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Auto Crash Lawyer Jackson County, MO

Auto Crash Lawyer in Jackson County, MO. If you were hurt because of another person's careless actions, you have a right to a financial recovery. Call a Burger Law auto crash lawyer in Jackson County, MO today at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

One definition of "compensate" is to diminish something "unpleasant or unwelcome" by "exerting an opposite force." When someone else injures you, 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 Jackson County and Missouri more than $170 million in verdicts and settlements. We offer our clients our dedication, perseverance, experience, skills, resources and more than 70 years of combined litigation and trial experience in order to deliver maximum compensation for them. Our auto crash lawyer team has devoted their lives to safeguarding the rights of the injured and vulnerable in Jackson County, MO. When you get hurt because someone else 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 Jackson County, MO residents when no one else would. When you hire our Jackson County, MO auto crash lawyer team, we get to work on your case immediately and fight by your side throughout your case, from our original case review until we win your case. We take care of all documentation, communication and litigation so that you can spend your energy on recovering. We charge no attorneys' fees until we win your claim.

If you have been harmed because somebody else broke the rules of the road, find out 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

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Phone: (314) 648-8348

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Do I Need a Jackson County, MO Auto Crash Lawyer?

While you may not need an attorney for minor scrapes and bruises, you absolutely 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 treatment is unnecessary. Jackson County, MO insurance companies are afraid of us because they know we settle for only the best possible compensation. We fight back against bullies like resistant insurance companies in order to help protect your future.

In addition to confronting insurance companies, your Burger Law auto crash lawyer in Jackson County, MO will:

  • Investigate your case and gather evidence, such as:
    • Pictures
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness depositions
    • Your medical records
  • Provide you with reliable and personalized legal counsel
  • Use our network of experts to help put your case together
  • Handle all communication, documentation, litigation and negotiations
  • Demand that you recover a full settlement offer
  • Take your case to court when we do not secure a fair settlement in mediation

You can be confident that Burger Law's auto crash lawyer team will aggressively and vigorously demand justice in your case. We get to work on your case the moment 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 devoted our lives to helping the injured in Jackson County, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Call a Burger Law Jackson County, MO auto crash lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT to talk over your case.

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

No two car wreck are exactly the same, but we have experience winning cases in every type of auto crash you can think of. When a negligent driver gets behind the wheel, there is no telling the countless ways they can make the Jackson County, MO roadways hazardous for everyone. Some of the most common types of accidents our Jackson County, MO auto crash lawyer sees are:

Whatever the type your collision, you can be confident that your Jackson County, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law will know exactly how to establish liability and hold the to blame parties responsible. We have more than 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 Jackson County, 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 Jackson County, MO Auto Crash Lawyer Recover for Me?

Compensation in auto crash claims should not be limited to fixing your car. Car accident injuries can carry a colossal 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. Generally, there are two categories of damages you can receive in a personal injury case:

Economic Damages

Economic damages are in essence 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 receive compensation for:

  • Property damage, such as damage to your vehicle car
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Medical expenses, past and future, including:
    • A Jackson County, MO emergency room visit
    • Medications, for instance prescribed pain killers
    • Physical therapy
    • Other doctor appointments
    • Special equipment such as crutches or a wheelchair
    • In-home nursing

In cases where injuries are not too severe the estimation of economic damages is as easy as totaling medical expenses, car repair costs and how much time you had to miss from work. More significant injuries can be much more complex. For instant, if you needed a hip replacement after your car wreck, that will likely need to be replaced at some point. Burger Law's auto crash lawyer team's network of Jackson 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 calculate 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 severely diminish your ability to work in the future. Your Burger Law Jackson County, MO auto crash lawyer will make sure that you receive compensation for every penny of the financial consequences your injury has had on you.

Noneconomic Damages

Noneconomic damages are tougher to quantify, 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 health 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 Jackson County, MO jury to know how to assess. At Burger Law, our Jackson County, MO auto crash lawyer team constantly looks to imporove its trial skills and knows how to win over juries. We help juries relate to you as a human being and see exactly how catastrophic an impact your auto accident injuries have had on your life. You deserve a full financial recovery for the full scope of the consequences you have experienced because of your injury.

Punitive Damages

A third type of damages is not commonly awarded in personal injury and auto 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 be awarded 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 the majority motor vehicle accident 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 actions were.

When you hire the Jackson County, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law, we fight on your behalf and insist that you get full 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 refuses to see reason and will not agree to a fair settlement in negotiations, we take the fight to court and use our great trial skills to secure you the recovery you require. If you have been hurt in a auto crash 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? | Jackson County, MO Auto Crash Lawyer

According to Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, all tort claims, including car collision 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 noteworthy exceptions:

  1. If the defendant lives in Missouri and temporarily leaves the state, the time they are out of state does not count against the five years.
  2. If you or your loved one was less than 21 years old at the time of the accident, or was "mentally incapacitated," you have 5 years from the the date you turn 21 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 getting in touch with a Jackson County, MO auto crash lawyer.

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

If you contributed to your accident, you may still be able to recover compensation under Missouri law. Missouri is a pure comparative fault state. That means 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 instance, if a jury awards you $100,000 for an accident, but discovers that you were 30 percent at fault, your final financial recovery would be $70,000.

Burger Law knows the ins and outs of Missouri law better than anyone. We will fight hard to lessen 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

Jackson County, 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 completely dedicated to the injured and vulnerable in Jackson County, MO and does everything possible to get them the results they deserve. Our clients mean something 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 Jackson County, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

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