Authorities are seeking information leading to the driver responsible for a hit and run fatality. The accident happened at 12:27 a.m. on Saturday when an unidentified woman attempted to cross Broadway in St. Louis and was struck by a vehicle. Witnesses stated that as the woman began to cross near North Broadway and Christian Avenue, she hesitated and was struck by a Kia that fled the scene. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and authorities are urging anyone with information to contact CrimeStoppers.
Accidents that involve drivers, who flee the scene of the accident, are classified as hit and run accidents. Hit and run accidents are occurring at a staggering rate due to individuals wanting to avoid repercussions. Laws require drivers to exchange their insurance information when involved in an accident. If the information is retrieved a victim can file a claim through the drivers' insurance company. However, insurance companies can make it quite difficult to recover compensation by denying the claim. Contacting an accident attorney is important when involved in a hit and run accident in order to seek justice and recover the maximum compensation.
The skilled St. Louis personal injury lawyers at Meyerkord & Kurth are dedicated professionals with over 95 years of combined experience in pedestrian accident cases, and are ready to serve you. Our personal injury attorneys are licensed in Missouri and Illinois. We have logged thousands of hours on the phone with insurance companies and recovered millions of dollars for medical bills, pain and suffering, and property damage. Likewise, when represented by Meyerkord & Kurth, you will receive the personal attention and excellent service that you deserve while we work tirelessly for you to get you the financial compensation you deserve. Please contact us today for a free consultation at (314) 300-3000 or (800) 391-4318.