Injury and Accident Attorneys Serving St. Louis, Nearby Missouri, and Nearby Illinois
Drivers who get in car accidents in Missouri or Illinois are legally required to stop and exchange personal information and pertinent insurance information and/or wait for police to arrive at the scene. When drivers fail to do this, they may face criminal charges of hit-and-run (also referred to as leaving the scene of the accident), as well as a car accident civil lawsuit filed on behalf of any victims in the collision.
In the event that a hit-and-run accident occurs, however, tracking down the at-fault driver can be tricky. It may take police weeks or even months to identify hit-and-run drivers (if they are able to do so at all). In such cases:
- Drivers who have uninsured motorist coverage as part of their own auto insurance policy can receive compensation for their injuries, property damage and losses, as hit-and-run claims are covered by uninsured motorist coverage.
- If police ultimately are able to track down the hit-and-run driver, car accident victims can sue the at-fault driver for all costs – including medical bills, car repair expenses and lost wages – incurred as a result of the car accident. In these situations, police reports can play a vital role in helping establish negligence and building a strong car accident lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
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Dial the 3s for an attorney in St. Louis: 314-333-3333 or 573-333-3333. If you live in Illinois, call the 8s: 618-888-8888 to contact attorney Dan Brown today. You can also fill out the consultation request form on this page, and our staff will assist you with setting up your appointment. Our practice looks forward to serving you!