Fort Lauderdale Hit and Run
Craig Camlin started out on a bicycle ride on Monday, December 16, 2013, innocent of the irony that would soon overtake his life. On that same day, Axel Inostroza was traveling to his home in Pompano Beach. Around 6:30 a.m. their worlds would collide. Literally! Somewhere near the 5200 Block of North 18th Avenue, Inostroza ran into the back of Craig Camlin. Camlin hit the windshield of Inostroza’s 2003 Mustang, and rolled over the roof before becoming wedged between the back window and the rear spoiler.
While fully aware of the accident, Inostroza did not stop. He continued to drive along part of the typically busy West McNab Road toward his residence on South Flagler Avenue. Inostroza’s only stop before reaching home was a trash bin near a wooded area to dump the critically injured Camlin. Fortunately, Camlin who was near death with a fractured spine and a nearly severed ear, was found by landscapers several hours later. Inostroza continued home where he took a nap. Later that afternoon, Inostroza took the mangled car to a body shop for repairs, and then he called his sister for a ride home. Police apprehended Inostroza at the body shop.
Today, Camlin is in the hospital in critical condition with a spine injury that could leave him permanently paralyzed, and Inostroza is held in Broward’s Main Jail on $70,000 bound.
There is no doubt that Camlin’s life is shattered much like his spine. Perhaps the best that he can hope for is to put the pieces of his life back together. A Fort Lauderdale hit and run lawyer from the law firm of Abramowitz, Pomerantz, & Coffee, P.A. could help him reassemble the pieces. The lawyers there dig deep and thoroughly research each case and its relevant facts. They are creative thinkers who use their vast knowledge and all the technology available to seek justice. Their success rate is impressive.
In one case, a man suffered a herniated disc after being rear-ended at a stop light. Sixth months earlier, he had been released from a surgeon’s care for a similar problem. Two additional surgeries left him with scar tissue, nerve problems and chronic pain. A former attorney was willing to settle for $50,000, but Abramowitz, Pomerantz, & Coffee, P.A. procured a $1,005,000 settlement. In another case, a client was rear-ended and suffered similar spinal injuries. During corrective surgery, the client suffered a stroke, and was no longer able to work full-time at his dental practice. Even though a previous attorney had recommended settling for $100,000, Abramowitz, Pomerantz, & Coffee, P.A. obtained a $1,100,000 settlement.
Clearly, the rear-end accident that changed Craig Camlin’s life has the added element of hit and run, but chances are good that an attorney could get a reasonable settlement. If you or someone you know has been injured in a hit and run accident, contact Abramowitz, Pomerantz, & Coffee, P.A. at their toll-free number 1-800-909-5526.