North Arlington, NJ – One Injured in Pedestrian Crash on Kearny Ave near Belleville TurnpikeNY/NJ Legal News
North Arlington, NJ (December 28, 2022) – A pedestrian was left injured following a motor vehicle accident in North Arlington on Monday morning. At around 8:55 a.m. on December 26, the police and firefighters were called to the scene of a crash on Kearny Avenue.
According to law enforcement, the pedestrian was walking in the area of Kearny Avenue and Belleville Turnpike during the morning hours when they were struck by a vehicle. The vehicle fled the scene of the accident without stopping.
EMS responded to the scene and provided care to the victim. The injured pedestrian was unrest by ambulance to a local medical facility for emergency treatment.
The circumstances surrounding the accident are being investigated.
We hope the pedestrian is able to recover quickly following this accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey
Every year, countless pedestrians are left severely injured following crashes in the state of New Jersey. In many cases, reckless and negligent drivers cause severe harm to other people sharing the road. When pedestrians are harmed in accidents, and the drivers flee the scene of the accident, they may still have legal options available to help them move forward. You may be able to pursue a personal injury claim against the driver who hit you and then fled the scene, even if they were never caught or identified by police.
This is possible through what’s called an Uninsured Motorist Claim (UIM). New Jersey law requires all drivers to carry uninsured motorist insurance, which covers you in the event you’re struck by a driver who does not have any insurance themselves or does not have enough insurance to cover your damages.
To file a UIM claim, you will need to notify your own insurance company as soon as possible after the hit-and-run accident. Your insurer will then conduct an investigation into the incident and determine whether or not they believe you have a valid claim. If they do, they will open up a case and begin working on your behalf to get you compensated for your injuries and other losses.
One important thing to keep in mind is that there is usually a time limit on filing UIM claims, so it’s important to act quickly after being involved in a hit-and-run pedestrian crash in New Jersey. A knowledgeable pedestrian accident attorney can help you understand the deadlines that apply to your case and make sure your claim is filed properly and on time.
If you have been injured in an accident, let the experienced team at Metro Law help you with your legal battle. We have four decades of experience helping injured clients and are here to fight for their rights. Our consultations are always free, so don’t hesitate to call us today at 800-469-6476 and set up a time to speak with one of our New Jersey personal injury lawyers. With our help, you can make sure that justice is served and that you get the compensation you deserve.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post, including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you identify any false information in the story or want the post removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents. We hope awareness of these dangers allows our community to take precautions and avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business. This information is not medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.