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Victims of Hit and Run Accidents in New Jersey: What You Should Do

Valdes March 11, 2023

Being hurt in a motor vehicle accident is often a traumatic experience, especially when you are the victim of hit and run driver. The stress that comes with worrying about how you will pay for your medical bills and time off work can have a negative impact on your health and your family. At Gold, Albanese & Barletti, LLC, our experienced auto accident attorneys have handled hundreds of cases involving New Jersey hit and run accidents and can help you sort out how to recover maximum compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering and other damages.

Uninsured Motorist and Personal Injury Protection Insurance

New Jersey law requires vehicle owners to carry uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage that pays at least $15,000 for injuries suffered by a person injured in a car accident and $30,000 for injuries suffered by others who were injured in the accident. Personal injury protection (PIP) covers medical expenses if you or others covered under your policy are hurt in a motor vehicle accident, regardless of who was at fault.

UI/UIM coverage is designed to protect those who are injured in accidents with uninsured, underinsured and “unknown” (hit and run) motorists. If you have UM coverage on your auto insurance policy, you are entitled to make a claim against your own insurance company for expenses related to a hit and run accident.

When You Are Uninsured

If you are injured but you do not own a car or have any auto insurance coverage, The New Jersey Property-Liability Insurance Guaranty Association Unsatisfied Claim and Judgment Fund may pay the damages of victims injured in a hit and run accidents. Claims for hit and run accidents must be made within 180 days, so seeking the counsel of a knowledgeable New Jersey auto accident attorney is vital to ensure you receive compensation to pay your medical bills and other accident-related expenses.

Contact an Auto Accident Attorney if You Are the Victim of A Hit and Run

If you are involved in a hit and run accident, call the police, seek medical attention and contact a knowledgeable attorney as soon as you can. At Gold, Albanese & Barletti, LLC, we understand the effects of a hit and run accident can be devastating and will work to uncover all possible evidence to hold the at-fault party responsible for your injuries. Our experienced and compassionate legal team is committed to helping victims of hit and run accidents in New Jersey get the justice and compensation they deserve. Contact us online or call to schedule a free initial consultation. Se habla español.

Contact Gold, Albanese & Barletti, LLC

Whether you’ve been injured at work, in an automobile accident, or due to medical malpractice – you deserve justice and fair compensation for your injuries. Since 1997, the personal injury attorneys of Gold, Albanese & Barletti have established a legacy of justice for our clients. We will work tirelessly on your behalf to get maximum compensation for your injuries. There are no upfront legal fees and we don’t get paid unless you win your case.

Our firm is licensed and admitted to municipal, state, federal and appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Since 1997, we have helped thousands of clients and established a track record of success across a wide array of legal practice areas.