West New York, NJ asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Personal Injury for New Jersey

Q: I hit a cyclist and didn’t make a police report. He is now claiming hit and run with body and property damage.

I hit a cyclist stopped my car and checked he was ok. He was fine just complained bike was damaged. No police called I didn’t make any police report. I now received a hit and run letter from a lawyer claiming property damage. What do I do. The cyclist came out in front of me on a roundabout.

2 Lawyer Answers
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
Answered
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: If charged by the police get yourself a good Criminal lawyer you will be facing loss of your license and jail time. If not charged but just received a letter from a lawyer notify your insurance company.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: I agree with Mr. Aalsberg-- but don't deal with the insurance company for the cyclist or their lawyer. That's what you pay insurance for.

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