A 6-year-old boy was injured in a New Jersey car accident involving a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in The Jersey Journal, the pedestrian accident occurred on Nostrand Avenue in Jersey City. The boy was following his brother who had crossed the street when a black Honda Accord struck him and drove away without stopping. The young victim sustained broken toes and injuries to his foot and ankle. He has already undergone one surgery and there is at least one more surgery he will need soon. The family and the police are searching for the driver responsible for the accident.
Cases involving hit-and-run drivers may result in serious criminal charges if police are able to apprehend the at-fault party. Under New Jersey Statute 39:4-129 it is a felony to leave the scene of an accident when someone has been injured or killed. The victims of hit-and-run drivers would be well advised to seek legal guidance to determine how to pursue compensation for the injuries suffered.
Very often, victims of New Jersey hit-and-run accidents are left with significant expenses due to hospitalization, treatment and rehabilitation. If the hit-and-run driver is not identified, victims could seek compensation through the uninsured/underinsured provision of their own motor vehicle insurance policy. Dealing with insurance companies can be challenging and it would be in the best interests of victims or their families to consult a knowledgeable New Jersey personal injury attorney.
The skilled Princeton pedestrian accident lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein know how to work with insurance companies to pursue compensation for an accident involving a hit-and-run driver. You can reach our office directly at 609-240-0040 to discuss the specifics of your case at no charge.