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Aurora, Monett and Mt. Vernon Car Accident Attorneys

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Car accidents are unexpected events that have unexpected consequences. Many car crashes cause serious injuries to the drivers and passengers involved, and even milder injuries can result in months of pain and discomfort. Our experienced car accident lawyers in Aurora, Monett and Mt. Vernon are prepared to fight for you in order to hold the responsible party accountable for the trauma you have experienced.

How Our Firm Can Help You!
  • Initial Consultations are Free
  • Millions of Dollars Recovered
  • Award-Winning Representation
  • 100+ Years of Combined Experience

At Pettit & Cowherd Law Firm, we are here to help reduce your stress so you can focus on recovery. Call us at (417) 222-6640 to begin with a free case evaluation.

Determining Liability in a Car Accident Case

The first priority in a car accident injury case is fairly determining liability—who is legally at fault for the accident and thus for potential damages. Liability is decided based on establishing negligence, and while it may seem as though one driver is fully responsible for the crash, liability isn’t necessarily an either/or. Multiple parties may be ruled to bear responsibility for an accident.

Liability may be spread between parties such as:

  • The drivers involved in the crash
  • Nearby drivers
  • Commercial freight or trucking company
  • Public transit company
  • Pedestrians
  • A bar owner who fails to report a drunk driver

While this isn’t an exhaustive list, it shows how many potentially liable parties there may be in a case. Therefore, it is essential in a car accident injury case to have a trained lawyer to investigate your crash and advocate for your needs.

Damages You May Be Entitled to Receive

Our car accident lawyers have helped clients from across Southwest Missouri get reimbursed for the expenses they incur after being hurt in a wreck. In law, this reimbursement is often called “damages”. Damages include missed work, medical bills, loss of companionship, loss of home services and changes in lifestyle caused by injuries sustained in an accident. We also help the passengers involved in the car wreck get the compensation they deserve after being injured due to no fault of their own.

Why Do You Need an Advocate?

In auto injury cases, many insurance companies often try to get you to accept less than full value for your case. That is why Pettit & Cowherd Law Firm prepares each case as if it is going to trial. It is important to hire an Aurora, Monett and Mt. Vernon car accident lawyer who is experienced in handling jury trials in order to get the compensation you deserve.

Our firm has over 100 years of combined experience and has tried cases all over Missouri, including Cassville, Mt. Vernon, Joplin, Springfield, Galena, Forsyth, Ozark and Kansas City. From the time we are hired on your case, we will work to get you the compensation you deserve.

Don't wait to get help. Call our team at (417) 222-6640 to schedule a free consultation today. Our team is ready to help you!

Why Hire Pettit & Cowherd Law Firm?

Your Recovery is Too Important Not To
  • All attorneys have trial experience & are prepared to go to trial.

  • Over 100 years of combined injury law experience.

  • Lawyers work closely with each client on a case-by-case basis.

  • Direct access to the same attorney from start to finish.

  • Lawyers & paralegals approach each case with compassion.

  • Long track record of successful verdicts & settlements.

  • Spanish language option available for clients who need it.

  • Committed to serving the local Aurora, MO community.


  • American Association for justice (AAFJ)
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rating
  • BBB A+ Rating
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar
  • MATA
  • Missouri Bar Association