North Bergen, NJ asked in Car Accidents for New Jersey

Q: Was n a hit and run accident how long it takes to receive any status

I was hit by a Mack truck I was a backseat passenger in vehicle it was a hit and run if the driver has insurance. Who do i sue how long does the process take to get a lawsuit

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: I'm sorry for your accident. I hope you're okay. From your description, it sounds like the vehicle that hit you may have been identified - and without more details, it sounds like that would be the primary defendant. In terms of how long the process takes, it could depend on details not included here - liability, extent of injuries, other side's response, availability of coverage, uninsured/underinsured protection relevance, how quickly discovery progressed, backlog on trial calendar, etc. To file a lawsuit, that can be immediate.

There is a lot to sort out here, including arranging medical treatment coverage, etc., and many of these elements are beyond the scope of a brief response in the format of this Q & A textbox here. Reach out to attorneys to discuss. Attorneys who handle such cases work on a contingency and most offer free initial consults. That will help you sort things out, outline your options, and identify what immediate steps you need to take to preserve your rights here. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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Stuart Nachbar
Stuart Nachbar
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  • Livingston, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: There is alot to deal with here. Cases like this can be done in a year or so, depending on treatment and cooperation. There maybe Uninsured Motorist issues and identifying the Defendant. IF it was a hit and run, did someone get the license plate and was it reported to the Police?

Make an appointment with Counsel that handles these matters for more detailed information

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
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  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Answer depends on several factors which we do not know. For example what are your injuries how much insurance does the other person have and how good of a lawyer do you have to fight for that money. I suggest that you set up one of the free in office consultation that most attorneys offer.

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Gerald D. Siegel
Gerald D. Siegel
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Plainsboro Township, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Please provide some more information such as where the accident occured and what if any, injuries you suffered. Pleae consider calling a reputable personal injury firm where there is a Civil Trial Lawyer Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court, who will review the necessary informatin and give you inital advice. These are all free of charge.

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