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Auto Crash Lawyer Independence, MO

Auto Crash Lawyer in Independence, MO. If you were hurt because of another driver's reckless behavior, you deserve a financial recovery. Call a Burger Law auto crash lawyer in Independence, MO right away at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

One definition of "compensate" is to diminish something "unpleasant or unwelcome" through "exerting an opposite force." When somebody else injures you, trust in the full force of Burger Law to get you justice. Burger Law's auto crash lawyer has won the injured residents of Independence and Missouri over $170 million in verdicts and settlements. We offer our clients our dedication, aggressive representation, experience, skills, resources and almost 30 years of litigation and trial experience in order to secure full financial recoveries for them. Our auto crash lawyer team has devoted their lives to protecting the rights of the injured and vulnerable in Independence, MO. When you are injured because another person 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 Independence, MO residents when they had no one else to turn to. When you hire our Independence, MO auto crash lawyer team, we start working on your case immediately and fight by your side throughout your case, from our original conversation until we win your case. We handle all documentation, communication and litigation so that you can focus your energy on healing. We do not charge a thing until you are compensated.

If you have been injured because someone else, 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 Independence, MO Auto Crash Lawyer?

While you might not need an attorney for minor injuries that do not require a lot of medical treatment, you absolutely need one with significant injuries or when they are problems in your case. Insurance companies implement a lot of tricks to avoid paying your claim, or to try and downplay your damages or persuade you that your medical treatment is unnecessary. Independence, MO insurance companies are afraid of us because they know we demand only the best possible compensation. 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 Independence, MO will:

  • Investigate your case and collect evidence, such as:
    • Photographs
    • Surveillance video
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness statements
    • Your medical records
  • Provide you with trustworthy and customized legal guidance
  • Utilize our team of experts to help build your case
  • Handle all communication, documentation, litigation and negotiations
  • Demand that you collect a full 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 tenaciously and passionately demand justice in your case. We begin working on your case the moment you hire us and work around the clock until we win you the maximum compensation you need to safeguard you and your family's future. We have dedicated our lives to helping the injured in Independence, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Call a Burger Law Independence, MO auto crash lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT to talk over your case.

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

Every car crash is different, but we have experience winning cases in every type of auto crash you can imagine. When a careless driver gets behind the wheel, there is no telling the copious manners in which they can make the Independence, MO roadways unsafe for everyone. Some of the most frequent accidents our Independence, MO auto crash lawyer sees are:

Whatever the cause of your crash, you can be certain that your Independence, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law will know exactly how to determine liability and hold the to blame parties responsible. We have over 20 years 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 Independence, MO, we will start working on your case right away and fight for you from your initial case evaluation to getting you the best possible financial recovery.

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

Compensation in auto crash claims should not be limited to fixing your car. Car wreck injuries can lead to an enormous physical and emotional toll and in order to really recover you need fair and maximum compensation for every way your injury has impacted you. In general, there are two kinds of damages you can recover in a personal injury case:

Economic Damages

Economic damages are essentially compensation for the financial losses you have sustained because of your accident, and do not change based on how an insurance company or jury assesses them. Your Burger Law auto crash lawyer will help you recover compensation for:

  • Property damage, such as damage to your vehicle car
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Medical expenses, past and future, such as:
    • A Independence, MO emergency room visit
    • Medications, such as prescribed pain killers
    • Physical rehabilitation
    • 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 significant injuries can be much more convoluted. For example, if you needed a joint replacement after your car wreck, that will probably need to be replaced at some point. Burger Law's auto crash lawyer team's team of Independence, MO medical and economic experts will calculate 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 determine how much money you will require for those replacements. Similarly, if you were a warehouse worker and can now no longer safely lift more than 20 pounds, that will notably limit your ability to work in the future. Your Burger Law Independence, MO auto crash lawyer will make certain that you are compensated for every dollar of the financial impact your injury has had on you.

Noneconomic Damages

Noneconomic damages are harder to assess, and often being awarded maximum compensation for them will require the determination of a jury. They reimburse 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 Independence, MO jury to know how to put a number on. At Burger Law, our Independence, MO auto crash lawyer team constantly sharpens its trial skills and knows how to win over juries. We help juries relate to you as a person and appreciate precisely how catastrophic an impact your motor vehicle collision injuries have had on your life. You deserve the best possible financial recovery for the full extent of the consequences you have experienced because of your injury.

Punitive Damages

A third type of damages is infrequently awarded in personal injury and motor vehicle wreck claims. Punitive damages serve to punish the negligent party and deter them from committing the same negligence again.Pursuant to Missouri Senate Bill 591, to recover 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 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 dangerous their behavior was.

When you hire the Independence, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law, we stand by your side and demand that you collect complete compensation for every single one of your damages. We have more than seven decades 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 finely honed trial skills to get you the recovery you require. If you have been injured in a car crash because another driver 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? | Independence, MO Auto Crash Lawyer

Pursuant to Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, all tort claims, including motor vehicle 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 notable exceptions:

  1. If the person you are making a claim against is a resident of the state of Missouri and temporarily goes outside the state, the time they are not in state does not count against 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 21st birthday or the date the disability ends to file a claim.

If you were injured because of another person's reckless behavior, the clock is already ticking. Do not wait to contacting a Independence, MO auto crash lawyer.

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

If you were partially at fault for your accident, you can still recover compensation under Missouri law. Missouri is a pure comparative fault state. Meaning that if you are found to be partially to blame for the crash, 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 decides 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 reduce the amount of blame being placed on you and get you the maximum compensation you are owed.


Call A Burger Law Auto Crash Lawyer Today

Independence, MO Auto Crash Lawyer | Burger Law

You should 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 Independence, MO and stops at nothing to get them the results they deserve. Our clients matter 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 Independence, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

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