New Jersey hit-and-run victims face substantial financial struggles with limited legal options. While victims of most New Jersey car accidents have the opportunity to hold the negligent driver responsible for their injuries through civil litigation, victims of hit-and-run crashes are often left wondering whom to hold accountable.
Between the years 2003 and 2009, there were between 29 and 49 fatal hit-and-run car accidents in New Jersey each year. A recent article by The Courier Post stated that 15 of the 16 fatal hit-and-run crashes that occurred in Camden County in the year 2005 resulted in arrests. Investigators in Gloucester County were able to arrest the two at-fault drivers involved in fatal hit-and-run accidents that occurred during the same year as well.
Injured victims of hit-and-run crashes may file a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver if the authorities are able to arrest the driver. These investigations often take a long time and injured victims are left wondering what to do while their bills pile up. A skilled personal injury attorney can stay abreast of the ongoing investigation and advise victims about the options available to them. In cases where the hit-and-run driver is not found, compensation may still be available for the injuries suffered through the uninsured/underinsured clause of the victim’s own insurance policy.
The skilled New Jersey hit and run car accident attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein have successfully handled claims relating to hit-and-run accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in a New Jersey hit-and-run crash, contact our law offices today at 609-240-0040 today for a no-cost consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.