In one split second, the driver of a car or truck could change your life. When a motor vehicle collides with a bicyclist or pedestrian, the outcome is usually the same. Serious and fatal injuries occur for the victim walking or biking and hit by a car. Add to that uncertainty of the responsible party because he or she fled the scene of the accident.
Pedestrians have rights when crossing streets or walking along sidewalks or in parking lots. Bicyclists have the right to enjoy the safety of a street shoulder or designated bicycle lane. A motorist swerving or jumping the curb disregards those rights and all standards of safety.
Clients come to the Forman & Cardonsky in need of legal advocacy to hold a reckless or impaired driver responsible for causing them injury or killing a loved one. If the responsible party has not been identified, your claim can still move forward. Options exist for both justice and compensation when a motorist flees an accident scene due to panic, impairment or lack of insurance coverage.
Simply stated, even if the driver is uninsured, underinsured or unidentified, we can pursue a claim on your behalf against your automobile insurance policy. In addition, New Jersey has a state fund to provide compensation if you or a family member was involved in a hit-and-run accident.