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Auto Crash Lawyer Clayton, MO

Auto Crash Lawyer in Clayton, MO. If you were injured because of somebody else's reckless behavior, you are rightfully owed financial compensation. Call a Burger Law auto crash lawyer in Clayton, MO straight away 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 another person injures you, trust in the full force of Burger Law to get you justice. Burger Law's auto crash lawyer has won injured individuals and families of Clayton and Missouri more than $170 million in verdicts and settlements. We offer our clients our commitment, perseverance, experience, skills, resources and more than 70 years of combined litigation and trial experience in order to deliver full compensation for them. Our auto crash lawyer team has committed their lives to preserving the rights of the injured and vulnerable in Clayton, MO. When you are harmed because another person breaks the rules of the road, it can create unexpected and terrible economic, physical and emotional hardships. We know how you feel. We have stood by Clayton, MO residents when no one else would. When you hire our Clayton, MO auto crash lawyer team, we start working on your case right away and fight by your side the entire way, from our first conversation until we win your case. We oversee all documentation, communication and litigation so that you can spend your energy on recovering. We do not charge a thing until we win your case.

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



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Do I Need a Clayton, MO Auto Crash Lawyer?

While you might not need an attorney for minor injuries that do not need much medical treatment, you definitely need one with significant injuries or when they are complications in your claim. Insurance companies use a lot of tricks to avoid paying your claim, or to try and minimize your damages or convince you that your medical treatment is unnecessary. Clayton, MO insurance companies are afraid of us because they know we settle for only the best possible financial recovery. We push back against bullies like resistant insurance companies to help protect your future.

Besides fighting insurance companies, your Burger Law auto crash lawyer in Clayton, MO will:

  • Investigate your case and obtain evidence, such as:
    • Photographs
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness statements
    • Your medical records
  • Provide you with sound and personalized legal counsel
  • Use our network of experts to help put your case together
  • Handle all communication, documentation, litigation and negotiations
  • Demand that you receive a great settlement offer
  • Take your case in front of a judge and jury when we do not secure a fair settlement in negotiations

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

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

No two car wreck are exactly the same, but we have experience investigating and litigating every type of auto crash you can conceive of. When a negligent driver gets behind the wheel, there is no telling the various manners in which they can make the Clayton, MO streets and highways risky for everyone. Some of the most common types of accidents our Clayton, MO auto crash lawyer sees are:

Whatever the type your crash, you can be sure that your Clayton, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law will know precisely how to establish 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 Clayton, MO, we will start working on your case right away and fight by your side from your initial consultation to winning you a full financial recovery.

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

Compensation in auto wreck claims should not be limited to repairing your vehicle. Car collision injuries can cause an enormous physical and emotional toll and in order to really recover you need fair and full compensation for every way your injury has impacted your life. In general, there are two categories of damages you can receive in a personal injury claim:

Economic Damages

Economic damages are essentially compensation that can be objectively verified and do not change based 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 Clayton, MO emergency room visit
    • Medications, for example prescribed pain killers
    • Physical rehabilitation
    • Follow-up 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 bills, car repair costs and how much time you had to miss from work. More significant injuries can be much more complex. For example, if you needed a knee replacement after your vehicle crash, you will likely need a replacement at some point. Burger Law's auto crash lawyer team's team of Clayton, MO medical and economic experts will figure and demonstrate how frequently you will need a new replacement and how much it will cost, adjusting for inflation. If you need assistive devices such as a wheelchair, we will compute 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 decrease your capacity to work in the future. Your Burger Law Clayton, MO auto crash lawyer will make sure that you collect compensation for every nickel of the financial consequences your injury has had on you.

Noneconomic Damages

Noneconomic damages are harder to quantify, and often recovering maximum compensation for them will require the judgment of a jury. They recompense you for 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 Clayton, MO jury to know how to quantify. At Burger Law, our Clayton, MO auto crash lawyer team consistently hones its trial skills and knows how to get juries to see things from your perspective. We help juries relate to you as a person and acknowledge precisely how catastrophic an impact your car crash injuries have had on your life. You deserve a great financial recovery for the full extent of the consequences you have experienced as a result of your injury.

Punitive Damages

A third type of damages is rarely awarded in personal injury and motor vehicle wreck claims. Punitive damages serve to punish the negligent party and make them think twice before 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 crash cases it is difficult to 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 Clayton, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law, we stand by your side and insist that you receive complete compensation for all 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 be reasonable and refuses to agree to a fair settlement in negotiations, we take the fight to court and use our great trial skills to win you the recovery you need. If you have been injured in a auto 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? | Clayton, MO Auto Crash Lawyer

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

  1. If the person you are making a claim against 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 less than 21 years old when the accident transpired, 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 someone else's reckless behavior, the clock is already ticking. Do not delay in reaching out to a Clayton, MO auto crash lawyer.

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

If you were partially at fault for your accident, you may still be able to be awarded compensation under Missouri law. Missouri is a pure comparative fault state. Meaning that if you are found to be partially at fault for the accident, 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 intricacies of Missouri law better than anyone. We will fight hard to reduce the amount you are being blamed for the auto accident and get you the maximum compensation you deserve.


Call A Burger Law Auto Crash Lawyer Today

Clayton, MO Auto Crash Lawyer | Burger Law

You do not need to pay when you are hurt because of someone else. Every auto crash lawyer at Burger Law is entirely dedicated to the injured and vulnerable in Clayton, 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 by your side every step of the away and fight until there in nothing left to fight. Call a Clayton, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

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