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Auto Crash Lawyer Columbia, MO

Auto Crash Lawyer in Columbia, MO. If you were injured because of somebody else's thoughtless actions, you deserve a financial recovery. Call a Burger Law auto crash lawyer in Columbia, MO right 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 causes you injuries, trust in the full force of Burger Law to get you justice. Burger Law's auto crash lawyer has won the injured residents of Columbia and Missouri more than $170 million in verdicts and settlements. We offer our clients our commitment, persistence, experience, talent, resources and over 70 years of combined experience winning cases in order to deliver the best possible financial recoveries for them. Our auto crash lawyer team has devoted their lives to preserving the rights of the injured and vulnerable in Columbia, MO. When you get hurt because someone else breaks the rules of the road, it can create unforeseen and terrible economic, physical and emotional hardships. We know how you feel. We have stood by Columbia, MO residents when no one else would. When you hire our Columbia, MO auto crash lawyer team, we get to work on your case right away and fight by your side throughout your case, from our original conversation until we win your case. We take care of all documentation, communication and litigation so that you can spend your energy on healing. We do not charge a thing until we win your case.

If you have been hurt because another driver, 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

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Phone: (314) 648-8348

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Do I Need a Columbia, MO Auto Crash Lawyer?

While you might not need an attorney for minor injuries that do not need much medical treatment, you absolutely need one with significant injuries or when they are problems in your case. Insurance companies employ a lot of tricks to avoid paying your claim, or to try and play down your damages or persuade you that your medical treatment is unnecessary. Columbia, MO insurance companies are afraid of us because they know we insist on only the best possible compensation. We stand up to bullies like resistant insurance companies to help protect your future.

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

  • Investigate your claim and acquire evidence, such as:
    • Photographs
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness depositions
    • Your medical records
  • Provide you with dependable and customized legal counsel
  • Use our network 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 trial when we do not secure a fair settlement in negotiations

You can be confident that Burger Law's auto crash lawyer team will tenaciously and passionately litigate your case and get you justice. We get started on your case the moment you hire us and work around the clock until we win you the full compensation you need to protect you and your family's future. We have committed our lives to helping the injured in Columbia, MO in their recovery and in becoming whole again. Call a Burger Law Columbia, MO auto crash lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT to talk over your case.

Common Types of Auto Crashes | Columbia, 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 conceive of. When a negligent driver gets behind the wheel, there is no telling the various ways they can make the Columbia, MO streets and highways hazardous for everyone. Some of the most common types of accidents our Columbia, MO auto crash lawyer sees are:

Whatever the type your wreck, you can be sure that your Columbia, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law will know precisely how to determine liability and hold the negligent parties accountable. We have over two decades almost three decades 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 Columbia, MO, we will start working on your case right away and fight for you from your initial case review to securing you the best possible financial recovery.

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

Compensation in auto accident claims should not just be for repairing your car. Car wreck injuries can carry an enormous physical and emotional toll and in order to truly recover you need fair and full compensation for every way your injury has affected you. In most cases, there are two kinds 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 evaluates 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 potential
  • Medical expenses, past and future, such as:
    • A Columbia, MO emergency room visit
    • Medications, for example 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 evaluation of economic damages is as easy as summing up medical bills, mechanics' bills and how much wages you lost out on. More significant injuries can be much more intricate. For instant, if you needed a knee replacement after your car crash, you will probably need a replacement at some point. Burger Law's auto crash lawyer team's team of Columbia, MO medical and economic experts will figure and demonstrate how often 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. Likewise, if you were a construction worker and can now no longer safely lift more than 20 pounds, that will significantly restrict your capacity to provide for your family in the future. Your Burger Law Columbia, MO auto crash lawyer will make sure that you are compensated for every penny of the financial impact your injury has had on your life.

Noneconomic Damages

Noneconomic damages are more difficult to calculate, 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 ability to enjoy life. Missouri Senate Bill 239 defines noneconomic damages as:

Your noneconomic damages will be greater 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 Columbia, MO jury to know how to quantify. At Burger Law, our Columbia, 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 appreciate exactly how disastrous an impact your car crash injuries have had on your life. You deserve the best possible financial recovery for the full scope 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 car accident claims. Punitive damages serve to punish the at-fault party and make them think twice before committing the same negligence again.Pursuant to Missouri Senate Bill 591, to recover 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 auto accident 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 recover them. We seek punitive damages when we sue drunk drivers so they know exactly how extreme their negligence was.

When you hire the Columbia, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law, we stand by your side and insist that you are awarded maximum 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 be reasonable and refuses to agree to a fair settlement in negotiations, we take the fight to court and use our excellent trial skills to secure you the recovery you require. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle collision because someone 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? | Columbia, MO Auto Crash Lawyer

Under 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 your accident transpired to file a claim. There are two noteworthy exceptions:

  1. If the person you are making a claim against resides in Missouri and temporarily leaves the state, the time they are not in 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 somebody else's thoughtless actions, the clock is already ticking. Do not delay in calling a Columbia, MO auto crash lawyer.

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

If you contributed to your accident, you may still be able to receive compensation under Missouri law. Missouri is a pure comparative fault state. That means that if you are found to be partially to blame for the accident, your compensation will be decreased by the percentage of blame you share. For example, if a jury awards you $100,000 for an accident, but determines that you were 30 percent at fault, the final amount your receive would be $70,000.

Burger Law knows the ins and outs of Missouri law better than anyone. We will fight hard to reduce the amount you are being blamed for the motor vehicle wreck and get you the best possible compensation you deserve.


Call A Burger Law Auto Crash Lawyer Today

Columbia, MO Auto Crash Lawyer | Burger Law

You should not have to pay the price when you are hurt because of someone else. Every auto crash lawyer at Burger Law is fully dedicated to the injured and vulnerable in Columbia, 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 alone. We will be by your side throughout your entire case and fight until there in nothing left to fight. Call a Columbia, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

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