Auto Accidents

What to Know About the Hit and Run Laws in Missouri

There are more serious legal consequences, for the at-fault driver, following a hit-and-run accident. The term refers to an accident where the guilty driver leaves the sign of the accident, after causing injuries and damage. Not only are there civil consequences, but there are also possible criminal consequences, as a result of fleeing the scene. Knowing the hit-and-run laws...

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Pecuniary Losses in an Auto Accident in Rogers, Arkansas

If you have been injured in an auto accident, and you file a personal injury lawsuit in Rogers, Arkansas, you can be awarded damages to compensate you for your losses. What is a Pecuniary Loss? Keeping the legal terms simple, a pecuniary loss is any type of loss that can be measured in financial terms. Additionally, pecuniary losses are...

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Joplin Auto Accident Attorneys Explain Whiplash Injuries

As any Joplin auto accident attorney knows, whiplash is the most common type of injury sustained in an auto accident. Whiplash is what is known as a soft tissue injury and it occurs nearly every 10 seconds in our country. Our Joplin auto accident attorney can explain what this type of injury is and help you to recover if...

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Someone Driving the Wrong Way Caused My Auto Accident

It goes without saying that head-on collisions are very dangers and often result in serious injuries.  As an auto accident lawyer can explain, an accident caused by a wrong-way driver can also result in significant damages.  If you or someone you know has been involved in a head-on collision and need help obtaining the damages to which the victims...

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6 Important Facts About Determining Liability in an Auto Accident

For a Joplin auto accident attorney to help you recover for injuries in an auto accident, the first step is to determine who is at fault. Liability must first be established by determining who caused the accident or whose negligence resulted in your injuries. If the auto accident was serious and your injuries were severe, then there may be...

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Automobile Accident Lawyer Discusses Back-Up Collisions

According to some reports, backup accidents injure nearly 15,000 people each year and kill more than 200.  This may be the reason most new cars are now equipped with cameras, sensors, and audio warning systems in an effort to make backing up safer and easier.  But the reality is, too many drivers have started relying solely on this new...

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Ask our Automobile Accident Attorney What to Do After a Car Accident

If you have been involved in a car accident, contacting an automobile accident attorney as soon as possible is important in order to obtain the compensation you deserve.  When the time comes to file your claim, there are several common mistakes that you need to avoid.  The Cottrell Law Office is here to help you avoid those mistakes. Be...

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Is Small Claims Court Appropriate for Auto Accident Claims?

Most auto accident cases filed by Joplin auto accident attorneys are filed in the district or circuit courts of the state where the accident happened.  Figuring out which court you need to file your claim in is based on the amount of damages you expect to claim.  Bringing an auto accident claim in small claims court is not very...

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Not Every Auto Accident is Caused by a Negligent Driver

Aside from the legal issue of damages, there are two very common legal issues that frequently cause delays in litigation of an auto accident case.  Those two issues are liability and causation.  That is, who is responsible for the injuries and did that guilty party’s conduct actually cause your injuries.  These issues can often be complicated and the facts...

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