Auto Accident Lawyer Missouri & Illinois
Are you looking for someone to fight for you? Burger Law provides experienced legal representation.
Auto Accident Lawyers. When you are injured in a car or truck crash, it is essential to focus on recovery and your personal well being. You should not have to be worried about your family or your job, but getting treatment for any injuries. You should not have to be concerned about fighting your insurance company for the care you need, or worrying about whether you are going to get the financial recovery you deserve for the car accident. Burger Law’s auto accident attorneys in St. Louis, MO, and Illinois are ready and willing to discuss your case. Contact one of our lawyers now for more information.
Gary Burger and the Burger Law team are prepared to fight for your rights and ensure that you get the total amount of the recovery you need. An auto accident can cause serious ramifications for victims and their families. It is our job at Burger Law to help victims win compensation and get back to a normal life.
The last thing on your mind should be worrying about court dates or legal jargon. Our auto accident lawyers help victims and their families get back on their feet. This may include full-service legal representation, guidance, and managing financial difficulties after a crash. Do not hesitate to call one of our car accident lawyers today to get more information about our services.
If you need an experienced and dedicated legal team to fight for your car accident claim, call or contact our Car Accident Attorneys. You will not be charged with any legal fees unless we successfully win your claim, and we always fight to ensure our clients get 100% of the recovery they need.
What To Do After an Auto Accident
If you have been in an auto accident, one of the most important things you can do is get legal representation. The most common causes of auto accidents include the following:
- Distracted Driving and Texting
- DUI / DWI
- Failing to Yield
- Hit and Runs
- Reckless Driving
- Construction Zones
- Rain or Bad Weather
If you are unfortunate to fall victim to an auto accident, the most important thing you can do is to contact a local auto accident attorney. Usually, a lawyer will be assigned to your case and investigation will begin. Medical records, crash reports, eye-witness testimonies, and other information is incredibly important. Luckily, our team are available to help you from the beginning.
You should prioritize wellness above all else. A police report, a party’s information, proof of injury, and evidence is paramount for settling a car accident case. You can read more about this in our FAQ about information you need to collect after an auto accident
Auto Crash Claims
At Burger Law, we believe that results matter. Our clients want to know that we are giving 100% to a case and win a reasonable settlement on their behalf. Below are a few recent examples of auto accident settlements we have won for clients:
- $200,000 Accident Settlement
- Tonya’s Truck Accident Mediation
- $90,000 Settlement after Car Accident
- Head on Collision
- Rear End Accident Leads to $35,000 recovery
Need Assistance With Your Auto Accident Case?
Your entire life can change if you or a family member have been in an auto accident. Below are a handful of resources created by our auto accident lawyers. View a web version of What to Do After a Car Accident book here.
Knowledge is power. The more you know about what to do after an auto accident, the more prepared you will be if you are ever in that situation. However, you do have a lifeline with the Burger Law team. Our Auto Accident Lawyers in the [zip] area are here to help. According to the IIHS, more than 33,000 people die each year in car crashes. If you have lost someone due to a crash, contact us immediately.
Common Types of Car Accidents and Injuries
Car Accidents happen for a variety of reasons, and negligence on the part of one or both of the drivers is typically the cause of the accident. According to the Missouri Highway State Patrol, there were many different types of car accidents, of which 22,474 involved speeding, 5,976 involved Alcohol, 32,763 involved younger drivers, 42,747 involved older drivers, 12,082 involved a commercial vehicle, and 2,253 involved motorcycles.
Texting and driving, alcohol, drugs, speeding, and bad weather all contribute to accidents. Icy roads contribute to a large portion of fatalities — annually, there are nearly 2,000 deaths caused by icy roads. Texting is also reportedly worse than drunk driving, according to CNBC.
Being a diligent driver better protects you against the chance of an accident happening. Drinking and driving is never acceptable, neither is texting and driving. Burger Law’s auto accident lawyers will help you recover damages if we can, but it starts with you being safe. You do not have to handle an auto accident on your own.
If you initially tried to settle the case yourself, but are not getting what you are owed, call our auto accident attorneys now. We do not charge you anything unless we win your claim for you.
It is very important to gather evidence. Typically, this would include:
- Medical bills and records, x-rays, and a doctor’s report.
- Witness testimonies, photos of the accident, and police reports.
- Evidence of a loss of quality of life. You should track any pain and suffering, lost earning opportunities, and other negative effects after an accident.
Preserving this information now will help solidify your claim later when you are using evidence to get what you are owed.
There are a number of different injuries that are common in car wrecks. This includes whiplash, concussions, broken bones, internal trauma, back issues, spine and neck problems, and others. It is essential to get medical attention as soon as possible after an accident. Doing so provides evidence for proving an auto accident claim.
Contact Burger Law’s auto accident lawyers in St. Louis, MO, now for a free case consultation. Burger Law’s car accident lawyers will actually speak to you about how we can help.
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- I settled a case on Thursday November 17, 2016 at mediation. We had $5,000 in paid medical and settled the case for $26,000. We also had a significant settlement in medical payment benefits and were able to get our...Continue Reading