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Auto Crash Lawyer Lafayette County, MO

Auto Crash Lawyer in Lafayette County, MO. If you were hurt because of somebody else's thoughtless behavior, you have a right to financial compensation. Call a Burger Law auto crash lawyer in Lafayette County, MO now 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 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 Lafayette County and Missouri over $170 million in verdicts and settlements. We offer our clients our dedication, determination, experience, skills, resources and almost 30 years of litigation and trial experience in order to deliver full financial recoveries for them. Our auto crash lawyer team has dedicated their lives to protecting the rights of the injured and vulnerable in Lafayette County, MO. When you are injured 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 Lafayette County, MO residents when no one else would. When you hire our Lafayette County, MO auto crash lawyer team, we begin working on your case right away and fight by your side throughout your case, from our first case evaluation until we win your case. We oversee all documentation, communication and litigation so that you can focus your energy on recovering. We charge no attorneys' fees until you are compensated.

If you have been injured because of another person's recklessness, see 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 Lafayette County, MO Auto Crash Lawyer?

While you might not need an attorney for minor injuries that do not need much medical treatment, you definitely need one with severe injuries or when they are complexities to your case. Insurance companies employ a lot of tricks to avoid paying your claim, or to try and minimize your damages or convince you that your medical treatment is unnecessary. Lafayette County, MO insurance companies fear us because they know we settle for only the best possible financial recovery. We fight back against bullies like resistant insurance companies to help protect your future.

Apart from confronting insurance companies, your Burger Law auto crash lawyer in Lafayette County, MO will:

  • Investigate your claim and collect evidence, such as:
    • Photographs
    • Surveillance video
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness statements
    • Your medical records
  • Offer you sound and customized legal counsel
  • Make use of our network of experts to help build your case
  • Handle all communication, documentation, litigation and negotiations
  • Demand 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 trust in Burger Law's auto crash lawyer team to aggressively and passionately demand justice in your case. We get started on your case the instant you hire us and work tirelessly until we get you the maximum compensation you need to protect you and your family's future. We have dedicated our lives to helping the injured in Lafayette County, MO in their recovery and in becoming whole again. Call a Burger Law Lafayette County, MO auto crash lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT to talk over your case.

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

Every car collision is unique, 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 copious manners in which they can make the Lafayette County, MO roadways unsafe for everyone. Some of the most common types of accidents our Lafayette County, MO auto crash lawyer sees are:

Whatever the type your collision, you can be confident that your Lafayette County, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law will know precisely how to ascertain liability and hold the at-fault parties accountable. We have more than 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 Lafayette County, MO, we will start working on your case right away and fight by your side from your initial case evaluation to getting you a great financial recovery.

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

Compensation in auto collision claims should not be limited to fixing your vehicle. Car collision injuries can lead to an immense physical and emotional toll and in order to genuinely recover you need fair and maximum compensation for every way your injury has affected your life. Typically, there are two kinds of damages you can be awarded in a personal injury claim:

Economic Damages

Economic damages are essentially 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 receive compensation for:

  • Property damage, for example damage to your vehicle car
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Medical expenses, past and future, including:
    • A Lafayette County, MO emergency room visit
    • Medications, for example prescribed pain killers
    • Physical therapy
    • Follow-up appointments
    • Special equipment 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 summing up medical bills, mechanics' bills and how much time you had to miss from work. More severe injuries can be much more intricate. For instant, if you needed a hip replacement after your auto crash, you will likely need a replacement at some point. Burger Law's auto crash lawyer team's network of Lafayette County, MO medical and economic experts will figure and demonstrate how often 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 need for those replacements. Similarly, if you were a warehouse worker and is not able to lift more than 20 pounds, that will significantly restrict your ability to provide for your family in the future. Your Burger Law Lafayette 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.

Noneconomic Damages

Noneconomic damages are harder to quantify, and often being awarded fair compensation for them will require the evaluation of a jury. They reimburse you for the impact of your injuries on your emotional health and ability 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 Lafayette County, MO jury to know how to calculate. At Burger Law, our Lafayette 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 person and appreciate precisely how disastrous an impact your car crash injuries have had on your life. You deserve the maximum financial recovery for the full scope of the consequences you have experienced because of 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 at-fault party and deter them from committing the same negligence again.Pursuant 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 auto crash cases you cannot 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 Lafayette County, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law, we fight on your behalf and insist that you receive maximum compensation for every single one of your damages. We have more than 70 years of combined experience standing up to bullies like resistant insurance companies that refuse to pay you what you are owed. When the defendant will not see reason and refuses to agree to a fair settlement in negotiations, we take the fight in front of a judge and jury and use our great trial skills to get you the recovery you need. 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? | Lafayette County, MO Auto Crash Lawyer

Under Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, all personal injury claims, including motor vehicle accident claims, have a statute of limitations of five years. That means that you have five years from the date your accident occurred to file a claim. There are two significant exceptions:

  1. If the defendant resides in 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 loved one was less than 21 years old when the accident transpired, 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 someone else's negligent actions, the clock is already ticking. There's no time to wait before getting in touch with a Lafayette County, MO auto crash lawyer.

What if the Accident Was Partially My Fault? | Lafayette 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 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 discovers that you were 30 percent at fault, the final amount your receive would be $70,000.

Burger Law knows the ins and outs of Missouri law better than anyone. We will fight hard to minimize the amount you are being blamed for the car wreck and get you the best possible compensation you deserve.


Call A Burger Law Auto Crash Lawyer Today

Lafayette County, MO Auto Crash Lawyer | Burger Law

You should not need to pay when you are hurt because of another person. Every auto crash lawyer at Burger Law is fully dedicated to the injured and vulnerable in Lafayette County, MO and stops at nothing 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 process alone. We will be by your side every step of the away and fight until there in nothing left to fight. Call a Lafayette County, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

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