St. Louis Hit and Run Car Accidents

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In October 2022, four people in St Louis County and one person in St. Louis City were killed after being struck by a person driving, many of which were hit and run incidents. This led to a public outcry to address traffic violence in the area. The St. Louis car accident lawyers stand with you and are ready to demand justice if you or a loved one was hurt or killed by the senseless actions of a hit and run driver. Take advantage of a free consultation by calling (314) 408-5708.

Dangers of Hit and Run Collisions

Any car accident can be bad, but a hit and run crash can be particularly devastating which is why there are severe penalties for doing so. The accident victim is left on the side of the road. They may be unconscious or suffering serious injuries but have no way to call for help. Trapped in their vehicle, they may be unable to escape, leaving them vulnerable to secondary crashes by other motorists who happen on the scene. Their medical care is delayed, potentially resulting in severe blood loss or a worsening of their injuries. And the party responsible for the crash may be long gone, making it difficult for victims to receive fair compensation.

Common Reasons for Hit and Run Accidents

There is usually a reason – though, never a good one – why a driver leaves the scene of an accident. This may be because the at-fault driver:

What to Do After a Hit and Run Accident

Being involved in a hit-and-run accident can be terrifying, but if you can keep calm and focused, you can protect your legal rights. Follow this checklist of steps if you were injured in a hit-and-run accident:

You should also contact an experienced hit and run lawyer as soon as possible so they can take steps to preserve critical evidence.

Call Miller & Hine Can Help If You Were Injured in a Hit and Run

If you were injured in a hit and run accident caused by someone else’s negligence or recklessness, Miller & Hine is here to demand the justice and accountability you deserve. We can work with law enforcement officers to try to identify the at-fault driver and review your insurance for coverage. Speak with one of our experienced St. Louis car accident lawyers by calling us at (314) 408-5708 or by contacting us online for a free case review.