We demand maximum compensation

Auto Crash Lawyer California, MO

Auto Crash Lawyer in California, MO. If you were injured because of another driver's negligent behavior, you deserve a financial recovery. Call a Burger Law auto crash lawyer in California, MO right away at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

One definition of "compensate" is to lessen something "unpleasant or unwelcome" through "exerting an opposite force." When another person 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 the injured residents of California and Missouri more than $170 million in verdicts and settlements. We offer our clients our commitment, persistence, expertise, talent, resources and almost 30 years of litigation and trial experience in order to secure the best possible compensation for them. Our auto crash lawyer team has dedicated their lives to safeguarding the rights of the injured and vulnerable in California, MO. When you are harmed because another driver breaks the rules of the road, it can create sudden and terrible financial, physical and emotional hardships. We know how you feel. We have stood by California, MO residents when they had no one else to turn to. When you hire our California, MO auto crash lawyer team, we start working on your case immediately and fight by your side throughout your case, from our initial consultation until you get the money you deserve. We oversee all documentation, communication and litigation so that you can spend your energy on your recovery. You owe us nothing until we win your claim.

If you have been harmed because somebody else broke the rules of the road, discover how much your claim may be worth by using our free personal injury calculator.



Chesterfield, MO

Chesterfield, MO

100 Chesterfield Business Pkwy
Suites 200-222
Chesterfield, MO 63005

By appointment only

Phone: (314) 648-8348

View Location


Do I Need a California, MO Auto Crash Lawyer?

While you may not need an attorney for minor scrapes and bruises, you certainly need one with severe injuries or when they are complexities to your case. Insurance companies implement a lot of tricks to avoid paying your claim, or to try and minimize your damages or convince you that your medical care is unnecessary. California, MO insurance companies are afraid of us because they know we insist on only the best possible financial recovery. We fight back against bullies like resistant insurance companies to help protect your future.

Other than confronting insurance companies, your Burger Law auto crash lawyer in California, MO will:

  • Investigate your case and collect evidence, such as:
    • Photographs
    • Surveillance video
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness depositions
    • Your medical records
  • Provide you with dependable and personalized legal guidance
  • Utilize our network of experts to help put your case together
  • Handle all communication, documentation, litigation and negotiations
  • Demand that you get a great settlement offer
  • Take your case to court when we do not secure a fair settlement in mediation

You can be sure that Burger Law's auto crash lawyer team will aggressively and passionately demand justice in your case. We get to work on your case the second you hire us and work around the clock until we secure the best possible financial recovery you need to protect you and your family's future. We have devoted our lives to helping the injured in California, MO in their recovery and in becoming whole again. Call a Burger Law California, MO auto crash lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT to talk through over your case.

Common Types of Auto Crashes | California, MO Auto Crash Lawyer

Every car crash is different, but we have experience investigating and litigating every type of auto crash you can imagine. When a negligent driver gets behind the wheel, there is no telling the countless ways they can make the California, MO roads unsafe for everyone. Some of the most common types of accidents our California, MO auto crash lawyer sees are:

Whatever the type your wreck, you can be confident that your California, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law will know exactly how to establish liability and hold the at-fault parties responsible. We have over 20 years 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 California, MO, we will start working on your case right away and fight by your side from your initial case review to winning you a great financial recovery.

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

Compensation in auto collision claims goes far beyond just repairing your vehicle. Car crash injuries can lead to an enormous physical and emotional toll and in order to truly recover you need fair and maximum compensation for each way your injury has impacted you and your loved ones. Typically, there are two types of damages you can be awarded in a personal injury claim:

Economic Damages

Economic damages are in essence compensation that can be objectively verified and do not change depending on how an insurance company or jury estimates them. Your Burger Law auto crash lawyer will help you collect compensation for:

  • Property damage, for example damage to your vehicle car
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning potential
  • Medical expenses, past and future, including:
    • A California, MO emergency room visit
    • Medications, such as prescribed pain killers
    • Physical therapy
    • Other doctor appointments
    • Special equipment such as crutches or a wheelchair
    • In-home care

In cases where injuries are not too severe the estimation of economic damages is as easy as summing up medical expenses, mechanics' bills and how much time you had to miss from work. More significant injuries can be much more intricate. For instant, if you needed a joint replacement after your vehicle crash, that will probably need to be replaced at some point. Burger Law's auto crash lawyer team's network of California, MO medical and economic experts will calculate and demonstrate how frequently you will need a new replacement and how much it will cost, adjusting for inflation. If you need special equipment such as a wheelchair, we will quantify how much money you will need for those replacements. Similarly, if you were a construction worker and can now no longer safely lift more than 20 pounds, that will notably diminish your ability to work in the future. Your Burger Law California, MO auto crash lawyer will make certain that you collect compensation for every penny of the financial impact your injury has had on you and your loved ones.

Noneconomic Damages

Noneconomic damages are tougher to calculate, and often collecting fair compensation for them will require the determination of a jury. They refer to the impact of your injuries on your emotional well-being and capacity to enjoy life. Missouri Senate Bill 239 defines noneconomic damages as:

Your noneconomic damages will be higher if you sustain 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 California, MO jury to know how to quantify. At Burger Law, our California, MO auto crash lawyer team consistently sharpens its trial skills and knows how to win over juries. We help juries relate to you as a person and acknowledge precisely how disastrous an impact your motor vehicle crash injuries have had on your life. You deserve the maximum financial recovery for the full scope of the consequences you have experienced due to your injury.

Punitive Damages

A third type of damages is not commonly awarded in personal injury and car collision claims. Punitive damages serve to punish the negligent party and deter them from committing the same negligence again.Pursuant to Missouri Senate Bill 591, to be awarded punitive damages your auto crash lawyer needs 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 the majority auto wreck cases you cannot prove that somebody intentionally harmed you. However, in cases of extreme recklessness such as drunk driving, it is possible to collect them. We seek punitive damages when we sue drunk drivers so they know exactly how extreme their negligence was.

When you hire the California, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law, we fight by your side and demand that you are awarded full compensation for every single one of your damages. We have over 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 will not see reason and will not agree to a fair settlement in mediation, we take the fight to trial and use our excellent trial skills to secure you the recovery you need. If you have been harmed in a motor vehicle collision because another person 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? | California, MO Auto Crash Lawyer

Pursuant to Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, all tort claims, including motor vehicle collision claims, have a statute of limitations of five years, so that you have five years from the date of your accident to file a claim. There are two significant exceptions:

  1. If the person you are making a claim against lives in Missouri and temporarily goes outside the state, the time they are not in state does not count towards the five years.
  2. If you or your loved one was under the age of 21 at the time of the accident, or was "mentally incapacitated," you have 5 years from the 21st birthday or the date the disability ends to file a claim.

If you were injured because of someone else's thoughtless actions, the clock is already ticking. Do not wait to talking to a California, MO auto crash lawyer.

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

If you contributed to your accident, you can still collect 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 collision, your compensation will be reduced by the percentage of blame you share. For instance, if a jury awards you $100,000 for an accident, but decides that you were 30 percent at fault, the final amount your receive would be $70,000.

Burger Law knows the complexities of Missouri law better than anyone. We will fight hard to lessen the amount of blame being placed on you and get you the maximum compensation you deserve.


Call A Burger Law Auto Crash Lawyer Today

California, MO Auto Crash Lawyer | Burger Law

You do not need to pay the price when you are hurt because of another person. Every auto crash lawyer at Burger Law is fully devoted to the injured and vulnerable in California, 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 through this by yourself. We will be in your corner every step of the away and fight until there in nothing left to fight. Call a California, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

Request a Free Consultation


“Gary and his team provided us with effective, efficient and highly professional service. Gary provides sound advice and is a trustworthy and ethical attorney. I highly recommend the team!”

David and Fran Schneider

Hurt? Hire Us Today or call (314) 500-HURT

Other Locations

Schema