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 accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • 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.

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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 situations.

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