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Information About Car Accidents in Springfield, MO

Car accidents happen in a variety of ways, including head-on collisions, T-bone crashes, and rollovers, but according to the Springfield Police Department (SPD), the "vast majority of accidents" in the community are rear-end collisions. In fact, the department states that rear-end crashes account for 80% of all accidents in Springfield. This type of accident is sometimes unavoidable but can nearly always be attributed to negligence on the part of one of the drivers, whether the leading driver brakes erratically or if the following driver is not paying attention and hits the brakes too late. The SPD recommends that in order to avoid rear-end collisions, drivers should maintain a distance of at least 1 car length for every 10 miles per hour of speed, e.g. five car lengths when traveling at 50 miles per hour. This precaution gives the following driver more time to brake if the leading driver stops suddenly. In addition to tailgating, the SPD mentions aggressive driving, avoidance of traffic signals, failure to yield right of way, and cell phone use as being common causes of motor vehicle accidents.

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An attorney from our team is ready to meet with you for a free consultation to discuss your concerns and explore your options for pursuing compensation. Recovering damages in a personal injury or wrongful death claim depends on being able to demonstrate that the accident was caused by another person's negligence. If, for example, you have suffered a spinal cord injury in a slip and fall accident, then you may be able to use the legal principle of premises liability to hold the property owner accountable for failure to clean the floor. Similarly, you could file a lawsuit if your elderly family member has been subjected to nursing home abuse.

If you have been injured in a construction accident or other workplace accident, then you are most likely entitled to claim workers' compensation benefits, but you might also have grounds for legal action against a third party such as a subcontractor or the manufacturer of defective equipment. Contact us now for a free consultation to discuss your accident and to learn how much your case could be worth!

Resources for Springfield, MO

Personal Injury Information Center
City of Springfield, MO
Map of Springfield
About Springfield