Auto accidents happen far too often. Unfortunately, no matter how carefully we may drive, there is no accounting for the “other guy” on the road.
A 23-year-old woman was killed after being thrown from a vehicle during a crash on I-70 in O’Fallon, Missouri. She was one of four people in a Nissan Cube that was rear-ended by another vehicle. The driver of the Cube and two other passengers were treated at an area hospital, one of which was also thrown from the vehicle. After the crash, the other driver fled the scene in another vehicle. He was later arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident.
While the investigation is ongoing, the victim’s family should contact an experienced auto accident attorney to understand their rights and to learn what legal remedies are available. After consulting with an attorney, if they file a lawsuit, it will take months, even years, before a decision is reached. In the meantime, life must go on; they must also find a way to pay their usual bills, as well as accident related expenses, such as funeral and burial expenses. To help with any immediate financial needs, the family may want to consider litigation funding.