Hit and Run Accident Attorneys Passaic County, NJ

Serving Clients across Paterson, Little Falls, West Milford, Wayne, Clifton, Woodland Park, and Passaic County

Hit and run accidents can come in a variety of forms, ranging from a driver unknowingly fleeing the scene of a minor accident, to a driver causing injury and damage and the scene in order to avoid legal and financial consequence.

Victims of hit and runs are often left in shock.  It can be very difficult to collect one’s self after any kind of traumatic motor vehicle accident, and take the next steps necessary to remaining safe, and obtaining the information necessary to protecting their rights.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, and an involved party left the scene of that accident, our firm may still be able to help you and your family recover the financial compensation that you need and deserve for your injuries and the resulting damages.

At The Law Office of Fredson & Statmore, our attorneys have extensive experience helping clients to resolve complex hit and run cases in towns across New Jersey and Passaic County, including Wayne, Clifton, Paterson, Little Falls, and Woodland Park.

Call our office to discuss your unique needs and concerns when it comes to any kind of hit and run accident injury in a free and confidential consultation with our attorney team today.

Wayne, NJ Hit and Run Injury Attorneys Recommend Next Steps

If you have been involved in a hit and run accident, it should be the number one priority to ensure that you and any passengers are safe before moving or exiting your vehicle.  If you or your passengers are injured, call 911 immediately.

Beyond these immediate measures, it is also highly recommended that if possible, you:

  • Write down the license plate – Ideally, if the license plate is visible and legible, that is the best case scenario.  Writing this down as quickly as possible will reduce the risk of forgetting at a later time
  • Record Other Details – Make, model, and color of the car are also incredibly helpful, especially if you were able to get a partial license plate number
  • Take as Many Pictures as Possible – This is the case with any car accident, but particularly crucial when the other party has left the scene of the accident.
  • Look Around for Other Witnesses – Perhaps they saw something differently or more clearly than you.  Get their names, contact information, and record whatever details they are able to recall.  A witness to corroborate your testimony can be vital in a civil or criminal lawsuit.
  • Never Pursue the Fleeing Vehicle – Not only could this action put you and any passengers in danger, you would also be fleeing the scene rather than allowing the authorities to do their job.  The most important thing for victims to focus on is their own safety and acquiring as much information as possible
  • It is also illegal to send a text message to an individual operating a motor vehicle if the sender knows that the recipient is driving

Why do Drivers Flee the Scene of an Accident? Paterson Hit and Run Injury Lawyers

Drivers may have many different reasons for leaving the scene of an accident before providing their information or discussing the situation with the authorities. Reasons for fleeing the scene of a hit and run accident vary, but some of the most common causes include:

  • The driver was drunk
  • The driver is uninsured/underinsured
  • The driver has a criminal history, or is on probation
  • The driver is driving a stolen vehicle
  • The driver’s car contains contraband such as illegal drugs or weapons

It is important to understand that although the negligent driver may have his or her own personal reasons for fleeing the scene, they are still liable for their actions.  Our Paterson hit and run injury lawyers have decades of experience sorting through evidence, and helping our clients recover the compensation they deserve for their medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and emotional and physical pain and suffering.

Wayne NJ Hit and Run Lawyers Help You File an Injury Claim

As with any car accident injury, your first avenue for recovering compensation will be through your own car insurance policy. However, if and when your own policy is insufficient for covering the expense of the damages you have suffered as a result of a hit and run accident, or your insurance company is contesting the extent of the damages you are claiming, it is highly recommended that you consult with our Wayne Hit and Run lawyers.

If you have the information of the offending driver, we can help you to file an injury claim with their insurance provider. Or, if you do not have this information, their insurance policy does not fully cover your damages, or they do not have car insurance at all, we can help you to effectively demonstrate to your own insurance provider the full extent of the damages you have suffered, and ultimately help you recover full and fair compensation.

Contact our Clifton Hit and Run Injury Attorneys Today

At The Law Office of Fredson & Statmore, our attorneys have extensive experience helping the victims of car accidents, pedestrian accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, and hit and run accidents to recover full and fair compensation for their injuries in towns across New Jersey and Passaic County, including Paterson, Wayne, Clifton, Little Falls, and Woodland Park.

Our firm is led by a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial Attorney, a distinction earned by only 2% of the practicing lawyers in the state. We believe in working closely with each of our clients, and providing them with the personal, attentive, and effective legal service they need, and ultimately deserve.

To speak with our attorney team today regarding any kind of hit and run accident injury, and how exactly we can help you and your family to recover financial compensation, please contact us online, or through our Clifton, NJ office at (973) 777-8600.