Hit-and-Run Accidents in New Jersey
Motorists who flee the scene of an accident face criminal and civil charges, including a possible misdemeanor or felony conviction depending on the severity of the accident and injuries. At Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman, our New Jersey car accident attorneys excel at investigating complex hit-and-run cases and holding the at-fault driver accountable.
- We’re committed to achieving justice for victims of hit-and-run accidents.
- We’ll contact witnesses to gather information.
- We report all findings to state officials.
- We work with local law enforcement to apprehend the driver.
Our aggressive New Jersey legal team will conduct a thorough investigation to identify the unknown motorist and hold them accountable. We’ll review eye witness reports, police documents and other information that can help us identify the hit-and-run driver and achieve justice for you.
NJ Hit-and-Run Statistics
These aggravated collisions affect motorists, pedestrians and cyclists. According to the NJ State Police Fatal Accident Investigation Unit, 40 deadly hit-and-run crashes occurred in 2011. Thirty-two pedestrians and one cyclist died during the same time due to the willful negligence of hit-and-run drivers who left these individuals to die. Nationally, 18 percent of pedestrian deaths are caused by hit-and-run drivers according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Hit and Run Accident Lawyers NJ
Our NJ law firm has a long history of investigating complex auto accidents and securing record-setting settlements on behalf of accident victims in Essex County and all parts of New Jersey. We can help drivers file a no-fault insurance claim or recover uninsured motorist benefits. If this coverage isn’t available, we’ll pursue a property damage case through New Jersey’s Property-Liability Insurance Guaranty Association (NJPLIGA). Alternatively, we’ll file a civil lawsuit to recover damages for personal injuries and other damages. In cases involving New Jersey accidents resulting in wrongful death, we can help the victim’s estate recover damages in a wrongful death lawsuit.
If you or a loved one were injured in a hit-and-run accident, contact the New Jersey car accident attorneys at Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman. We’ll respond as soon as possible to discuss your hit and run accident case.