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Auto Crash Lawyer Franklin County, MO

Auto Crash Lawyer in Franklin County, MO. If you were hurt because of someone else's careless actions, you deserve financial compensation. Call a Burger Law auto crash lawyer in Franklin County, MO straight away at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

One definition of "compensate" is to reduce something "unpleasant or unwelcome" by "exerting an opposite force." When somebody else causes you injuries, you can depend on the full force of Burger Law to make things right. Burger Law's auto crash lawyer has won the injured residents of Franklin County and Missouri over $170 million in verdicts and settlements. We offer our clients our commitment, resolve, experience, talent, resources and almost 30 years of experience winning cases in order to secure full financial recoveries for them. Our auto crash lawyer team has committed their lives to preserving the rights of the injured and vulnerable in Franklin County, MO. When you are harmed because another driver breaks the rules of the road, it can lead to a lot of confusion, uncertainty and anger. We know how you feel. We have stood by Franklin County, MO residents when they had no one else to turn to. When you hire our Franklin County, MO auto crash lawyer team, we begin working on your case at once and fight by your side throughout your case, from our first conversation until you get the money you need to move forward. We handle all documentation, communication and litigation so that you can focus on your recovery. You owe us nothing until you are compensated.

If you have been harmed because of someone else's thoughtless actions, find out 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 Franklin County, MO Auto Crash Lawyer?

While you might not need an attorney for minor scrapes and bruises, you definitely need one with severe 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 reduce your damages or convince you that your medical treatment is unnecessary. Franklin County, MO insurance companies are afraid of us because they know we demand only the best compensation. We fight 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 Franklin County, MO will:

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

You can trust in Burger Law's auto crash lawyer team to aggressively and zealously litigate your case and get you justice. We get started on your case the instant you hire us and work tirelessly until we win you the maximum financial recovery you need to protect you and your family's future. We have committed our lives to helping the injured in Franklin County, MO in their recovery and in becoming whole again. Call a Burger Law Franklin County, MO auto crash lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT to talk over your case.

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

Every car wreck is different, 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 various ways they can make the Franklin County, MO roadways unsafe for everyone. Some of the most common types of accidents our Franklin County, MO auto crash lawyer sees are:

Whatever the cause of your accident, you can be sure that your Franklin County, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law will know exactly how to establish liability and hold the at-fault parties accountable. We have over 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 Franklin County, MO, we will start working on your case right away and fight on your behalf from your initial consultation to securing you a full financial recovery.

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

Compensation in auto collision claims goes far beyond just fixing your vehicle. Car wreck injuries can cause an immense physical and emotional toll and in order to really recover you need fair and full compensation for every way your injury has impacted you and your loved ones. In most cases, there are two types of damages you can be awarded in a personal injury case:

Economic Damages

Economic damages are basically compensation for the financial losses you have sustained because of your accident, 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 capacity
  • Medical expenses, past and future, including:
    • A Franklin County, MO emergency room visit
    • Medications, such as 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 totaling medical expenses, mechanics' bills and how much time you had to miss from work. More serious injuries can be much more complicated. For example, if you needed a joint replacement after your auto collision, that will likely need to be replaced at some point. Burger Law's auto crash lawyer team's network of Franklin County, MO medical and economic experts will work out and demonstrate how often 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 quantify how much money you will need for those replacements. Likewise, if you were a warehouse worker and can now no longer safely lift more than 20 pounds, that will severely diminish your ability to provide for your family in the future. Your Burger Law Franklin County, MO auto crash lawyer will make certain that you collect compensation for every dollar of the financial impact your injury has had on your life.

Noneconomic Damages

Noneconomic damages are harder to quantify, and often recovering full 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 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 Franklin County, MO jury to know how to quantify. At Burger Law, our Franklin County, MO auto crash lawyer team constantly looks to imporove its trial skills and knows how to get juries to see things from your point of view. We help juries relate to you as a person and acknowledge exactly how disastrous an impact your motor vehicle crash injuries have had on your life. You deserve the maximum 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 seldom awarded in personal injury and car wreck 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 recover punitive damages your auto crash lawyer has 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 most motor vehicle collision cases it is difficult to 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 extreme their negligence was.

When you hire the Franklin County, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law, we fight on your behalf and demand that you get full compensation for all of your damages. We have more than 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 will not agree to a fair settlement in mediation, we take the fight to trial and use our great trial skills to win you the recovery you require. If you have been hurt in a motor vehicle crash 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? | Franklin County, MO Auto Crash Lawyer

Under Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, all personal injury claims, including auto crash 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 important exceptions:

  1. If the defendant is a resident of the state of 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 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 reckless behavior, the clock is already ticking. Do not delay in getting in touch with a Franklin County, MO auto crash lawyer.

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

If you were partially to blame for your accident, you can still recover 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 crash, your compensation will be lowered by the percentage of blame you share. For instance, if a jury awards you $100,000 for an accident, but determines that you were 30 percent at fault, your final compensation would be $70,000.

Burger Law knows the complexities of Missouri law better than anyone. We will fight hard to minimize 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

Franklin County, MO Auto Crash Lawyer | Burger Law

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

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