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Auto Crash Lawyer Festus, MO

Auto Crash Lawyer in Festus, MO. If you were hurt because of somebody else's reckless actions, you have a right to financial compensation. Call a Burger Law auto crash lawyer in Festus, 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 driver causes you injuries, trust in the full force of Burger Law to make things right. Burger Law's auto crash lawyer has won the injured residents of Festus and Missouri over $170 million in verdicts and settlements. We offer our clients our commitment, aggressive representation, knowledge, talent, resources and almost 30 years of experience winning cases in order to secure the best possible compensation for them. Our auto crash lawyer team has dedicated their lives to preserving the rights of the injured and vulnerable in Festus, MO. When you are harmed because someone else 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 Festus, MO residents when no one else would. When you hire our Festus, MO auto crash lawyer team, we get to work on your case right away and fight by your side the entire way, from our original case review until you get the money you deserve. 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 you are compensated.

If you have been harmed because of another driver's recklessness, find out how much your injuries may be worth by using our free personal injury calculator.



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Chesterfield, MO

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Suites 200-222
Chesterfield, MO 63005

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Phone: (314) 648-8348

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Do I Need a Festus, MO Auto Crash Lawyer?

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

In addition to dealing with insurance companies, your Burger Law auto crash lawyer in Festus, MO will:

  • Investigate your case and gather evidence, such as:
    • Pictures
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness statements
    • Your medical records
  • Offer you trustworthy and personalized legal counsel
  • Make use of our team of experts to help put your case together
  • Handle all communication, documentation, litigation and negotiations
  • Demand that you recover a fair settlement offer
  • Take your case to trial when we do not secure a fair settlement in negotiations

You can trust in Burger Law's auto crash lawyer team to tenaciously and zealously demand justice in your case. We begin working on your case the moment you hire us and work around the clock until we secure the best possible compensation you need to safeguard you and your family's future. We have devoted our lives to helping the injured in Festus, MO in their recovery and in becoming whole again. Call a Burger Law Festus, MO auto crash lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT to discuss over your case.

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

Every car crash is unique, 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 countless manners in which they can make the Festus, MO roads hazardous for everyone. Some of the most frequent accidents our Festus, MO auto crash lawyer sees are:

Whatever the type your accident, you can be sure that your Festus, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law will know precisely how to ascertain liability and hold the to blame parties responsible. We have more than 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 Festus, MO, we will start working on your case right away and fight on your behalf from your initial case review to getting you a full financial recovery.

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

Compensation in auto crash claims should not be limited to repairing your car. Car accident injuries can carry an immense physical and emotional toll and in order to really recover you need fair and maximum compensation for each way your injury has affected you. In general, there are two categories of damages you can be awarded in a personal injury case:

Economic Damages

Economic damages are essentially 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, such as damage to your vehicle car
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Medical expenses, past and future, such as:
    • A Festus, 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 care

In cases where injuries are not too severe the valuation of economic damages is as easy as totaling medical bills, car repair costs and how much wages you lost out on. More grave injuries can be much more complicated. For example, if you needed a joint replacement after your auto wreck, that will probably need to be replaced at some point. Burger Law's auto crash lawyer team's network of Festus, MO medical and economic experts will work out and demonstrate how frequently 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 quantify 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 severely decrease your capacity to work in the future. Your Burger Law Festus, MO auto crash lawyer will make sure that you receive compensation for every dime of the financial consequences your injury has had on you and your loved ones.

Noneconomic Damages

Noneconomic damages are tougher to calculate, and often collecting maximum 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 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 Festus, MO jury to know how to quantify. At Burger Law, our Festus, MO auto crash lawyer team consistently looks to imporove its trial skills and knows how to get juries to see things from your perspective. We help juries relate to you as a human being and see exactly how catastrophic 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 due to your injury.

Punitive Damages

A third type of damages is infrequently awarded in personal injury and auto wreck claims. Punitive damages serve to punish the at-fault party and deter them from committing the same negligence again.Pursuant to Missouri Senate Bill 591, to collect 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 most car collision cases you cannot prove that somebody intentionally harmed you. However, in cases of extreme recklessness such as drunk driving, they can often be awarded. We seek punitive damages when we sue drunk drivers so they know exactly how dangerous their behavior was.

When you hire the Festus, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law, we fight by your side and demand that you get 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 you deserve. When the defendant will not be reasonable and will not agree to a fair settlement in negotiations, we take the fight to trial and use our excellent trial skills to get you the recovery you require. If you have been injured in a car 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? | Festus, MO Auto Crash Lawyer

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

  1. If the defendant lives in Missouri and temporarily goes outside 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 21st birthday or the date the disability ends to file a claim.

If you were injured because of another person's negligent actions, the clock is already ticking. There's no time to wait before talking to a Festus, MO auto crash lawyer.

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

If you were partially at fault for your accident, you can still receive 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 diminished 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 complexities of Missouri law better than anyone. We will fight hard to reduce the amount of blame being placed on you and get you the best possible compensation you deserve.


Call A Burger Law Auto Crash Lawyer Today

Festus, MO Auto Crash Lawyer | Burger Law

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

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