Pennington NJ Motorcycle Hit-and-Run Accident Attorneys
Personal Injury Lawyers with Offices in Mercer County, New Jersey
It is against the law to leave the scene of a motorcycle accident before exchanging information with the other driver and notifying law enforcement. Unfortunately, many drivers in New Jersey flee the scene of a hit-and-run accident. This means that no matter how safe you are when operating a motorcycle, you can still be victimized by a negligent driver in a hit-and-run accident. Worse yet, when a motorcyclist is involved in an accident but the other driver flees the scene, it can be difficult to get compensation for any injuries suffered. When it comes to the different types of motorcycle accidents, a hit-and-run accident poses the most complicated legal issues. Of course, you should not have to suffer because of another driver’s negligence. Whether the other driver intentionally fled the scene or simply kept driving because they did not realize that they had caused an accident, you should not be held responsible for their carelessness.
Cohen & Riechelson is a law firm that has been representing clients in New Jersey since 1972. During that time, our personal injury attorneys have helped injured motorcyclists secure compensation in West Windsor, Hightstown, and everywhere else in Mercer County, NJ. Additionally, our litigation team includes a New Jersey Certified Civil Trial Attorney who is recognized as one of the top lawyers in the entire state. Call CR today to discuss your motorcycle accident claim.
Securing Compensation for Motorcycle Hit-and-Run Accidents in Mercer County
Securing compensation from an insurance company after a motorcycle accident is almost always difficult. The situation becomes even more complicated when the motorcyclist was injured in a hit-and-run accident. If another driver forced you off the road but did not actually hit you, your motorcycle accident might be considered a single-vehicle accident. That’s why it is crucial for you to speak with an attorney who is well-versed in both New Jersey motorcycle accident law and insurance issues that are unique to motorcycle accidents.
New Jersey law does not require actual contact with the other vehicle in order to bring a motorcycle accident claim. Nonetheless, you can expect your insurance company to contest your claim. An attorney can help you file a claim with your insurance company. It might also be possible to file a claim if you have Uninsured Motorist (UM) insurance coverage.
Requirement for Filing a Claim After a Hit-and-Run Accident in New Jersey
There are several requirements for filing a claim for damages stemming from a hit-and-run motorcycle accident:
- You must make “reasonable efforts” to identify the owner and operator of the motor vehicle that hit you or that otherwise caused your hit-and-run accident. This includes notifying law enforcement about the accident.
- You must report the hit-and-run accident to the police so that they can try to identify the other driver.
- You must not delay when reporting the hit-and-run accident to your insurance company. That’s because insurance companies tend to dispute claims that seem suspicious. Do not wait to tell your insurance company about your motorcycle accident.
Other Liable Parties in Hamilton NJ Hit-and-Run Accidents
Depending upon the circumstances, you might be able to file a claim for damages against other parties. For example, if a roadway defect, such as a pothole, caused the other driver to crash into your motorcycle, the government might be liable for the damages. Additionally, if a defective automobile or automobile part was a factor in the accident, you might be able to file a product liability claim against the manufacturer.
Free Consultation with Lawrence NJ Motorcycle Hit-and-Run Accident Lawyers
Cohen & Riechelson will fight to get you the compensated for injuries suffered as the result of a motorcycle hit-and-run accident. Moreover, we work on a contingency basis; we only get paid after we win your case. Call us now to discuss your legal options, or email us to schedule a no-obligation appointment at our offices in Hamilton or Pennington.