Causes of Car Accidents

Car accidents are an everyday part of life, unfortunately. Particularly in our home state of Missouri, it has become a problem that has led to thousands of serious and debilitating injuries and rising insurance premiums. Gump & Faiella has over 90 years of collective experience and a proven track record of successfully resolving injury claims. If you have been injured in a car accident, we urge you to contact us a soon as possible to discuss the options.

What Are the Leading Causes?

Once liability has been determined for your accident, we can then begin the claims process. We use the information and evidence provided to reconstruct the scene. The other driver should be held responsible if they caused the accident.

A driver may be at fault for a car accident due to the following:

  • Speeding
  • Running a red light
  • Reckless driving
  • Road rage (aggressive driving)
  • Distracted driving
  • Texting and driving
  • Passengers distracting the driver
  • Disregarding road or weather conditions
  • Defective auto products

As Columbia car accident attorneys, it is our job to keep our clients informed of the various laws with regards to personal injury claims. Missouri is a fault-based state, which means that whoever was responsible for causing your accident should be held accountable. The compensation we recover can help pay for the costs of medical care, lost wages due to being unable to work, emotional distress, and other expenses that arose due to the accident.

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