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Accident Lawyer in St. Louis, MO

Accident Lawyer in St. Louis, MO. If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, find out how Burger Law's experienced, dedicated and talented accident lawyer team in St. Louis can protect and fight for you. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

An accident - by definition unintentional - is an unexpected shock that often has lasting consequences on your life. If someone else caused the accident that injured you, you may be able to make a claim for a financial recovery under Missouri law. Whether or not the other person intended to harm you, when someone's behavior injures you, you should not be the one left to pay with your comfort, way of life and hard-earned wages. When you are unjustly injured, an experienced St. Louis accident lawyer from Burger Law will ensure you are made whole again through the maximum possible compensation. We demand full recoveries for our clients and never stop fighting until justice is served.

St. Louis Auto Accident Lawyers

The Bureau of Justice Statistics found that over half of personal injury cases were motor vehicle claims. For St. Louis and Missouri drivers, Missouri Revised Statute §304.012 stipulates that "every person operating a motor vehicle" is to exercise the "highest degree of care" and drive in a "careful and prudent" manner. When anybody gets behind the wheel, they have an obligation to other St. Louis and Missouri drivers, passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists to prioritize their safety. When they neglect that duty and injure you, Burger Law's Missouri accident lawyer team in St. Louis will hold them accountable and secure you a full financial recovery for all of your damages.

Every Burger Law accident lawyer has extensive investigative, litigation and trial experience in crashes involving all types of motor vehicles in St. Louis and Missouri, including:

Accidents come in all shapes and sizes. There are a lot of different ways thousands of pounds of metal moving at high speeds can cause damage. Some of the types of collisions our accident lawyer team commonly sees in St. Louis and Missouri are:

Whatever type of auto accident you were in, you can be sure that our Missouri accident lawyer team in St. Louis knows exactly how to win you maximum compensation.

Expertise in the most common types of accidents

What Type of Accident Lawyer Do I Need?

Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

Drunk driving has long been known as a roadway killer. According to data from the National Highway Safety Administration, drunk driving kills about 28 people a day, or one person every 52 minutes. That amounts to over 10,000 deaths per year and almost a third of all traffic-related deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Missouri ranks higher than the national average in both instances of drunk driving and fatal accidents.

Younger drivers, motorcycle drivers and drivers with previous DWI convictions are all more likely to drive drunk. If any driver on a St. Louis or Missouri road injured you or a loved one because they made the terrible decision to drive drunk, call Burger Law's drunk driving accident lawyer team now at (314) 500-HURT. We stand up to bullies in St. Louis and Missouri who do not think the rules apply to them the same way they apply to everyone else.

Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer

In 2019, distracted driving caused 3,142 deaths, or 8.7 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities. Texting and driving alone accounts for over 391,000 injuries a year. If a driver drives at 55 miles per hour and looks at their phone to send a text, on average they will have driven the length of an entire football field without looking at the road.

Other examples of distracted driving our accident lawyer team has seen include:

  • Grooming
  • Eating
  • Looking at roadside distractions
  • Daydreaming
  • Having an animated conversation on the phone or with a passenger
  • Reaching into or looking at the backseat

Unfortunately, Missouri is one of only two states without a law against texting and driving, and one of just nine without a hands-free law. When the criminal system cannot hold someone accountable for your injuries, you can be sure that Burger Law's Missouri distracted driving accident lawyer team in St. Louis will.

Speeding Accident Lawyer

Missouri Revised Statute 304.012 specifically mentions that drivers must drive at a "rate of speed so as not to endanger" the property, life or limb of another person. The U.S. Department of Transportation has detailed methods and practices for setting speed limits for local St. Louis and Missouri governments to follow. Forty percent of fatal Missouri crashes involved excessive speed, making it the most common factor in St. Louis and Missouri crashes.

While obeying speed limits is important, drivers must also account for road conditions when determining their speed. Nationwide, speeding was a factor in 16 percent of crashes on dry roads. That number jumps up to about 40 percent for roads with standing water, mud, gravel or ice. If your accident happened in poor weather or road conditions, the St. Louis-based speeding accident lawyer team of Burger Law will investigate whether or not the driver who caused your accident was driving too fast for the conditions.

As the most common factor contributing to traffic accidents, you will find that many traffic accident lawyers have plenty of experience with accident cases involving speeding. Contact our St. Louis speeding accident lawyers now.

Hit and Run Accident Lawyer

Leaving the scene of an accident is against the law in St. Louis and Missouri, according to Missouri Revised Statute §577.060. If you were in a hit and run accident, it could be because the other driver was drunk, they did not have a license or insurance, they did not think there were any witnesses or they already had a warrant out for their arrest. On rare occasions, it may be that the driver panicked and later turned themselves in with the St. Louis police or Missouri highway patrol.

Nothing upsets our accident lawyer team more than negligent people in St. Louis and Missouri who break the rules, injure others and do not want to take responsibility for their actions. When you hire a Burger Law accident lawyer for a hit-and-run accident, we will gather as much evidence as possible to find the irresponsible driver. If the driver cannot be located, our Missouri accident lawyer team in St. Louis will help you file an uninsured motorist claim with your own insurance company.

Whatever the causes of and circumstances surrounding your auto crash in St. Louis or Missouri, you can be sure that every Burger Law accident lawyer has seen it before. It can be hard for the average person to know how to proceed and how to go about receiving the proper medical treatment and the compensation they deserve. Many auto wrecks involve multiple vehicles, and sometimes none of the drivers want to take responsibility for your injuries. Burger Law's St. Louis-based Missouri accident lawyer team will be by your side every step of the way and ensure that you receive a full financial recovery.

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What Other Cases Do Accident Lawyers Take?

While auto accidents are the most common types of personal injury claims in St. Louis and Missouri, there are many other instances where somebody else's negligence can injure you. Every Burger Law St. Louis-based Missouri accident lawyer is knowledgeable and experienced in every personal injury and liability claim you can imagine.

Regardless of the circumstances of your injury, if you have been injured by the negligence or recklessness of another person you are owed compensation for your damages. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in St. Louis and Missouri has experience with all types of accident and personal injury claims and will work tirelessly for your full financial recovery. Call us today at (314) 500-HURT.

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How to Get a Great Settlement for Your St. Louis Accident

The ultimate responsibility of your accident lawyer is to ensure you receive justice after you have been damaged in an accident. This means making you whole again through a great settlement that compensates you for all the ways in which the accident has cost you. You did not deserve to be injured and it is certainly not right that you should have to pay for another person's mistakes with your money and your life and wellbeing.

There is no question that, both morally and under Missouri law, you have the right to be compensated for the total of your damages after suffering injuries in an accident caused by someone else's poor behavior. While Missouri law allows for accident victims to move to collect compensation for the total amount of their damages, it is rarely that easy. Sadly, many accident victims in St. Louis and all over the United States never see true justice. They are resigned to accepting pitifully low settlement payments or are denied compensation completely.

So how do you make sure you get a great accident settlement in St. Louis for your injuries? And what is a great settlement amount? A great settlement is a complete settlement, one that completely covers your damages, both economic and non-economic. You can start by finding out how much your accident injury claim is worth by using our personal injury calculator.

To get the complete compensation you need to be made whole again after you have been in a St. Louis accident caused by another person's negligence, you must do the following:

  • Get the medical care you need. To start your case off right as well as your physical recovery from your injuries, it is important to get complete medical care for your injuries. That means getting prompt medical attention after the accident occurs, continuing with the appointments and referrals to specialists as directed by your doctors, and participating in your treatment. Your medical treatment is critical to understanding the extent of your pain and suffering, any potential for lasting disability, and the cost of getting you to your maximum medical recovery when you have been injured in an accident.
  • Hire the right accident lawyer. Perhaps one of the most critical responsibilities you hold as an accident victim is that of hiring an accident lawyer in St. Louis. If you were injured in an accident that another person caused, you will need an accident lawyer to work on your behalf to ensure all the legal requirements of your claim are met and negotiate a settlement on your behalf. Find an accident lawyer in St. Louis that you trust and who has experience working the type of accident case you are facing. Do your homework before hiring an accident lawyer, including learning about how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After hiring a great St. Louis accident lawyer like one of the lawyers of Burger Law, the onus is no longer on yourself to fight alone for your recovery. Your biggest charge is working with your lawyer and following their advice. To get the full recovery you deserve, your accident lawyer must be able to prove that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in St. Louis, Missouri, including showing that the defendant was negligent in their duty to keep you safe and that their negligence caused your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your accident claim, getting the settlement you deserve all comes down to success in negotiations. A skilled personal injury accident attorney can be the only thing protecting you from the dishonest tactics of the insurance companies in your St. Louis accident case. In the end, the amount of payment you receive in your accident claim depends on your lawyer's ability to demand and negotiate the compensation you need. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney demands complete payment for you using whatever channels necessary. Some cases with good faith insurance adjusters can be resolved fairly quickly and easily in initial negotiations, others may be resolved in mediation, and some go through the formal lawsuit process and could even go to trial. With decades of experience, your Burger Law accident lawyer is equipped to fight for you and demand justice for you and your family in a Missouri civil court trial if that is what it takes to get you a full recovery.

The most important things you can do after being injured in an accident are to get medical attention and contact an accident lawyer in St. Louis right away. Find a lawyer from a reputable St. Louis law firm like Burger Law who has an impressive track record of winning their clients maximum compensation in accident cases like yours and make sure they offer a free consultation so you can speak to them about your case before you make the decision to hire. Burger Law's St. Louis accident lawyers answer all your questions for free and will meet with you to understand the details of your case - and determine whether you have a claim that requires the representation of an accident lawyer - before you choose to hire us. Get the free case review now at (314) 500-HURT.

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Get the Recovery You Deserve with an Experienced St. Louis Accident Lawyer

When you are injured in an accident through no fault of your own, there is no time to waste. You have limited time to attempt to make a recovery under Missouri's statute of limitations and every second counts. The sooner you have a competent accident lawyer on your case, the better they will be able to build your case and negotiate on your behalf.

Our astute and accomplished accident lawyers in St. Louis are prepared to fight for your recovery every step of the way. Do not take the fight on alone. You deserve the great recovery you can only get with the help of a dedicated and diligent Burger Law accident lawyer. If you have been injured in a Missouri accident due to another person's negligence, speak to a St. Louis accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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