Experienced Lawyers for Hit & Run Accidents in New Jersey
If the driver who hit you or ran you off the road fled the scene of the accident, this does not mean that your case is over. We have decades of experience in hit-and-run accident cases, and we can use our experience to help you fight for just compensation.
If you are feeling helpless after a hit-and-run accident, you are not alone. Statistics show that more than one in ten accidents involve at least one driver who leaves the scene without providing his or her insurance information, and by many accounts, fatal hit-and-run accidents are on the rise.
So, if you have been injured in a hit-and-run accident, what do you do? How do you recover the money you need for your medical bills, prescription costs, and the time you missed from work? How can you make sure that someone else’s negligence and selfishness does not interfere with your life?
Aggressive and Compassionate Representation for Victims of Hit-and-Run Accidents
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., we provide aggressive legal representation for victims of hit-and-run accidents in New Jersey. We know this is a stressful time, and we will take the time to help you understand your rights and make informed decisions about your situation. During your case, you will get to know our attorneys and professional staff members personally, and we want you to feel comfortable getting in touch with us whenever you have questions or need legal advice.
Hit-and-run cases are not like other types of car accident claims. They require a different type of investigation; and, if the other driver cannot be identified, you may need to file a claim with your own insurance company. We have the experience, staff, and resources necessary to investigate before key evidence disappears and, if necessary, we can explain everything you need to know as we pursue an uninsured/underinsured motorist claim on your behalf.
Two Ways to Secure Compensation After a Hit-and-Run Accident
After a hit-and-run accident in New Jersey, there are potentially two ways to secure financial compensation for your injury-related losses:
1. Identify the Hit-and-Run Driver
The first way is to identify the hit-and-run driver. In hit-and-run cases, there are a number of different investigative techniques we can use. For example, while you may not have been able to read the other driver’s license plate in the chaos of the accident, maybe someone else was. As part of our investigation, we will seek to obtain statements from any witnesses who may be able to help identify the vehicle that hit you or ran you off the road.
Alternatively, these days, cameras are everywhere. Even if your accident wasn’t caught on film, security cameras, traffic cameras, and even cell phone cameras may have recorded the driver approaching or fleeing the scene. We can work with law enforcement and private investigators piece together enough evidence to be able to pursue a claim for compensation.
2. File an Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claim
If there simply is not enough evidence to identify the hit-and-run driver, then the next option is to file an uninsured/underinsured motorist claim under your own auto insurance policy. In hit-and-run cases, your insurance company essentially “stands in the shoes” of the at-fault driver’s insurer. This means that (i) while your insurance company must compensate you for your covered losses, (ii) it will not do so without a fight.
We have extensive experience representing accident victims in uninsured/underinsured motorist claims. Although your policy may clearly specify that you are entitled to coverage for your hit-and-run accident, you can expect your insurance company to do everything it can to pay you as little as possible. As a result, you need to be very careful about dealing with the insurance adjusters directly. While you can report the accident to your auto insurance company, you should be careful not to provide a recorded statement or say anything about what you think caused the accident.
At Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., we deal with the insurance companies on behalf of our clients. We want you to focus on getting better – not worrying about being taken advantage of by your insurance company. While you take as much time as you need to recover, we will be fighting aggressively to win the compensation that you deserve.
Get Started with Your Free, No-Obligation Consultation
For more information on what you need to do to protect your rights after a hit-and-run accident in New Jersey, we encourage you to contact us immediately for a free, no-obligation consultation. To speak directly with an experienced attorney, please call (201) 928-0300 or send us your contact information online today.