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Springfield Personal Injury Lawyers
Representing the Injured in Missouri Since 1976
When it comes to bringing a personal injury claim or lawsuit, you need a strong legal advocate on your side. At Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C., we are the leaders in our field.
Not only do we provide cutting-edge representation using innovative technology and trusted legal strategies, we have a proven reputation spanning over 45 years that is unsurpassed by any law firm in Southwest Missouri.
Don't wait to get started. Contact our Missouri injury attorneys today and discuss your case during a free, no-obligation consultation.
Types of Cases We HandleSTRONG Attorneys for SERIOUS Injuries
$6.7 Billion Big Tobacco Settlement
Settlement against Big Tobacco.
$38.0 Million Business Fraud
Our team obtained a verdict against Land's End.
$28.9 Million Medical Malpractice
Our team obtained a verdict on behalf of a client who endured injuries due to a delayed diagnosis.
$24.5 Million Product Defect
Our team obtained a settlement on behalf of a client who endured burn injuries due to a vehicular design defect. ...
$22.0 Million Deceptive Practices
Our team represented an individual who was affected by an unauthorized law business.
$21.0 Million Defective Product
Our team obtained a verdict on behalf of a client who became a quadriplegic after being involved in a defective Ford ...
What Makes A Strong Personal Injury Case?
Establishing a strong personal injury case isn’t easy. With the help of a lawyer from Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C., you stand a better chance of obtaining the compensation you need for your damages because all of our insight and experience become your own.
When it comes to filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit, you must demonstrate that these three facts are true:
- Duty of Care – Duty of care is a legal obligation owed by one person or entity to another. Automobile drivers, for example, must drive carefully and with the well-being of others in mind. This is a duty of care.
- Negligence – Negligence happens when a person violates their duty of care. For example, when a train operator texts on the job, they disregard the duty of care to protect passengers and others on the train and put them at risk.
- Your Injury – Even if the defendant acted negligently and suffered an injury, you may not be entitled to compensation unless you prove the defendant’s negligence caused your accident and subsequent injury.
If you've been injured in an accident, finding the right personal injury lawyer can be essential to receiving the compensation you deserve. There are many lawyers out there, so it's important to do your research and find someone who specializes in personal injury law and has experience handling cases similar to yours.
You can start by asking friends and family for recommendations or searching online for personal injury lawyers in your area. See if any of your family or friends knows anyone in the legal profession and see if they will recommend someone who is an expert in the personal injury law and a first rate trial lawyer. Once you’ve begun compiling a list of possible attorneys, you’ll want to know a bit more about what working with their firm is like. Learn what some of our previous clients had to say by checking out our client testimonials.
When hiring a personal injury lawyer, there are a few things you should look for. First and foremost, you want someone who is experienced and capable, as well as responsive and communicative. You'll want to be able to reach your lawyer easily and have them explain the legal process to you in a way that you can understand. Additionally, you'll want to find someone who has the respect of the insurance companies and has a track record of trying cases when necessary to get their clients the compensation they deserve.
During your initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer, there are a few key questions you should ask to help determine whether they are the right fit for you. These might include:
- What experience do you have handling cases similar to mine?
- What is your success rate in winning these types of cases?
- Which local lawyers (outside of your firm) could I call and ask about your ability as a trial lawyer?
- What are the last 5 cases you tried to a jury - and how did they turn out?
- How many cases have you (yourself - not your firm) tried in your career?
- How will you communicate with me throughout the legal process?
- Who will be working on my case, if I sign with you? Will it be just you? Will there be a complete team on my case? Will my case be handed off to junior lawyers in your firm? Or will there be a complete team working on my case?
- What is your fee structure?
- What is your plan for my case moving forward?
By asking these questions, you can get a better sense of whether this lawyer is the right person to represent you in your personal injury case.
Contact our Missouri personal injury attorney today!
A Legacy of Excellence in Personal Injury Law
For over 45 years, our legal team has fought for the rights of our clients in major/serious injury cases and wrongful death cases against big tobacco, big auto manufacturers, drug manufacturers, trucking companies, railroads, propane/gas companies, insurance companies and more.
In just the last 11 years we brought more than 130 separate claims/cases to conclusion for an amount equal to or more than $1 million each. No firm in Southwest Missouri has our track record, experience or results. We are ready to put this knowledge and experience to work for your personal injury case.
Working toward a stronger future
Dealing with medical expenses after an injury often makes attending college a great financial burden or impossibility. The same is true of families who have lost a parent, and are now struggling to afford education for their children. This is why our firm established the Be Strong scholarship at the Missouri State University. The Be Strong scholarship is awarded to students who have been the victim of catastrophic injury, or who have lost an immediate family member in a fatal accident, and wish to attend MSU. Our Missouri personal injury attorneys are honored to help make a difference in the lives of young adults who wish to further their education and their future.
Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions about your case? Our Springfield personal injury attorneys have provided answers to common questions about personal injury claims in Missouri.
How long do I have to file a personal injury case in Missouri?Every state has a time limit for how long you have to file a personal injury claim called the statute of limitations. In Missouri, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is five years from the date the injury occurred or could have been reasonably discovered. If you fail to file your personal injury lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires then the defendant will most certainly file a motion to dismiss the case.
What does a personal injury lawyer do?
Personal injury lawyers are legal experts dedicated to helping those who have been injured in an accident navigate the complex issues on their road to recovery. They specialize in tort law, protecting the rights of victims and ensuring they receive compensation for their suffering.
A sTRONG Foundation, Committed to a STRONGER futureWe Continually Hold Our Firm to Nothing Less Than Exceptional Representation
A History of ExcellenceOur firm was established in 1976 and has a history of obtaining exceptional results. Since opening our firm we have obtained over $7 billion in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients.
A History of Quality CounselOur team of attorneys is passionate about helping people and has been ranked by their peers and colleagues among the top trial lawyers for the past three generations.
A History of Innovative StrategiesWhen you work with us you get our state-of-the-art technology. Using our modern technology, we can create tests, reconstructions, animations, illustrations, and exhibits in order to explain even the most complicated cases to juries and judges.
A History of DedicationAt Stong-Garner-Bauer we pride ourselves on delivering quality representation that targets the unique needs of your case. Every case has a team of dedicated and experienced individuals working towards the best possible outcome.
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