Hit-and-Run Car Accident Lawyer St. Louis

Our St. Louis Hit-and-Run Accident Lawyers are dedicated to protecting the rights of those injured in car accidents in Missouri and Illinois.


Hit-and-Run Car Accident Lawyers St. Louis

Hit-and-Run Accident Lawyers in St. Louis. Approximately 1,500 people die every year in hit-and-run accidents. Often, hit-and-run accidents involve multiple forms of negligence, such as drunk driving, driver fatigue, and other dangerous driving practices that can cause or contribute to catastrophic injuries or in severe cases, death.

Chris Dixon

Founder and Managing Attorney

I pride myself on tirelessly fighting for car accident victims who continuously trust me with their cases. It is an honor to serve and a passion which drives my existence.

If you or someone you love has suffered harm or losses in a hit-and-run accident, and are struggling with medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, or other damages related to the accident, you could recover partial or total compensation for damages by filing a Missouri hit-and-run accident claim. One of the biggest influences on whether or not a settlement recovers partial or total compensation is if an experienced attorney is negotiating on behalf of a victim’s case.

Often, hit-and-run accident claims in Missouri have higher odds of recovering full compensation when represented by an experienced attorney. The Dixon Injury Firm’s St. Louis Hit-and-Run Accident Lawyers are aggressive when fighting for clients’ cases and are committed to recovering the maximum settlements from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. If you are ready to discuss your hit-and-run case with Christopher Dixon and the St. Louis Hit-and-Run Accident Lawyers, call (314) 409-7060 or 855-40-CRASH (toll-free) for a free case review and consultation.

Common Causes of Hit-and-Run Accidents

Roughly 58% of hit-and-run fatalities are attributed to pedestrians. However, there are many different reasons why a reckless driver might flee the scene of an accident, including:

  • Driving without a license – if a Missouri driver is caught driving without a valid driver’s license, consequences include a fine between $500-$10,000 depending on the severity of the accident and the individual’s driving record
  • Not carrying insurance – Missouri’s requirements for minimum coverage insurance include $25,000/person for bodily injury, $50,000/accident for bodily injury, and $25,000/accident for property damage in an accident; if a driver is caught driving without the required insurance coverage, consequences include up to a $400 fine and suspension or revocation of your license for up to a year in situations involving multiple offenses
  • Driving on a suspended or revoked license – up to a $10,000 fine and 4 years in jail for drivers with multiple violations on their record incurred in the last ten years
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol – consequences for driving under the influence in Missouri include suspension or revocation of driving privileges, fines, and in severe cases, jail time

In addition to the consequences listed above for violation of Missouri driving laws, if a driver is found at-fault in a hit-and-run accident, penalties for hit-and-runs accidents under Missouri’s Statute of Limitations (§577.060) include a class A misdemeanor, class E felony, or class D felony depending on the circumstances of the accident, and fines equal to the severity of the accident and the other driver’s harm and losses.

$50 Million Recovered

Chris has recovered over $50 million for his injured clients, and can assist you with your injury claims. To get started on your personal injury case, contact our St. Louis injury attorneys today!

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Hit-and-Run Accident Lawsuits in Missouri

If you suffered physical injuries or property damage in a hit-and-run accident, it’s essential to stay calm, call the police, and gather as much evidence as possible from the scene of the accident. Even if the at-fault driver fled the scene, you could still recover damages for your harm and losses. After providing a detailed account of what happened in the accident, a description of the other driver, vehicle, and other available evidence, a police investigation will be conducted of the accident. Typically, a police investigation can track down the at-fault driver in the accident, or at the very least, offer options on other ways to recover compensation for damages.

Generally, if the at-fault driver isn’t found, most insurance policies include coverage for hit-and-run accidents. Hiring a Missouri Hit-and-Run Accident Lawyer to represent your case ensures that you have someone on your side that can negotiate the highest settlement for your claim. If your policy doesn’t offer hit-and-run accident coverage, your experienced attorney can assess your case and determine other avenues for getting compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, property damage, and other expenses included in your Missouri hit-and-run accident claim.

St. Louis Hit-and-Run Accident Attorneys

If you or someone you love has been the victim of a hit-and-run accident, and suffered head injuries, internal bleeding, loss of coordination, or other catastrophic injuries as result, the Dixon Injury Firm’s St. Louis Hit-and-Run Accident Lawyers are available 24/7 to discuss your rights to compensation.

Christopher Dixon has been nationally recognized as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by the National Trial Lawyers Association, and to date, Chris’ legal counsel has recovered over $35,000,000 in settlements and recoveries for countless injury claims in Missouri and Illinois, including the following most recent cases.

If you are thinking about filing a Missouri hit-and-run accident claim, but need a lawyer to represent your case, call (314) 409-7060, 855-40-CRASH (toll-free), or contact the Dixon Injury Firm now for a free case review and consultation by our Hit-and-Run Accident Lawyers in St. Louis.


Missouri Statute of Limitations (577.060)
Missouri Department of Revenue – Missouri Insurance Requirements
Missouri Driving Laws and Penalties
Missouri’s Driving While Intoxicated Laws

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    While our client was stopped in traffic, a commercial bus rear-ended his vehicle causing catastrophic bodily injury. His injuries prevented his return to work for the remainder of his life. This federal court case was ...

  • $1,000,000 Settlement
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  • $600,000 Settlement
    St. Louis Car Accident on Lindbergh Causes Herniated Disc

    A woman in St. Louis county was attempting to make a left hand turn onto Lin Ferry Road from Lindbergh on a solid green light. The incorrectly woman gambled that all traffic was clear before ...

  • $250,000 Settlement
    Missouri Premises Liability Fall (Slip and Fall)

    Our client was enjoying her birthday party at a local restaurant. As she was walking towards her table, she slipped on water which had been spilled near the exit. Our investigation revealed that the sole ...

  • $150,000 Settlement
    Missouri Commercial Truck and Trailer Accident

    Our client was enjoying her afternoon, having just been asked by her fiance for her hand in marriage, when a driver from a local construction company hauling commercial digging equipment smashed his company truck and ...

  • $100,000 Settlement
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    Our client was hit while walking next to a garage when the owner of the garage’s son squealed the tires of his SUV while in reverse and accelerated backwards into our client. Our client sustained ...

  • $100,000 Settlement
    Missouri Car Accident

    Our client, a passenger in the rear of her friends vehicle, was significantly injured when her friend negligently pulled the vehicle into oncoming traffic. The T-Bone collision resulted in broken bones and a significant period ...

  • $100,000 Settlement
    St. Louis Wrongful Death Settlement

    Our client’s brother was killed when he stepped into a poorly lit street attempting to cross the roadway. While not crossing the crosswalk, the speeding vehicle which claimed his life paid the policy limits of ...

  • $65,000 Settlement
    Missouri Pedestrian Accident

    St. Louis City nurse was lawfully in the crosswalk returning from lunch, when a Jeep failed to stop for the pedestrian traffic and struck 3 individuals. My client sustained damage to her cervical and lumbar ...

  • $50,000 Settlement
    Missouri Car Accident Crash

    Our client was riding in the front passenger seat of the vehicle. Driver of his vehicle failed to yield to oncoming traffic causing laceration to passenger’s forehead from impact. The scarring, while small, is now ...

  • $50,000 Settlement
    Missouri Auto Accident

    Our client was traveling to work when an automobile driver who failed to yield to her position suddenly struck her. She sustained back and neck injuries that forced her to miss a substantial amount of ...

  • $45,000 Settlement
    Missouri Dog Bite

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  • $40,000 Settlement
    Missouri Dog Bite

    Minor child receives multiple stitches to cheek after she was bitten from a dog running at large in her residential neighborhood. This child’s parents did an amazing job with medications, lotions, and creams, allowing the ...

  • $40,000 Settlement
    Missouri Low Impact Automobile Accident

    Our client’s head hit the driver’s side windshield after being struck broadside in country club parking lot. Ocular complications from the trauma included double vision, headaches, and swelling.

  • $30,000.00 Settlement
    Missouri Car Crash With Minor Property Damage

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  • Policy Limits Settlement
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Results — that's what clients expect from Dixon Injury Firm. Chris brings years of personal injury law experience to the table. Based in St. Louis, his firm provides free consultations and contingency service to the high-caliber injury and liability legal arena. Tell us about your case and we'll show you how to win.

Recent Successes

  • Policy Limits Settlement

    Missouri Truck Accident

    $30,000.00 Settlement

    Missouri Car Crash With Minor Property Damage

  • $40,000 Settlement

    Missouri Low Impact Automobile Accident

    $40,000 Settlement

    Missouri Dog Bite

  • $45,000 Settlement

    Missouri Dog Bite

    $50,000 Settlement

    Missouri Auto Accident

  • $50,000 Settlement

    Missouri Car Accident Crash

    $65,000 Settlement

    Missouri Pedestrian Accident

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