Essex County Hit-and-Run Accident Lawyers
When the Other Driver Just Drives Away After an Accident…
When you are injured in a hit-and-run accident, you are left with questions about how your medical expenses and other damages will be paid, and you are left with frustration about finding and holding accountable the driver who left the accident scene.
At the personal injury law firm of Greenberg Minasian, LLC, we can provide you with honest answers and help you understand your options following a hit-and-run accident. We represent victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents and other motor vehicle accidents in Essex County, Hudson County and throughout northern New Jersey. Contact us for your free consultation with a skilled Essex County hit-and-run accident attorney.
Accountability for the Driver Who Fled the Accident Scene
A driver who knowingly is involved in an accident resulting in injury or death to another person and does not remain at the scene is in violation of New Jersey law and may be subject to penalties of up to $5,000 in fines, 180 days in jail and other consequences, if the driver is later identified. Additionally, the driver can be financially responsible for personal injury and wrongful death damages.
If you were involved in an accident involving a driver who got away without making contact after a crash, there are often important clues at the scene of the accident that may enable law enforcement or investigators to track down the culprit:
- Paint chips or other debris left behind by the offender vehicle in the hit-and-run car crash, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident, car-bicycle accident or drunk driving accident
- Tire skid tracks on the road
- Eyewitness observations
- Pictures taken by a bystander’s cell phone
- Surveillance cameras from surrounding businesses
- Pictures from red light cameras
Experienced Essex and Hudson County Hit-and-Run Accident Attorneys
After a hit-and-run accident, getting strong, savvy legal counsel is an important step in moving forward. Our Essex and Hudson County hit-and-run accident lawyers at Greenberg Minasian, LLC will thoroughly investigate your case and help you pursue all angles of recovery following a hit-and-run accident, such as claims against or through:
- Liability insurance of the hit-and-run driver (if the driver is identified)
- Your own uninsured motorist (UM) coverage
- UM coverage of a spouse or member of your household
- UM coverage of the vehicle in which you were a passenger
- New Jersey Property-Liability Insurance Guaranty Association (PLIGA), New Jersey’s agency authorized to provide a safety net for injuries resulting from accidents involving inadequate private insurance coverage
UCJF & PLIGA Claims
The attorneys at Greenberg Minasian, LLC have the knowledge and experience to obtain an award for pain and suffering even when you do not know the identity of the person who caused your accident. There is a fund maintained by the State of New Jersey called the Unsatisfied Claim and Judgment Fund (UCJF) that provides a limited source of benefits for New Jersey residents (and others) who are injured in a car accident by uninsured, stolen and hit-and-run motor vehicles. It is often necessary for you to file a claim under the UCJF law with the administering agency, NJ PLIGA. This fund provides a safety net when there is inadequate private insurance available to compensate people injured in traffic accidents. These can include car crashes, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle crashes, truck accidents, bus accidents, taxi and livery accidents, car-bicycle accidents and hit-and-run accidents. However, there are strict time lines and forms that must be submitted or you risk losing your claim for monies from the fund. The lawyers at Greenberg Minasian, LLC are particularly experienced in these matters and can take your claim through the process with ease.
First Consultation Always Free — Never a Fee Unless We Win
It is important to begin an investigation as soon as possible after an accidental injury in traffic, especially in the case of a hit-and-run accident. The experienced attorneys at Greenberg Minasian, LLC can help you pursue the hit-and-run motorist and identify other options. We have the knowledge, skill and integrity to provide the legal help people need when they have been injured or lost a family member in a hit-and-run accident.
Contact us to schedule a free consultation.
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We represent clients in West Orange, South Orange, East Orange, Orange, Newark, Livingston, Verona, Bloomfield, Montclair, Millburn, and throughout Essex County.
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