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Auto Crash Lawyer Jefferson County, MO

Auto Crash Lawyer in Jefferson County, MO. If you were hurt because of another driver's careless actions, you have a right to a financial recovery. Call a Burger Law auto crash lawyer in Jefferson County, MO now 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, you can count on the full force of Burger Law to get you justice. Burger Law's auto crash lawyer has won the injured residents of Jefferson County and Missouri more than $170 million in verdicts and settlements. We offer our clients our full-fledged devotion, determination, experience, skills, resources and almost 30 years of litigation and trial experience in order to deliver maximum compensation for them. Our auto crash lawyer team has devoted their lives to preserving the rights of the injured and vulnerable in Jefferson County, MO. When you get hurt because somebody else breaks the rules of the road, it can create immediate and terrible economic, physical and emotional hardships. We know how you feel. We have stood by Jefferson County, MO residents when no one else would. When you hire our Jefferson County, MO auto crash lawyer team, we begin working on your case immediately and fight by your side throughout your case, from our initial conversation until you get the money you deserve. We handle all documentation, communication and litigation so that you can spend your energy on recovering. We do not charge a thing until we win your claim.

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



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Phone: (314) 500-HURT

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

While you may not need an attorney for minor scrapes and bruises, you certainly need one with significant injuries or when they are complications in your case. Insurance companies implement a lot of tricks to avoid paying your claim, or to try and belittle your damages or convince you that your medical care is unnecessary. Jefferson County, MO insurance companies fear us because they know we insist on only the best compensation. We stand up to bullies like resistant insurance companies in order to help protect your future.

Other than fighting insurance companies, your Burger Law auto crash lawyer in Jefferson County, MO will:

  • Investigate your case and obtain evidence, such as:
    • Pictures
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness statements
    • Your medical records
  • Offer you reliable and customized legal guidance
  • Use our team of experts to help put your case together
  • Handle all communication, documentation, litigation and negotiations
  • Insist that you get a great settlement offer
  • Take your case in front of a judge and jury when we do not secure a fair settlement in negotiations

You can be sure that Burger Law's auto crash lawyer team will tenaciously and vigorously demand justice in your case. We get started on your case the instant you hire us and work around the clock until we secure the full compensation you need to protect you and your family's future. We have dedicated our lives to helping the injured in Jefferson County, MO in their recovery and in becoming whole again. Call a Burger Law Jefferson County, MO auto crash lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT to talk through over your case.

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

Every car wreck is unique, but we have experience investigating and litigating every type of auto crash you can conceive of. When a reckless driver gets behind the wheel, there is no telling the countless ways they can make the Jefferson County, MO streets and highways hazardous for everyone. Some of the most common types of accidents our Jefferson County, MO auto crash lawyer sees are:

Whatever the type your wreck, you can be certain that your Jefferson County, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law will know precisely how to establish 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 Jefferson County, MO, we will start working on your case right away and fight by your side from your initial case review to securing you a great financial recovery.

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

Compensation in auto accident claims should not just be for repairing your vehicle. Car wreck injuries can lead to a colossal physical and emotional toll and in order to genuinely recover you need fair and maximum compensation for each way your injury has affected you and your loved ones. In general, there are two kinds of damages you can receive in a personal injury claim:

Economic Damages

Economic damages are in essence compensation for the financial losses you have sustained because of your accident, and do not change depending on how an insurance company or jury assesses 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, including:
    • A Jefferson County, MO emergency room visit
    • Medications, for instance prescribed pain killers
    • Physical rehabilitation
    • 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 summing up medical expenses, car repair costs and how much wages you lost out on. More severe injuries can be much more intricate. For example, if you needed a hip replacement after your auto collision, you will probably need a replacement at some point. Burger Law's auto crash lawyer team's network of Jefferson County, 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 special equipment such as a wheelchair, we will quantify how much money you will require for those replacements. Likewise, if you were a warehouse worker and is not able to lift more than 20 pounds, that will severely decrease your ability to work in the future. Your Burger Law Jefferson County, MO auto crash lawyer will make certain that you are compensated for every dollar of the financial consequences your injury has had on you and your loved ones.

Noneconomic Damages

Noneconomic damages are harder to quantify, and often recovering full compensation for them will require the evaluation 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 higher 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 Jefferson County, MO jury to know how to calculate. At Burger Law, our Jefferson County, 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 see precisely how disastrous an impact your auto crash 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 infrequently awarded in personal injury and auto collision 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 receive 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 most car crash cases you cannot 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 Jefferson County, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law, we fight by your side and insist that you recover maximum compensation for all 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 be reasonable and will not agree to a fair settlement in negotiations, we take the fight to trial and use our great trial skills to get you the recovery you require. If you have been injured in a car accident because someone 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? | Jefferson County, MO Auto Crash Lawyer

Under Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, all tort claims, including auto wreck 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 noteworthy exceptions:

  1. If the defendant is a resident of the state of 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 when the accident occurred, 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 somebody else's thoughtless actions, the clock is already ticking. Do not wait to getting in touch with a Jefferson County, MO auto crash lawyer.

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

If you contributed to your accident, you can still collect 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 example, 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 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 full compensation you deserve.


Call A Burger Law Auto Crash Lawyer Today

Jefferson County, MO Auto Crash Lawyer | Burger Law

You should not need to pay when you are harmed because of somebody else. Every auto crash lawyer at Burger Law is completely committed to the injured and vulnerable in Jefferson County, 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 process by yourself. We will be in your corner throughout your entire case and fight until there in nothing left to fight. Call a Jefferson County, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

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