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Woodbridge Hit & Run Accident Attorney

Helping Hit & Run Victims in New Jersey

Have you been injured as a result of a hit and run accident? After you have sought out medical attention, you need to seek immediate advice from knowledgeable and reliable legal counsel. A dedicated Woodbridge hit and run accident attorney from our firm can get an investigation underway to seek justice on your behalf. At Palmisano & Goodman, P.A., we understand the complexities of personal injury law and how to effectively navigate your case.

What is a Hit & Run Accident?

A hit-and-run accident is any situation in which a car is damaged by the driver of another car (or in rarer circumstances in which a car comes into contact with an inert object such as a wall) and that driver does not either leave contact information or remain at the scene. Know that when this occurs, the driver who did the damage is in violation of the law.

How do the police trace a hit-and-run driver? In many cases, the situation is not in the favor of accident victims. While getting definitive data is difficult due to reporting systems that often do not designate a hit-and-run from other types of accidents, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) did report that it was unable to catch 92% of hit-and-run drivers in 2018.

If you have been the victim of a hit-and-run accident, it's smart to write down as many details as you can at the moment. Note the time of day you discovered the damage, the location and if at all possible, get the contact information for any witnesses. If you happen to know any details about the car that hit you, make sure you write those down as well. It's also worth your time to file a police report.

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Recovering Damages in Hit & Run Cases

Although financial compensation may not be the first thing on your mind, it will soon become an issue as the bills start to pile up. Having a Woodbridge, NJ car accident lawyer on your side can also help you uncover all available sources of compensation.

The requirements and procedures for recovering compensation can be complex and are best handled with the help of an experienced law firm. It is very common for an unknown driver to remain unidentified, despite law enforcement's efforts to find a hit and run driver. If the driver is not identified or brought to justice, we may be able to pursue compensation for your damages through your own uninsured or underinsured motorist (UI/UIM) provision of your auto insurance policy.

We work to help you recover the following damages:

  • Medical bills and expenses
  • Lost wages, future and present
  • Pain and suffering
  • Recovery and rehab expenses

Exploring Other Avenues for Compensation

Even if the responsible driver in your hit-and-run accident is not found, there may be other sources of compensation available besides your own UI/UIM coverage. This could be possible through a claim for monetary assistance from New Jersey's Unsatisfied Claim and Judgment Fund (UCJF) may be an option in your case. Our Woodbridge hit and run accident lawyers are ready to pursue every angle that may lead to the compensation you need after an accident where the responsible driver is missing.

Insurance companies are not always keen on paying. They are also hard-pressed to value compensation for pain and suffering caused by a hit-and-run accident. If you cannot come to terms with your insurance company or would like more information about whether you are entitled to additional compensation, you may wish to discuss your case with a personal injury attorney.

To set up a complimentary consultation with a knowledgeable member of our legal team, contact us now at (732) 709-4400.

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