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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.

Here are some excellent reasons why you should you contact our Springfield car accident lawyers:

  • You pay nothing unless we win your case.
  • Initial consultations are free and confidential
  • We have over 40 years of experience.
  • We’ve handled hundreds of accident claims.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Our firm is experienced in handling car accident cases that involve:

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.

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

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:

  • Pressing on the wrong pedal
  • Rapidly accelerating or braking
  • Failing to properly signal a lane change
  • Mishandling of the steering wheel
  • Tailgating / following too closely

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.

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.

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!"

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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