Hit and Run Accident Lawyers in New Jersey
Motorists who flee the scene of a car accident face criminal and civil charges, including a possible misdemeanor or felony conviction depending on the severity of the accident and injuries.
New Jersey Hit and Run Statistics
Hit and run accidents affect motorists, pedestrians and cyclists. According to the New Jersey State Police Fatal Accident Investigation Unit, 40 deadly hit-and-run accidents 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 (NHTSA).
NJ Hit and Run Lawsuits
At Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman, our lawyers 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 legal team will conduct a thorough investigation to identify the unknown motorist and hold them accountable. We’ll review eyewitness reports, police documents and other information that can help us identify the hit and run driver and achieve justice for you.
Our 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 handle every automobile accident lawsuit to recover damages for your personal injuries and other damages. In cases involving New Jersey accidents resulting in wrongful death, our team will help the victim’s estate recover damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. We have been named to the Best New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers list by the Best Lawyers in America publication for a reason.
If you or a loved one were injured in a hit and run accident, contact the lawyers at Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman. We’ll respond as soon as possible to discuss your case.