We demand maximum compensation

Auto Crash Lawyer Cole County, MO

Auto Crash Lawyer in Cole County, MO. If you were injured because of someone else's negligent behavior, you deserve a financial recovery. Call a Burger Law auto crash lawyer in Cole County, 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 somebody 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 Cole County and Missouri over $170 million in verdicts and settlements. We offer our clients our commitment, persistence, experience, talent, resources and over 70 years of combined litigation and trial experience in order to deliver full financial recoveries for them. Our auto crash lawyer team has dedicated their lives to safeguarding the rights of the injured and vulnerable in Cole County, MO. When you get hurt because another driver breaks the rules of the road, it can create immediate and terrible economic, physical and emotional hardships. We know how you feel. We have stood by Cole County, MO residents when they had no one else to turn to. When you hire our Cole County, MO auto crash lawyer team, we start working on your case straight away and fight by your side the entire way, from our initial case evaluation until we win your case. We take care of all documentation, communication and litigation so that you can spend your energy on your recovery. You owe us nothing until you are compensated.

If you have been hurt because somebody else broke the rules of the road, see how much your injuries 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 Cole County, 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 complications in your case. Insurance companies use a lot of tricks to avoid paying your claim, or to try and reduce your damages or convince you that your medical care is unnecessary. Cole County, MO insurance companies are afraid of us because they know we demand only the best compensation. We push back against bullies like resistant insurance companies in order to help protect your future.

Apart from dealing with insurance companies, your Burger Law auto crash lawyer in Cole County, MO will:

  • Investigate your claim and gather evidence, such as:
    • Photographs
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness statements
    • Your medical records
  • Offer you trustworthy and customized legal advice
  • Utilize our team of experts to help build your case
  • Handle all communication, documentation, litigation and negotiations
  • Demand that you collect a great settlement offer
  • Take your case to court when we do not secure a fair settlement in mediation

You can trust in Burger Law's auto crash lawyer team to aggressively and vigorously demand justice in your case. We start working on your case the second you hire us and work relentlessly until we get you the maximum compensation you need to protect you and your family's future. We have dedicated our lives to helping the injured in Cole County, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Call a Burger Law Cole County, MO auto crash lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT to talk through over your case.

Common Types of Auto Crashes | Cole County, MO Auto Crash Lawyer

No two car collision are exactly the same, but we have experience investigating and litigating every type of auto crash you can imagine. When a reckless driver gets behind the wheel, there is no telling the copious ways they can make the Cole County, MO roadways hazardous for everyone. Some of the most common types of accidents our Cole County, MO auto crash lawyer sees are:

Whatever the cause of your crash, you can be confident that your Cole County, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law will know precisely how to determine liability and hold the to blame 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 Cole County, MO, we will start working on your case right away and fight on your behalf from your initial case evaluation to winning you a full financial recovery.

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

Compensation in auto crash claims should not be limited to repairing your vehicle. Car collision injuries can lead to a colossal physical and emotional toll and in order to genuinely recover you need fair and maximum compensation for every way your injury has impacted your life. In most cases, there are two kinds of damages you can recover in a personal injury claim:

Economic Damages

Economic damages are basically 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, such as damage to your vehicle car
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning potential
  • Medical expenses, past and future, including:
    • A Cole County, MO emergency room visit
    • Medications, for instance prescribed pain killers
    • Physical rehabilitation
    • Other doctor appointments
    • Special equipment such as crutches or a wheelchair
    • In-home care

In cases where injuries are not too severe the valuation of economic damages is as easy as totaling medical expenses, mechanics' bills and how much time you had to miss from work. More severe injuries can be much more complicated. For instant, if you needed a hip replacement after your vehicle collision, that will probably need to be replaced at some point. Burger Law's auto crash lawyer team's team of Cole County, 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 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 can now no longer safely lift more than 20 pounds, that will notably decrease your capacity to work in the future. Your Burger Law Cole County, MO auto crash lawyer will ensure that you are compensated for every nickel of the financial impact your injury has had on your life.

Noneconomic Damages

Noneconomic damages are more difficult to calculate, and often recovering fair compensation for them will require the determination of a jury. They compensate 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 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 Cole County, MO jury to know how to put a number on. At Burger Law, our Cole County, 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 human being and recognize precisely how devastating an impact your auto crash injuries have had on your life. You deserve the best possible 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 infrequently awarded in personal injury and auto collision claims. Punitive damages serve to punish the negligent party and make them reconsider before committing the same negligence again.According to Missouri Senate Bill 591, to receive punitive damages your auto crash lawyer must:

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 motor vehicle crash 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 dangerous their actions were.

When you hire the Cole County, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law, we stand by your side and demand that you receive full compensation for all of your damages. We have over 70 years of combined experience standing up to bullies like resistant insurance companies that refuse to pay you what you are owed. When the defendant refuses to see reason and refuses to agree to a fair settlement in mediation, we take the fight in front of a judge and jury and use our excellent trial skills to get you the recovery you require. 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? | Cole County, MO Auto Crash Lawyer

According to Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, all tort claims, including auto accident claims, have a statute of limitations of five years. That means that you have five years from the date your accident occurred to file a claim. There are two important exceptions:

  1. If the defendant resides in Missouri and temporarily goes outside the state, the time they are out of state does not count against the five years.
  2. If you or your loved one was under the age of 21 when the accident occurred, 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 another person's negligent behavior, the clock is already ticking. There's no time to wait before calling a Cole County, MO auto crash lawyer.

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

If you were partially to blame 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 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 finds that you were 30 percent at fault, your final compensation 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 full compensation you are owed.


Call A Burger Law Auto Crash Lawyer Today

Cole County, MO Auto Crash Lawyer | Burger Law

You do not need to pay when you are hurt because of another driver. Every auto crash lawyer at Burger Law is fully committed to the injured and vulnerable in Cole County, MO and does everything possible to get them the results they deserve. Our clients are important to us, and so do their cases. You do not have to go through this by yourself. We will be in your corner throughout your entire case and fight until there in nothing left to fight. Call a Cole County, 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