Auto Accidents in Missouri
Springfield Personal Injury and Car Accident Attorneys
Auto accidents lead to thousands of serious injuries or fatalities every
year in America, many of them within Missouri State. Most of the time,
the people harmed in the collision can do nothing to stop it from happening
due to the unpredictable and negligent actions of the reckless driver.
Other than trying to heal and recover, there is little else you can do
after being hurt in a car accident.
There is another important action that cannot be forgotten: retaining a
Springfield personal injury lawyer from Worsham Law Firm. With the help
of our compassionate and highly-experienced team – we have more
than 20 collective years of legal practice history – you may be
able to recover all of the monies necessary for your total recuperation.
This means medical bills, car replacement and repair, lost wages, and more.
Let’s start going over your legal options. Request an
initial consultation today.
What Driving Behaviors Cause Car Accidents?
In order to prevent auto accidents from happening, several safety organizations
have dedicated much of their time to studying the causes and effects of
traffic collisions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevent (CDC),
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the American
Automobile Association (AAA) are among just some of these groups that
have thoroughly researched the causes of car accidents. While the information
and data gathered is primarily meant to be preventative in use, it can
also benefit you after you have been in a car accident. If one or more
of the most common causes of auto accidents can be pinpointed in your
case, it could work to shift liability off you and onto the other parties.
According to several studies, some of the top causes of preventable car
- Driver intoxication
- Distracted driving (texting while driving)
- Defective auto parts
- Reckless driving
- Adverse weather or road conditions
Do Not Admit Fault After an Accident
After an auto accident, your first instinct is probably going to be to
apologize to everyone else involved in the crash. As upsetting as this
might sound, you should not apologize to anyone at all, not even your
own passengers. Insurance adjusters can use your apologies later when
they are reviewing the claims and twist them into admissions of guilt
and an acceptance of fault. Even though you were only trying to be a Good
Samaritan and kind, it could realistically backfire and put blame, and
recovery costs, onto your shoulders. This is pretty crucial so it bears
repeating: under no circumstances should you accept blame for a car accident.
Help is a Phone Call Away – 417.658.4172
Figuring out what you need to do next after being in an auto accident is
generally not as straightforward as it might seem. Do you need to talk
to insurance companies first? Head over to the hospital for another checkup?
Should you take the first settlement offer that comes your way?
At Worsham Law Firm, our Springfield, MO personal injury attorneys can
take a confusing situation and make it simple. By handling your case entirely
from start to finish, we eliminate the possibility of making a critical
mistake while we remove any added stress from you. We will come to you
when an important decision needs to be made but other than that, at your
request, we can let you sit back and relax while we do all the work.
Contact us today to learn more about how we help our clients in a variety of legal