Accidents in Springfield can be the result of negligence, improper road maintenance or defective automobile parts. Springfield crashes include collisions with other vehicles, collisions with pedestrians, vehicle rollover accidents, driving while under the influence and speeding.
Injuries suffered by Springfield accident victims include back and neck injuries, traumatic brain injury, broken bones, concussions, whiplash injuries, loss of limbs and burn injuries. Treatment for people in accidents can be expensive. Some accident victims require long hospital stays, multiple surgeries and years of rehabilitation.
According to the Springfield Missouri Government website, there were 7,442 total accidents in 2009. Of those, 10 involved fatalities, 2,086 involved injury and 5,346 involved property damage only. In total, Springfield accidents caused 10 fatalities and 3,005 injuries.
Springfield Accident Statistics
Missouri uses the principle of pure comparative negligence when determining liability in an accident. A person injured in a Missouri accident can recover damages for her injuries even if she was 99 percent at fault for the accident. In such situations the damages awarded to the victim are reduced by her responsibility in the accident. For example, if the injured party is 25 percent responsible for the accident, her award is reduced by 25 percent.
Missouri Negligence Laws
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Last updated on Sep-7-10