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Springfield, MO Car Accident Lawyers

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Car accidents, also known as motor vehicle collisions, encompass a range of incidents where a vehicle collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, animal, road debris, or other stationary obstruction, like a tree or utility pole. These accidents can vary widely in severity, from minor fender benders causing negligible damage to catastrophic crashes resulting in significant injury or death. The causes of car accidents are multifaceted, often involving driver error, such as distracted driving, speeding, or driving under the influence, as well as external factors like adverse weather conditions, poor road conditions, and vehicle malfunctions.

How Strong Law P.C. Can Help

Strong Law P.C. is a dedicated injury law firm with a deep commitment to supporting victims of car accidents. Our team of experienced attorneys understands the complexities of car accident claims and is equipped to navigate the legal process on your behalf. Here’s how we can assist:

Legal Representation and Advice

Our lawyers offer expert legal representation and advice, ensuring that your rights are protected throughout the legal process. We help you understand the intricacies of your case and guide you in making informed decisions.

Investigation and Evidence Gathering

We conduct thorough investigations to gather all necessary evidence to support your claim. This includes obtaining police reports, eyewitness statements, medical records, and, if necessary, accident reconstruction analyses.

Negotiation with Insurance Companies

Our attorneys are skilled negotiators who will deal with insurance companies on your behalf to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.


If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiation, our firm is prepared to take your case to court. We have a proven track record of securing favorable verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Significant Auto Accident Verdicts & Settlements

  • $24,476,904 – Defective vehicle design
  • $15,000,000 verdict – Bicyclist hit by motorist
  • $13,027,000 settlement – Auto vs. truck accident
  • $11,000,000 verdict – Defective Ford seat back
  • $8,000,000 settlement – Car accident claim
  • $6,900,000 settlement – Wreck caused paraplegia

Types of Cases Associated with Car Accidents

Strong Law P.C. handles a wide range of car accident cases, including, but not limited to:

  • Rear-End Collisions: Rear-end collisions commonly occur due to driver inattention and following too closely behind another vehicle. Many drivers underestimate the importance of maintaining a safe following distance, which should allow enough time to react and stop safely if the leading vehicle suddenly brakes. Distractions such as using a mobile phone, eating, or adjusting the radio can significantly impair a driver’s reaction time and situational awareness. Furthermore, adverse weather conditions like rain, snow, or fog can reduce tire traction and increase stopping distances, yet drivers often fail to adjust their speed and following distance accordingly. Additionally, abrupt stopping due to traffic congestion or unexpected obstacles in the road can catch following drivers off guard, especially if they’re not paying close attention to the road ahead. These factors, combined with potential mechanical failures like brake issues, contribute to the high incidence of rear-end collisions.
  • Head-On Collisions: Head-on collisions, among the most devastating types of road accidents, often occur due to wrong-way driving, which can result from drivers entering a roadway from the wrong direction, mistakenly driving against traffic on one-way streets, or making dangerous maneuvers such as overtaking on two-lane roads without clear visibility. Impairment due to alcohol or drugs significantly increases the risk, as it severely affects a driver’s judgment, reaction times, and ability to navigate safely. Additionally, fatigue plays a critical role, with tired drivers potentially drifting across lanes or into oncoming traffic. Poor visibility due to weather conditions, nighttime driving, or inadequate road lighting can also contribute to the confusion and misjudgment that lead to head-on collisions. These accidents are particularly deadly because the combined speed of both vehicles upon impact magnifies the force, often resulting in severe injuries or fatalities even at lower speeds. Addressing these root causes through stricter enforcement of traffic laws, public education on safe driving practices, and improvements in road design and signage is crucial to reducing the occurrence of head-on collisions.
  • Side-Impact Collisions (T-Bone Accidents): Side-impact collisions, often referred to as T-bone accidents, occur primarily at intersections and are typically the result of one vehicle failing to yield the right of way to another. This can happen for several reasons, including ignoring traffic signals or stop signs, distracted driving, or misjudgment of the other vehicle’s speed and distance. Such collisions are particularly dangerous because the sides of vehicles offer less protection to occupants compared to the front and rear, making injuries more severe. The risk of a T-bone accident increases in conditions of poor visibility, such as at night or in bad weather, when drivers may find it harder to see other vehicles or interpret traffic signals correctly. High-speed intersections without clear signage or proper signalization also contribute to the likelihood of these accidents. Moreover, aggressive driving behaviors, such as speeding through an intersection to beat a red light, significantly increase the chances of causing a side-impact collision. Efforts to prevent these types of accidents include improving the visibility and control of intersections, promoting defensive driving, and using technology like intersection cameras and vehicle safety systems to enhance driver awareness and response times.
  • Multi-Vehicle Pile-Ups: Multi-vehicle pile-ups, often occurring on highways, result from a combination of reduced visibility due to adverse weather, high speeds, tailgating, and driver distraction, leading to a chain reaction of crashes. The high-speed environment exacerbates these incidents by reducing reaction times and increasing stopping distances, while poor visibility and close following distances leave little room for error. These pile-ups are particularly hazardous due to the risk of multiple impacts, increasing the severity of injuries and complicating rescue efforts. To mitigate these disasters, maintaining safe distances, adjusting speeds to match road conditions, and employing advanced warning systems to alert drivers of upcoming traffic slowdowns are critical preventive measures.
  • Hit and Run Accidents: Hit-and-run accidents occur when a driver involved in a collision with another vehicle, pedestrian, or property flees the scene without stopping to provide contact information or offer assistance to anyone who might be injured. These incidents often stem from the responsible driver’s fear of facing legal consequences, including charges for driving under the influence, lack of a valid driver’s license, or existing warrants for their arrest. The anonymity of urban environments and low traffic conditions, especially during nighttime, can embolden offenders to escape the scene, believing they can avoid detection and accountability. Hit-and-run accidents pose significant challenges for law enforcement in identifying and apprehending the culprits, while leaving victims in distress, potentially without timely medical attention or a clear path to receiving compensation for damages or injuries. Raising public awareness about the legal and moral obligations following an accident, enhancing surveillance and enforcement measures, and encouraging community vigilance are crucial steps toward reducing the frequency of these distressing incidents.
  • Drunk Driving Accidents: Drunk driving accidents are tragically common occurrences that result from individuals operating vehicles under the influence of alcohol, significantly impairing their judgment, reaction times, and motor skills. Alcohol’s disinhibiting effects can lead to overconfidence, making drivers more likely to take risks, such as speeding, ignoring traffic signals, or driving aggressively. These impairments drastically increase the likelihood of collisions, often with devastating consequences due to the reduced ability of intoxicated drivers to respond appropriately to road conditions, traffic patterns, and the actions of other road users. Drunk driving accidents contribute substantially to road fatalities and serious injuries worldwide, despite widespread public awareness campaigns and strict legal penalties aimed at deterring this behavior. Effective measures to combat drunk driving include rigorous enforcement of DUI laws, sobriety checkpoints, and promoting alternatives to driving under the influence, such as designated drivers, public transportation, and ride-sharing services.
  • Distracted Driving Accidents: Distracted driving accidents occur when drivers divert their attention from the road to engage in other activities, such as using a cellphone, eating, adjusting the car’s entertainment or navigation systems, or conversing with passengers. This diversion of attention significantly diminishes a driver’s ability to monitor the environment, react to hazards, and maintain control of the vehicle, leading to an increased risk of collisions. The proliferation of smartphones has exacerbated the issue, with texting and social media use becoming particularly dangerous forms of distraction. These accidents can result in severe injuries and fatalities, highlighting the critical need for drivers to maintain focus on driving tasks. Efforts to mitigate distracted driving include legal restrictions on cellphone use while driving, public awareness campaigns emphasizing the dangers of distracted driving, and the development of vehicle technologies that limit the use of devices by drivers while the vehicle is in motion.
  • Pedestrian Accidents: Cars often hit pedestrians due to a combination of factors including driver distraction, high speeds, and poor visibility. In today’s fast-paced world, drivers frequently find themselves multitasking behind the wheel, with attention diverted by mobile phones, navigation systems, or other in-car distractions, leading to a reduced awareness of their surroundings. High-speed driving exacerbates the problem, as it reduces the time a driver has to react to a pedestrian crossing the road, especially in urban areas where crosswalks and intersections are common. Poor visibility, due to inadequate street lighting, bad weather, or pedestrians wearing non-reflective clothing at night, further increases the risk of accidents. Additionally, infrastructure that does not adequately cater to pedestrian safety, such as missing sidewalks or poorly designed crosswalks, contributes to the likelihood of cars hitting pedestrians. This dangerous mix of human error, environmental conditions, and infrastructural shortcomings necessitates stringent safety measures and awareness to protect pedestrians.

Our firm is committed to providing compassionate and effective legal representation for victims of all types of car accidents. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, Strong Law P.C. is here to help you navigate the legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve.

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Contact us today at (417) 887-4300 or online to arrange your free case evaluation. Our Experienced Trial Attorneys will walk you through your legal options.

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