 105,000 hit-and-run accidents occurred in our state. This total accounts for approximately 25% of all total reported crashes. Although drivers are legally required to remain at the scene of an injury crash, they often flee in an effort to avoid taking responsibility for their actions. When these drivers are apprehended, they will face both civil and criminal responsibility for their actions.
While a hit-and-run accident can be frustrating, it is important to focus on what you can do in the aftermath of the accident. Under Florida law, motorists who are injured may have legal rights to recovery. When you have been seriously hurt, this means having your medical bills paid for and receiving full payment for your lost wages and your pain and suffering. A car accident attorney in Florida can fully advise you of your rights and help you along your path to recovery. Even if the other driver is never located, your attorney can ensure that you are compensated and not left in a position of being financially responsible for someone else’s negligence.
At Boone & Davis, our Miami car accident attorneys help people who have been injured on our roadways. For over 35 years, we have been trusted to help the residents of South Florida through some of the most difficult times of their lives. We take pride in helping injured victims receive the compensation that they need and deserve to get back on their feet and we would be honored to assist you as well.
We offer free consultations and case evaluations to all potential clients. Our firm handles most car accident matters on a contingency fee basis which means that there is absolutely no financial obligation on your part until we obtain a settlement or recovery on your behalf. To schedule your free consultation with a member of our team, please contact us using the link on our website or give us a call any time at 954-566-9919.
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