A former teen idol, David Cassidy, caused a hit and run accident last month. According to authorities, the accident happened in Florida when the 65-year-old struck a vehicle. Police are claiming that Cassidy attempted to cover his license plate on his vehicle before fleeing the scene. Witnesses stated that he drove away with a flat tire, and those individuals identified him from a police lineup. On Wednesday, prosecutors charged Cassidy with leaving the scene of an accident and driving with expired tags. His court date has been set for October 27th.
Hit and run accidents have increased over the past several years, especially in urban areas. All drivers that are involved in a car accident are required by law to remain at the scene to provide personal and insurance information. Failure to do so can result in criminal charges. Any individual that has sustained an injury due to a hit and run accident may find it difficult to recover compensation for damages. Consulting an experienced St. Louis car accident lawyer is imperative to recover the compensation you deserve in any accident.
At Meyerkord & Kurth our personal injury attorneys have over a century of legal experience. We will provide you with a full investigation into your accident to determine the identity of the responsible driver, and hold them accountable for their actions. If the identity is never determined, we will still fight to recover the maximum compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and mental anguish. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.