When a negligent or reckless party strikes their victim or their victim’s vehicle and then drives away without rendering help or offering assistance, this is considered a hit-and-run. Pedestrians, motorcyclists, bicyclists and drivers of standard vehicles can all suffer harm when this type of car accident occurs. When accidents of this nature happen in New Jersey, individuals may wish to seek legal counsel to get help with their legal claims.
That is because hit and run accidents do not generally produce defendants for injured parties to sue. When a standard accident happens, a victim may speak with and be able to identify the party that crashed into them and caused their harm. They may have the responsible party’s name, telephone number, address and insurance information from which they may be able to build a legal or insurance claim.
Hit and run accidents often leave victims with serious injuries and little information to work with. Accident-based injuries can include but are not limited to head trauma and traumatic brain injuries, broken bones and damage to the spinal column and cord, cuts and bruises to the skin, organ damage and other internal injuries and many others. Victims of hit and run accidents should seek medical help to begin recovering from their accident-related harm.
A hit and run accident can be physically and emotionally traumatic for a victim. There is no reason that individuals in these difficult situations have to address their needs alone. Their legal advisors can support them has they pursue their claims and can answer questions for them as they work to recover their losses.