How Do I Seek Damages After a Hit & Run Accident?

Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

3 Jun. 2016

Being involved in a car accident can be a very physically and emotionally painful experience. In cases where your accident was caused by a hit and run driver you may be asking yourself, "Who is going to pay to repair my vehicle? How do I seek damages to cover the costs of my injuries?" Without that knowledge, you will not be able to file a claim with his or her insurance company or file a lawsuit to recover compensation to help pay for your damages, including:

  • Medical costs and future medical expenses
  • Lost work wages and future lost earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish and emotional injuries
  • Loss of quality / enjoyment of life

Whenever most people get into a wreck, their first action is to contact the insurance company to report the accident. While you do have a legal responsibility to inform your insurance company any time you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, we strongly advise you contact our firm and speak with an experienced Bergen County injury attorney at once.

Insurance companies are primarily concerned with avoiding paying high value claims, when possible. They may give the appearance that they are concerned about your health and well-being, however, their key interest is in getting you to settle for the lowest amount possible. In some instances that may mean denying coverage entirely or attempting to offer a settlement far below what your plan actually covers. Our firm is committed to protecting the rights of accident victims throughout Hackensack and New Jersey, and is prepared to assist you with this urgent matter.

When you contact Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law we will take the time to review your case and determine the legal options you can pursue to recover damages. New Jersey law requires drivers to carry uninsured motorist coverage, but that is not the only option available to the victims of hit and run accidents. In certain circumstances, and in coordination with the efforts of local law enforcement, our firm may be able to help locate the hit and run driver who caused the accident. In either instance, our firm will work with you closely to file a claim or lawsuit on your behalf to seek the damages you are rightfully owed.

To learn more about your rights following a car accident and how our team of award-winning New Jersey personal injury lawyers can help, contact us today.

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