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Auto Crash Lawyer Bates City, MO

Auto Crash Lawyer in Bates City, MO. If you were injured because of someone else's negligent actions, you have a right to a financial recovery. Call a Burger Law auto crash lawyer in Bates City, MO today at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

One definition of "compensate" is to lessen something "unpleasant or unwelcome" by "exerting an opposite force." When someone else causes you injuries, you can count on the full force of Burger Law to get you justice. Burger Law's auto crash lawyer has won injured individuals and families of Bates City and Missouri more than $170 million in verdicts and settlements. We offer our clients our dedication, perseverance, experience, talent, resources and over 70 years of combined experience winning cases in order to secure full financial recoveries for them. Our auto crash lawyer team has devoted their lives to protecting the rights of the injured and vulnerable in Bates City, MO. When you get hurt because somebody else breaks the rules of the road, it can create sudden and terrible economic, physical and emotional hardships. We know how you feel. We have stood by Bates City, MO residents when they had no one else to turn to. When you hire our Bates City, MO auto crash lawyer team, we start working on your case immediately and fight by your side the entire way, from our first case review until you get the money you deserve. We handle all documentation, communication and litigation so that you can spend your energy on healing. We do not charge a thing until we win your claim.

If you have been harmed because someone else, see how much your claim may be worth by using our free personal injury calculator.



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Chesterfield, MO

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Chesterfield, MO 63005

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Phone: (314) 648-8348

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Do I Need a Bates City, MO Auto Crash Lawyer?

While you might not need an attorney for minor scrapes and bruises, you certainly need one with serious injuries or when they are complexities to your claim. Insurance companies implement a lot of tricks to avoid paying your claim, or to try and belittle your damages or convince you that your medical care is unnecessary. Bates City, MO insurance companies are afraid of us because they know we demand only the best possible compensation. We fight back against bullies like resistant insurance companies in order to help protect your future.

Besides dealing with insurance companies, your Burger Law auto crash lawyer in Bates City, MO will:

  • Investigate your case and collect evidence, such as:
    • Pictures
    • Surveillance video
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness depositions
    • Your medical records
  • Provide you with trustworthy and customized legal counsel
  • Make use of our network of experts to help put your case together
  • Handle all communication, documentation, litigation and negotiations
  • Insist that you get a great settlement offer
  • Take your case in front of a judge and jury when we do not secure a fair settlement in mediation

You can trust in Burger Law's auto crash lawyer team to tenaciously and zealously demand justice in your case. We get started on your case the moment you hire us and work tirelessly until we win you the maximum financial recovery you need to safeguard you and your family's future. We have committed our lives to helping the injured in Bates City, MO in their recovery and in becoming whole again. Call a Burger Law Bates City, MO auto crash lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT to discuss over your case.

Common Types of Auto Crashes | Bates City, MO Auto Crash Lawyer

No two car collision are exactly the same, but we have experience winning cases in every type of auto crash you can think of. When a reckless driver gets behind the wheel, there is no telling the copious ways they can make the Bates City, MO streets and highways dangerous for everyone. Some of the most frequent accidents our Bates City, MO auto crash lawyer sees are:

Whatever the type your collision, you can be sure that your Bates City, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law will know exactly how to ascertain liability and hold the at-fault parties accountable. We have more than two decades almost 30 years of experience with Missouri law and know every trick insurance companies use to avoid paying claims. When you hire a Burger Law auto crash lawyer in Bates City, MO, we will start working on your case right away and fight for you from your initial case evaluation to winning you a great financial recovery.

What Compensation Will My Bates City, MO Auto Crash Lawyer Recover for Me?

Compensation in auto accident claims goes far beyond just fixing your vehicle. Car wreck injuries can lead to a colossal physical and emotional toll and in order to truly recover you need fair and full compensation for every way your injury has affected your life. Typically, there are two types of damages you can recover in a personal injury case:

Economic Damages

Economic damages are fundamentally compensation that can be objectively verified and do not change based on how an insurance company or jury assesses them. Your Burger Law auto crash lawyer will help you receive compensation for:

  • Property damage, such as damage to your vehicle car
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Medical expenses, past and future, such as:
    • A Bates City, MO emergency room visit
    • Medications, such as prescribed pain killers
    • Physical therapy
    • Follow-up appointments
    • Assistive devices such as crutches or a wheelchair
    • In-home nursing

In cases where injuries are not too severe the evaluation of economic damages is as easy as summing up medical expenses, mechanics' bills and how much time you had to miss from work. More severe injuries can be much more intricate. For instant, if you needed a knee replacement after your vehicle collision, that will probably need to be replaced at some point. Burger Law's auto crash lawyer team's group of Bates City, MO medical and economic experts will figure and demonstrate how often you will need a new replacement and how much it will cost, accounting for inflation. If you need assistive devices such as a wheelchair, we will determine how much money you will require for those replacements. Likewise, if you were a construction worker and is not able to lift more than 20 pounds, that will significantly limit your capacity to make a living in the future. Your Burger Law Bates City, MO auto crash lawyer will make sure that you collect compensation for every penny of the financial impact your injury has had on you.

Noneconomic Damages

Noneconomic damages are tougher to quantify, and often receiving maximum compensation for them will require the judgment of a jury. They refer to the impact of your injuries on your emotional well-being and ability to enjoy life. Missouri Senate Bill 239 defines noneconomic damages as:

Your noneconomic damages will be higher if you have a "catastrophic personal injury," which Missouri Senate Bill 239 defines as:

  • Quadriplegia, or losing function of all four limbs
  • Paraplegia, or losing function of two limbs
  • Loss of two or more limbs
  • A brain injury that results in permanent cognitive impairment
  • An injury that causes irreversible failure to one or more major organs
  • An injury that results in legal blindness

Noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering are often difficult for a Bates City, MO jury to know how to quantify. At Burger Law, our Bates City, MO auto crash lawyer team consistently hones its trial skills and knows how to win over juries. We help juries relate to you as a human being and appreciate exactly how catastrophic an impact your motor vehicle crash injuries have had on your life. You deserve a full financial recovery for the full scope of the consequences you have experienced because of your injury.

Punitive Damages

A third type of damages is not commonly awarded in personal injury and motor vehicle crash claims. Punitive damages serve to punish the at-fault party and deter them from committing the same negligence again.According to Missouri Senate Bill 591, to collect punitive damages your auto crash lawyer has to:

prove by clear and convincing evidence that the defendant intentionally harmed the plaintiff without just cause or acted with a deliberate and flagrant disregard for the safety of others.

In most motor vehicle wreck cases you cannot prove that somebody intentionally harmed you. However, in cases of extreme recklessness such as drunk driving, it is possible to recover them. We seek punitive damages when we sue drunk drivers so they know exactly how extreme their negligence was.

When you hire the Bates City, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law, we fight on your behalf and demand that you are awarded maximum compensation for all of your damages. We have more than 70 years of combined experience standing up to bullies like resistant insurance companies that do not want to pay you what you are owed. When the defendant refuses to see reason and will not agree to a fair settlement in negotiations, we take the fight in front of a judge and jury and use our great trial skills to secure you the recovery you require. If you have been harmed in a motor vehicle wreck because somebody else broke the rules of the road, call Burger Law immediately at (314) 500-HURT.

How Long Do I Have to File a Car Accident Claim? | Bates City, MO Auto Crash Lawyer

Under Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, all personal injury claims, including motor vehicle accident claims, have a statute of limitations of five years. That means that you have five years from the date your accident happened to file a claim. There are two notable exceptions:

  1. If the defendant is a resident of the state of Missouri and temporarily leaves the state, the time they are out of state does not count towards the five years.
  2. If you or your family member was under the age of 21 at the time of the accident, or was "mentally incapacitated," you have 5 years from the the date you turn 21 or the date the disability ends to file a claim.

If you were injured because of another person's thoughtless behavior, the clock is already ticking. Do not delay in calling a Bates City, MO auto crash lawyer.

What if the Accident Was Partially My Fault? | Bates City, MO Auto Crash Lawyer

If you were partially at fault for your accident, you can still recover compensation under Missouri law. Missouri is a pure comparative fault state. That means that if you are found to be partially at fault for the wreck, your compensation will be reduced by the percentage of blame you share. For example, if a jury awards you $100,000 for an accident, but discovers that you were 30 percent at fault, your final financial recovery would be $70,000.

Burger Law knows the ins and outs of Missouri law better than anyone. We will fight hard to minimize the amount of blame being placed on you and get you the best possible compensation you are owed.


Call A Burger Law Auto Crash Lawyer Today

Bates City, MO Auto Crash Lawyer | Burger Law

You do not need to pay when you are injured because of someone else. Every auto crash lawyer at Burger Law is fully committed to the injured and vulnerable in Bates City, MO and does everything possible to get them the results they deserve. Our clients matter to us, and so do their cases. You do not have to go it by yourself. We will be in your corner throughout your entire case and fight until there in nothing left to fight. Call a Bates City, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

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