Fault

Determining who is at fault in a car accident, car collision, truck accident, truck collision, semi-tractor trailer accident or collision, or any traffic accident is a matter of determining who is negligent or reckless. Common sense may direct you to a particular conclusion as to who is at fault, but not necessarily what rule the person violated to constitute a claim for negligence. Traffic signal devices, traffic ordinances, rules of the road and state statutes must be consulted, and evidence must be preserved. Driving and traffic offenses include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Careless and imprudent driving;
  • Driving while license is suspended/revoked;
  • Failure to drive on the right half of the road;
  • Failure to stop;
  • Failure to yield;
  • Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle;
  • Following too close;
  • Involuntary manslaughter;
  • Leaving the scene of an accident;
  • Operating a vehicle without a license;
  • Speeding;
  • Tampering; and
  • Voluntary manslaughter.

A claimant’s failure to investigate and present evidence supporting each and every element of a claim for injuries will likely produce undesirable results. Sometimes a person will admit his or her fault. In these circumstances, it is important to document such admissions of liability. Make sure to tell law enforcement about statements the other driver has made to you following the collision.

Our personal injury lawyers and injury attorneys at Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. in Jefferson City, Missouri represent clients in a multitude of personal injury actions including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Auto accidents & auto collisions
  • Birth defects
  • Boating accidents & boating collisions
  • Brain injuries
  • Car accidents & car collisions
  • Dangerous conditions & dangerous products
  • Dangerous products & defective products
  • Death
  • Failure to warn of injuries
  • Falls
  • Farm accidents
  • Medical malpractice & medical negligence
  • Motorcycle accidents & motorcycle collisions
  • Motor vehicle accidents & motor vehicle collisions
  • Premises liability claims
  • Property injuries
  • Semi-tractor trailer accidents & semi-tractor trailer collisions
  • Slip and fall claims
  • Tractor trailer accidents & tractor trailer collisions
  • Work related injuries
  • Wrongful death claims

At Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. in Jefferson City, Missouri we have the experience you need to successfully litigate virtually any type of personal injury claim.  Our injury lawyers and injury attorneys also recognize that trial and litigation is not necessarily the goal of every client. Our injury law attorneys and injury lawyers understand that injury law issues are emotional and frustrating often causing stress and worry. We can facilitate mediation and settlement as alternatives to trial.

Our attorneys take the time to fully explain how the court “system” works, detail the law relevant to your case and outline realistic expectations.  You can expect a courteous and knowledgeable staff and access to experienced attorneys.  Our legal representation is generally based upon a contingency fee arrangement. Our fee is contingent on making a recovery for you; you do not pay our fees unless we recover money for you. Our injury law attorneys and injury law lawyers at Brydon, Swearengen & England, P.C. in Jefferson City, Missouri offer a free consultation to discuss your case to determine whether we might be of professional assistance.

Our attorneys at Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. in Jefferson City, Missouri have a reputation for excellence, thorough preparation and innovation. Our injury law attorneys and injury lawyers have diverse experience and complimentary talents to provide you attentive, efficient service. From our office in Jefferson City, Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C., our injury law attorney and injury lawyers handle car accidents, all types of motor vehicle collisions, medical malpractice claims, premises liability claims, product liability claims, worker’s compensation claims and wrongful death claims for clients throughout Mid-Missouri, in Jefferson City, Columbia, Eldon, Linn, Fulton, Osage Beach, Lake Ozark, Camdenton, Versailles, Boonville, Mexico, Sedalia, Hermann, Vienna, Montgomery City, Waynesville, as well as the counties of Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Cole, Cooper, Gasconade, Maries, Miller, Morgan, Moniteau, Montgomery, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski, and others.

Please contact Scott Hamblin for more information or to schedule your appointment.

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