Leaving the scene of an accident. We all know that we shouldn't do it but in Missouri and Kansas, hit and run accidents are more common than you might think. In fact, Kansas City police are currently investigating a hit a run accident that left one member of a bachelorette party dead.
A Hit and Run accident is any accident where the driver of a vehicle causes property damage or physical injury to someone and leaves the scene of the accident without stopping. Many hit and run drivers don't realize that the other party can often find witnesses to the accident and by leaving the scene, they are likely to get caught and suffer serious consequences. Under Missouri law, a driver is required to leave his or her name, address, phone number, motor vehicle number and driver's license number to the injured party, owner of the damaged property, or a police officer.
In Missouri and Kansas, a hit and run is a very serious charge. Being charged with a hit and run can result in points added to your driving record, large fines and even prison time. If you were involved in an accident where the other driver left the scene, it's not too late to recover costs for your damages and injuries. Very often, the driver of a hit and run accident was under the influence of alcohol or other drugs and wasn't fully aware of the damages they've caused. Their reckless behavior should not go unpunished.
You should call an experienced accident lawyer who is familiar with gathering information and evidence to find the negligent driver and hold him or her responsible. Call us at 816-471-5111 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation. You can find more information in our FREE book, "Don't Wreck Your Injury Claim."