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Driver Flees Accident, Four Injured

A one-car accident in River West, IL left four passengers seriously injured including paralyzing one female. The accident happened when the driver was speeding excessively and lost control, flipping the vehicle onto its roof where it landed approximately 25 feet down an embankment. The driver of the car fled the scene and left all his passengers trapped in the vehicle.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol states that 826 victims were killed and 50,376 injured in traffic accidents in 2012. Those figures illustrate the fact that there is one automobile accident approximately every 10 minutes. There are several causes of accidents, but the leading causes are speeding, driving intoxicated, and recklessness. During an accident when the driver flees the scene, it's classified as a hit and run, which can complicate a claim. That is why it is imperative to contact an attorney to assist you with your claim.

The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC have over a century of combined experience, including handling hit and run claims. Our attorneys are licensed in Missouri and Illinois. We will investigate the accident in order to bring you the justice and compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one have been injured in a hit and run accident, contact us at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 to receive a no-obligation consultation.

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