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Auto Crash Lawyer Jackson, MO

Auto Crash Lawyer in Jackson, MO. If you were injured because of another driver's thoughtless actions, you have a right to a financial recovery. Call a Burger Law auto crash lawyer in Jackson, 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 another driver 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 injured individuals and families of Jackson and Missouri over $170 million in verdicts and settlements. We offer our clients our full-fledged devotion, aggressive representation, experience, skills, resources and almost 30 years of litigation and trial experience in order to get full financial recoveries for them. Our auto crash lawyer team has committed their lives to preserving the rights of the injured and vulnerable in Jackson, MO. When you are hurt because somebody 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, MO residents when they had no one else to turn to. When you hire our Jackson, MO auto crash lawyer team, we get started on your case right away and fight by your side throughout your case, from our first conversation until you get the money you deserve. We take care of all documentation, communication and litigation so that you can focus your energy on your recovery. We do not charge a thing until you are compensated.

If you have been hurt because of another driver's thoughtless actions, 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 Jackson, MO Auto Crash Lawyer?

While you may not need an attorney for minor scrapes and bruises, you definitely need one with serious injuries or when they are complexities to your case. Insurance companies use a lot of tricks to avoid paying your claim, or to try and play down your damages or convince you that your medical treatment is unnecessary. Jackson, MO insurance companies are afraid of us because they know we insist on only the best possible financial recovery. We fight back against bullies like resistant insurance companies to help protect your future.

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

  • Investigate your claim and collect evidence, such as:
    • Photographs
    • Surveillance video
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness statements
    • Your medical records
  • Offer you trustworthy and customized legal guidance
  • Use our team of experts to help build your case
  • Handle all communication, documentation, litigation and negotiations
  • Insist that you collect a great settlement offer
  • Take your case to trial 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 zealously litigate your case and get you justice. We start working on your case the moment you hire us and work relentlessly until we get you the maximum compensation you need to safeguard you and your family's future. We have dedicated our lives to helping the injured in Jackson, MO in their recovery and in becoming whole again. Call a Burger Law Jackson, MO auto crash lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT to talk through over your case.

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

Every car collision is different, but we have experience winning cases in every type of auto crash you can imagine. When a negligent driver gets behind the wheel, there is no telling the countless manners in which they can make the Jackson, MO streets and highways dangerous for everyone. Some of the most frequent accidents our Jackson, MO auto crash lawyer sees are:

Whatever the cause of your collision, you can be confident that your Jackson, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law will know exactly how to ascertain liability and hold the negligent parties accountable. 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, MO, we will start working on your case right away and fight for you from your initial case evaluation to winning you the best possible financial recovery.

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

Compensation in auto collision claims goes far beyond merely fixing your vehicle. Car wreck injuries can cause 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. Generally, there are two types 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 assesses them. Your Burger Law auto crash lawyer will help you recover compensation for:

  • Property damage, for example damage to your vehicle car
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Medical expenses, past and future, such as:
    • A Jackson, MO emergency room visit
    • Medications, for instance prescribed pain killers
    • Physical rehabilitation
    • Other doctor appointments
    • Assistive devices 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 totaling medical expenses, car repair costs and how much time you had to miss from work. More significant injuries can be much more convoluted. For example, if you needed a hip replacement after your auto accident, you will likely need a replacement at some point. Burger Law's auto crash lawyer team's team of Jackson, MO medical and economic experts will calculate and demonstrate how frequently 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 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 severely decrease your ability to make a living in the future. Your Burger Law Jackson, MO auto crash lawyer will ensure that you are compensated for every dime 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 judgment of a jury. They compensate 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 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, MO jury to know how to put a number on. At Burger Law, our Jackson, 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 acknowledge precisely how devastating an impact your motor vehicle accident injuries have had on your life. You deserve a great financial recovery for the full extent of the consequences you have experienced due to your injury.

Punitive Damages

A third type of damages is rarely awarded in personal injury and auto 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 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 motor vehicle 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 collect them. We seek punitive damages when we sue drunk drivers so they know exactly how dangerous their behavior was.

When you hire the Jackson, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law, we stand by your side and insist that you are awarded 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 you deserve. When the defendant refuses to be reasonable and will not agree to a fair settlement in negotiations, we take the fight to trial and use our finely honed trial skills to win you the recovery you require. If you have been harmed in a motor vehicle 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, MO Auto Crash Lawyer

Under Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, all personal injury claims, including auto 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 important 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 towards the five years.
  2. If you or your family member was less than 21 years old when the accident happened, 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 contacting a Jackson, MO auto crash lawyer.

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

If you contributed to your accident, you can still 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, your final financial recovery 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 maximum compensation you deserve.


Call A Burger Law Auto Crash Lawyer Today

Jackson, MO Auto Crash Lawyer | Burger Law

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

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