All motor vehicle accidents are nerve wracking, but when you’re hurt in a hit and run crash, you may feel overwhelmed and unsure of what to do. Since 1976, Krivitzky, Springer & Feldman has helped hit and run victims in New Jersey recover the compensation they need to protect their health and financial stability. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a hit and run, we can help you pursue all possible sources of recovery for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.
Investigating Hit And Run Accidents
When an unknown driver hits a pedestrian or motorist, it’s important to conduct a thorough investigation to try and identify the at-fault motorist. Leaving the scene of an accident in New Jersey is a crime. Our team works closely with law enforcement, witnesses, and our own private investigators to gather information that may lead us to the negligent driver and help us find possible sources of compensation from insurance companies. Evidence such as footage from traffic and security cameras can also help us discover the identity of a hit and driver.Even when the identity of the driver can’t be determined, our work isn’t over. The hit and run accident attorneys at our Jersey City and Newfoundland law offices are committed to helping injured victims obtain a full financial recovery.
Seeking Compensation From Your Own Auto Insurance Policy
Whether you’re an injured pedestrian, you were forced off the road by a negligent driver, or you’re a hit and run victim who was involved in an accident, you have a right to recover compensation for the damages you’ve suffered. Your own auto insurance policy’s uninsured motorist (UM) coverage can be a source of payment to help cover your medical expenses, lost wages, injuries, and other accident-related expenses. Because an injured hit and run driver isn’t at fault, your insurance premiums won’t increase if you file a UM claim. You may even be entitled to collect compensation from a household relative’s insurance policy as well, and your health insurance may cover some of your medical bills.
Uninsured motorist coverage is complicated. At Krivitzky, Springer & Feldman, our attorneys understand how to handle UM claims and fight to help hit and run victims recover maximum compensation for their damages.
Recovering Compensation Through The NJPLIGA
If a negligent motorist can’t be found and you don’t have uninsured motorist coverage, you can still seek compensation through a special New Jersey state fund. The New Jersey Property-Liability Insurance Guaranty Association (NJPLIGA) provides a safety net that’s designed to help auto accident victims without insurance coverage. Our seasoned attorneys have successfully handled numerous NJPLIGA claims and have obtained recoveries for hit and run victims who never thought they would be able to find any compensation at all.
What To Do If You’re Involved In A Hit And Run Accident
There are a few vital steps to take if you’re the victim of a hit and run, including:
- Call 911 immediately — getting the medical care you need and documenting the accident with the police provides valuable evidence that’s essential if you file a claim with your insurance company or the NJPLIGA.
- Gather witness statements and contact information.
- Write down everything you can remember about how the crash occurred.
- Call your insurance company to report the accident.
- Contact a Jersey City personal injury lawyer who can assist you with identifying the hit and run driver and pursuing all sources of compensation.
Contact Us To Learn More
At Krivitzky, Springer & Feldman, we’re dedicated to helping hit and run victims get the compensation they deserve to heal and move on with their lives. To schedule a free consultation or ask questions, contact us online, use the chat feature on our website, or call 201-798-2711 in Jersey City or 973-874-0556 in Newfoundland, NJ. Our auto accident lawyers also serve hit and run victims in Jefferson, Vernon, Kinnelon, and throughout the state of New Jersey. Se habla Español.