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Hit-and-Run Accidents

Our Attorneys Help Victims of New Jersey Hit-and-Run Accidents

Protecting the rights of clients injured in traffic crashes since 1976

Leaving the scene of an accident is a criminal offense in New Jersey. Sometimes, however, drivers are willing to take the chance because they have outstanding arrest warrants or are intoxicated or uninsured. A driver may even leave an injured pedestrian or bicyclist who has suffered severe or fatal injuries.

Seigel Law assists clients throughout Ridgewood, Hackensack, Fair Lawn, Teaneck, Garfield, Fort Lee, Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth and Clifton with these difficult hit-and-run claims. We help you achieve justice if you or your loved one suffered injuries in a hit-and-run collision with a car, truck, motorcycle or other vehicle.

What to do if the driver flees the scene

Getting hit by a car is a harrowing experience. If the driver takes off, the incident can inspire disbelief and anger that you may be stuck with the bills. Your first inclination may be to give chase. However, tailing the hit-and-run driver, possibly at high speeds and erratically, might put you and other motorists in your path at risk of an car accident.

Follow these dos and don’ts after a hit-and-run crash:

  • Do not chase after the driver.
  • Try to get as much of the license plate information as you can.
  • Pay attention to which direction the vehicle is traveling.
  • Write down a description of the make, model and color of the automobile.
  • Call police to report the incident and all details you have regarding the car.
  • Obtain a written police report.
  • Get the medical care you need for your injuries.
  • Notify your insurance company immediately that you were involved in a hit-and-run accident.
  • Consult with a personal injury lawyer about steps you can take to recover compensation.

Recovering damages if the negligent driver leaves the scene

Drivers who leave the scene of a car collision are subject to criminal prosecution. Even if the negligent driver is apprehended, the person may not have insurance or assets to pay damages.

In either case, a hit-and-run crash is treated like an uninsured motorist claim. Our attorneys help you collect the maximum possible compensation from your insurance company. We also assess whether you have another viable third-party claim — for example, against a construction company that left road debris or a municipality that failed to repair a broken streetlight.

Recover damages in a hit-and-run crash

Seigel Law is exclusively focused on personal injury recovery. Call our lawyers at 201.444.4000 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation. From our office in Ridgewood, we take cases from Passaic, Bergen, Essex and Hudson County, and throughout northern New Jersey. Our attorneys visit you in your home or at the hospital if your injuries prevent you from coming to our office. You owe us no attorney fees unless we win a verdict or settlement in your favor.

  • $7,900,000

    Recovery on behalf of the 16-year-old girl injured by electrical malfunction

  • $8,000,000

    Jury verdict in a catastrophic injury case

  • $1,100,000

    Settlement for a fractured arm in Passaic County

  • $4,775,000

    Settlement for a woman in Bergen County injured in a trucking accident

Meet Our Attorneys

  • (95 Reviews)

    By Teresa R Perez - January, 2018

    I have had a great experience thus far. The personal injury process is stressful and they have been helpful and courteous in getting me the right referrals. I was injured while visiting NJ and live in another state, my case is not an easy one but they are working diligently to help. I appreciate the personalized attention and highly recommend this firm.

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    By Miriam Smith-Leone - December, 2017

    The law office was great with my back and neck injury. They directed me to the right doctors and got me a huge settlement. Being a single mom, it help pay off all my debt and bills. Me and my kids can have a bill free christmas, with plenty of food and happiness, stress free. They are the best ever and I would highly recommend them to anyone rich or poor, who has been in an accident and need legal help...

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    By L C - October, 2017

    After the misfortune of suffering an injury, I had the good fortune to choose Seigel Law to represent me. During my initial meeting with Jan Seigel, I found him to be extremely confident and reassuring---he totally put me at ease. I was represented by Mark Mc Bratney---an EXCELLENT attorney. He was supportive and professional through the entire process, and provided an excellent outcome for my case.

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    By Liliana Paredes - October, 2017

    Honest, trustworthy and very straight forward. In unvarnished truth Jonas Siegel will tell you exactly where you stand and what direction you should go. Jonas has tenacity coupled with a degree of tenderness, but never losing site of the end goal, which is to protect, defend and have the best outcome for his clients. I defenetly recoment this law firm. Thanks for helping me out in my case.

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    By Oren Goldshmidt - September, 2017

    I'd like to thank everyone at segal law for the amazing experience they provided me. From the moment I stepped in to the end of the case , segal and his team delivered exactly what they promised. I couldn't have received any better treatment from a law firm. Any concerns, questions or problems I had were addressed and dealt with accordingly...

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What we offer our clients


Personal injury and medical knowledge

Our knowledgeable team of personal injury lawyers includes a medical doctor who advises on complex medical topics


One-on-one attorney attention

By maintaining a limited number of cases, our attorneys can provide personalized attention to each client we serve


Results-oriented strategies

Our lawyers have won numerous high verdicts and settlements, many in the high six- and seven-figure range, for our injured clients


Trial experience

Every trial attorney in our firm is a certified trial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court


Communication as a priority

We understand how important communication is to a successful attorney-client relationship, we return calls within 24 hours


Community involvement

Our lawyers and staff are active in community outreach and community service programs

  • "The lawyers at Seigel Law know how to get you the results you want. Jan Seigel and His team returned every one of my phone calls, listened to me and worked with me to a desirable outcome. Seigel Law definitely goes above and beyond to protect the injured." - B.M.

  • "After my car accident, my life turned into a disaster. Dealing with everything became impossible. Jan Seigel and his people helped me with every aspect of my injuries and the insurance companies so I could focus on healing. They helped me through everything and they got me what I was due." - M.P.

  • "I found the personnel to be very efficient, and work very quickly. I'm happy that I was referred to this firm, because I found that I was very comfortable working with them." - F.V.

  • "Amazing. I have to say they were very supportive and were able to give me tons of information. I didn't feel rushed and felt they truly cared about my well-being. Their website is also extremely helpful and well setup." - T.D.

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