Hit and Run Accident | Personal Injury Lawyer Blog
In Missouri, victims of car accidents can hold the at-fault driver financially liable r for their losses. This process becomes complicated when the at-fault driver flees the scene of the crash. It is challenging to hold someone financially accountable for medical bills, lost wages, and suffering when the authorities are struggling to track them down. It’s important to contact the police immediately if you are injured in a hit-and-run accident.
Negligent drivers can be held accountable for the damages they cause and for leaving the scene of the accident. Under Missouri Statute 577.060.1: “A person commits the crime of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident when being the operator or driver of a vehicle…knowing that an injury has been caused to a person or damage has been caused to property, due to his culpability or to accident, he leaves the place of the injury, damage or accident without stopping.” Drivers in Missouri must remain at the scene and exchange information with those involved in the crash.
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