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.
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:
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.
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.
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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.Read More
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...Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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...Read More
"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.