Hit and Run Accidents
Being the victim of an accident with a careless driver is terrible enough; watching as the other driver flees the scene is infuriating and scary. You may be wondering how you’ll pay your bills, whether you’ll be able to recover any compensation at all, or if your insurance company will believe your side of the story after a hit-and-run. When you’re involved in an accident with an unknown driver in New Jersey, you need experienced and aggressive legal representation to ensure that you get the money you need to be made whole.
At the Law Offices of Andrew R. Jacobs, we understand the frustration and fear you’re feeling after a hit-and-run accident. We also understand how to conduct extremely thorough investigations into the circumstances surrounding a crash to enable us to find the witnesses and evidence you’ll need to support your claim. Let us assist you in recovering what you’re owed, so you can focus on getting your life back to normal.
Time is of the essence with a hit and run
After a hit-and-run accident, it is imperative that you begin the process of pursuing your claim as soon as possible. Delay in reporting the accident to the police or your insurer can end up threatening the viability of your claim, or possibly barring it entirely. Attorney Andrew R. Jacobs can help ensure that your hit-and-run crash is reported to all relevant entities. The sooner you contact us after an accident, the sooner we can begin to investigate the crash, and the better the prospects that we will find the responsible driver.
Insurance claims where the at-fault driver is unknown can be complex
If you carry a standard New Jersey auto insurance policy, insurance coverage for uninsured or unknown motorists is included in your policy. However, that doesn’t mean that obtaining the full value of your claim will be easy. While you may count on your insurer to support you when you’re involved in an accident, their interest is in paying out as little as possible in customers’ claims, and hit-and-run accidents can be difficult for the victims to prove, even in a no-fault state like New Jersey. Having a knowledgeable attorney advocate on your behalf in negotiations with insurers on unknown motorist claims will offer you a much greater chance at a full recovery than going it alone. If your policy does not cover unknown motorists, or your coverage is in too low an amount to fully pay for your injuries and property damage, our lawyers will help you find other avenues for compensation.
If you’ve been injured in a hit-and-run accident in New Jersey, make sure you’re fully compensated for your injuries by contacting an experienced personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Andrew R. Jacobs. We are available to offer you a no-cost consultation on your case and help you get what you deserve for your injuries. Call 973-532-9681.