Springfield Car Accident Attorneys
Car Accidents in Missouri
Have you been injured in a car accident? Are you unable to make ends meet due to crippling medical expenses and lost income? Depending on the circumstances surrounding your crash, you may have grounds to file a legal claim against the responsible parties.
At Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci, our skilled Springfield, MO car accident lawyers can represent your interests and fight to recover fair compensation on your behalf.
We are one of the premier personal injury law firms in the Four States region for the following reasons:
- More than 140 years of dedicated legal experience
- Prestigious Super Lawyers® selection
- AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
- 2016 Best Lawyers in America® inclusion
No matter if your collision was a minor fender bender or a massive highway pileup, we can guide you step-by-step through the claims process and ensure your rights are protected during this difficult time.
We Have Recovered Millions for the Injured – Call (833) 600-0125
What Are the Common Causes of Car Accidents?
While the causes of car accidents can be nearly as broad as their effects, most collisions are the result of some form of driver negligence.
The most common causes of car wrecks include:
- Ignoring stop signs
- Driving while intoxicated
- Following too closely
- Failing to yield
- Driving while distracted
In addition to motorist negligence, some car crashes can also be caused by a defective auto part such as faulty brakes, tires, seatbelts, etc. In such cases, you may be able to file an auto product liability claim.
What Compensation Can I Recover After an Auto Accident?
If you believe your collision was the result of another driver’s negligence, our car accident lawyers in Springfield can help you file a claim against the other driver and negotiate with the involved insurance companies for full and fair financial compensation for your injuries.
We can help you recover the following damages:
- Medical expenses
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Rehabilitation costs
Who Is Liable After a Car Accident?
Missouri is known as a “fault” state when it comes to car accident liability. This means after a car crash, the party responsible for the accident is also the one responsible for paying any resulting damages. This system is directly opposed to a “no-fault” system. In this system, injury victims recover compensation from their own insurance coverage, regardless of who was at fault. Because of this, drivers in no-fault states are required to carry a special type of insurance coverage called personal injury protection or PIP insurance.
While a no-fault system may sound simpler, there are many restrictions preventing claimants from filing a personal injury claim against the negligent party, making it difficult for some to recover the full compensation they deserve. In fault states, like Missouri, all injury victims have the option of filing a personal injury claim as long as they file within the statute of limitations, which is three years from the date of the accident, and as long as they are not partially at fault for the accident that led to their injuries.
No Recovery, No Fee
The last thing an injured person needs after being in a car accident is to face the costs of legal fees on top of their already expensive medical bills. At Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci, our Springfield car accident attorneys believe that nobody should be barred from retaining quality legal representation because they cannot afford an attorney. We represent our injured clients on a contingency fee basis – in other words, if we are not successful on your behalf, you will not pay us a penny for our services!
Find out more about what our car accident attorneys in Springfield can do for you by scheduling a free consultation today.