Missouri Hit and Run Attorneys
Leaving the scene of an accident is one of the most irresponsible acts a person can commit. Hit and run accidents generally occur when a driver contributes to a collision in one way or another, and then fails to stop and exchange information. Missouri law makes it very clear that a driver who hits and injures someone with a vehicle must stop and remain at the scene of the accident. When someone fails to remain at the scene, this can not only be considered a felony, but it can also put the injured driver at risk if no one else is around to help with their injuries.
The experienced car accident attorneys at Holder Susan Slusher, LLC are familiar with the available technology involved with hit and run accidents and have the knowledge and resources to gather relevant evidence and information to possibly identify and track down the hit-and-run driver.
Common Causes of Missouri Hit and Run Accidents
More often than not, drivers who leave the scene of an accident are because they were under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they lack a valid driver's license or insurance, or they have a warrant out for their arrest for a prior crime. In addition, when a driver knows that it was their own negligent driving that caused an accident, they are more likely to flee the scene.
Why It Is Important to Contact an Attorney
If a victim is unable to record the license plate of the fleeing driver, it can be nearly impossible to identify the hit and run driver after too much time has passed. Important evidence can be lost or destroyed, while witnesses and other victims can forget crucial details. Culpable parties can also repair their damaged vehicles during if given enough time.
Our experienced Missouri auto accident attorneys can work with you to identify the wrongful party and recover damages from them. And in those circumstances that the wrongful party cannot be identified, our attorneys can make appropriate claims under applicable uninsured motorist coverage to ensure that you recover fully for your injuries.
Contact Us Today
The attorneys at Holder Susan Slusher, LLC approach hit and run cases with an aggressive strategy, marked by early involvement and a dedication to client service. If you or your loved one has been the victim of a hit and run accident in Missouri, we can help. We offer a free case review and there is no obligation. Call us at (573) 710-4716 or contact us online.