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Were You Injured in a Car Accident?

Springfield Car Accident Lawyers

Over $7 Billion Recovered for Accident Victims in Missouri

Are you looking for an experienced car accident lawyer in Springfield MO to handle your auto accident case? The experienced attorneys at Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C. have been fighting to recover maximum compensation on behalf of our clients since 1976.

In that time, we have recovered more than $7 billion in verdicts and settlements.

Our Auto Accident Verdicts & Settlements

  • $24,476,904.00 - Defective vehicle design
  • $15,000,000.00 verdict – bicyclist hit by motorist
  • $13,027,000.00 settlement – auto vs. truck accident
  • $11,000,000.00 verdict – defective Ford seat back
  • $8,000,000.00 settlement – car accident claim
  • $6,900,000.00 settlement – wreck caused paraplegia
Let us put our experience to work for you.

Contact Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C. today to set up your free, no-risk and no-obligation consultation.

Why Choose Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C.?

At Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C., you get more than just a lawyer. When you choose our firm to represent you, you will be hiring an entire team to work on your case. You will also get the full support and resources of one of the most recognized trial practice firms in personal injury litigation in Missouri.

There are many reasons to choose us to represent you:

  • We’ve recovered $7 billion for our clients since 1976
  • We utilize state of the art courtroom technology
  • We are not a claims mill – we take a personalized approach to each case
  • We are listed among the Best Law Firms in America

Each of our Springfield car accident attorneys has full access to the experience and knowledge of our team of lawyers, paralegals, client service staff, full-time nurses, and technology specialists. Your attorney may also call on the testimony and advice of a network of car accident investigators and professional medical and forensic experts in order to determine cause and liability.

    Know Your Rights After a Car Accident

    You have legal rights after an auto accident, and our Springfield car accident attorneys are here to help you fight for them. As an accident victim, you can pursue financial compensation for any damages you may have suffered, including medical expenses and missed wages.

    Additionally, Missouri is a "pure competitive fault state" which means that even if you are partially at fault for an accident you can still pursue compensation for your injuries. In these cases, the court determines your percentage of responsibility for an accident and reduces your compensation by the same amount.

    Was Your Accident Caused By Driver Error?

    The sudden shock of being involved in a car accident can leave your head spinning. When the dust settles, the cause of the accident may be revealed to be a perfectly avoidable and unnecessary driver error. Driver error is a broad classification of different mistakes.

    Some of the most common examples of driver error that can cause car accidents include:

    Contact our law firm immediately if you believe one of these factors or another form of negligence is responsible for your injuries. We can help you create a strong case in favor of your claim so you stand a better chance of making a full recovery for your injuries.

    How Long Do I Have to File a Car Accident Claim?

    In Missouri, you have five years to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you do not get your case started by filing it within the five-year window, the court will likely refuse to hear your case. Although five years sounds like sufficient time, it’s imperative that you contact a Springfield auto accident attorney from our firm as soon as possible after your accident. We can take immediate action in building your case and pursuing justice on your behalf.

    Learn What Our Clients Have to Say About Us


    "My attorney was wonderful. My daughter was in a car accident and health insurance did not want to pay. The firm took care of all our concerns and kept us informed throughout. I would definitely recommend this law firm if you need a good lawyer!"

    Filing a Claim for Bodily Injury After an Auto Accident

    Making a bodily injury claim requires an individual to receive medical treatment for an injury stemming from the accident. If an individual does not seek medical attention in a timely manner, he or she will not be considered injured under the law, and there will be no grounds for a bodily injury claim.

    After receiving treatment, you should talk to the insurance adjuster to receive compensation for your injuries. To actually receive compensation, you will need to prove that you received medical treatment, usually by presenting medical records.

    Unfortunately, receiving fair compensation from an insurance company is not always that easy. Some bodily injury claims require legal battles, in which case it is in your best interest to consult with an experienced bodily injury attorney who can help protect your legal rights.

    Fatal Car Accident Claims

    The Springfield auto accident lawyers at Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C. provide compassionate representation to those who have lost family members in fatal auto accidents on Missouri roads. If a negligent driver has taken the life of your family member, we invite you to contact our firm to speak with an attorney about a potential wrongful death claim.

    While no amount of money can ever undo the damage that has been done to your family, a successful wrongful death lawsuit can compensate you for any out of pocket expenses your family took on as a result of the accident.

    A wrongful death lawsuit may compensate you for the following damages:

    • Medical expenses leading up to the death
    • Funeral and burial expenses
    • Pain and suffering of the deceased prior to death
    • The value of any wages and benefits the deceased would have likely earned if he or she had lived
    • Loss of consortium
    • Loss of guidance and support

    Contact an experienced Springfield car accident lawyer from Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C. at (417) 855-2022. We will fight for the full compensation you deserve for your loss.

    Steps to Take Immediately After an Accident in Missouri

    First steps at the scene of the accident:

    • Make sure everyone is okay and move your vehicle out of the road, if possible.
    • Contact law enforcement (if the accident involved an injury or property damage).
    • Exchange information with other drivers and talk anyone who witnessed the crash.
    • Take pictures of the scene that may help you establish negligence or fault.

    What to do after leaving the scene of the accident:

    If you suffered an injury or suspect that you suffered an injury, seek medical attention. It is also important to seek legal help shortly after the accident, or else you may have difficulty recovering compensation for your damages. If you require ongoing treatment, document it so you can recover compensation for any expenses related to the accident.

    Missouri Car Accident Statistics

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol keeps extensive records regarding crash rates, crash severity, and the circumstances that lead to crashes most often. In 2014, records show that 22,474 crashes involved speeding, while another 5,976 involved alcohol. The average age of the driver was relatively split with 42,747 crashes involving an older driver and 32,763 crashes involving younger drivers. The records also show other types of vehicles that have been involved in collisions, with 12,082 commercial vehicle crashes and 2,253 motorcycle collisions.

    For speeding and alcohol related crashes, the numbers decreased from a decade ago. Similarly, collisions involving younger drivers have gone down, but those involving older drivers have been consistently high. Commercial vehicle crashes have also decreased, but motorcycle collisions have increased with the growing popularity of these types of vehicles.

    No Upfront Costs When You Choose Our Firm

    We handle cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay us unless we make a recovery. We may also call on the testimony and advice of investigators, medical experts, and forensic experts to determine the full extent of your injuries and the parties who may be held liable. We can help you pursue justice, so contact our Missouri car accident lawyers today.

    Our car accident lawyers in Springfield are ready to help you seek justice. Call our firm and schedule your free consultation today at (417) 855-2022.

    High Standards

    We hold our firm to nothing less than exceptional representation.
    • Our Firm Was Established in 1976

    • Over $7 Billion in Verdicts and Settlements

    • State of the Art Courtroom Technology

    • Member of The Inner Circle of Advocates

    • Listed in Best Law Firms in America

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