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Auto Crash Lawyer O'Fallon, MO

Auto Crash Lawyer in O'Fallon, MO. If you were injured because of someone else's careless actions, you are rightfully owed financial compensation. Call a Burger Law auto crash lawyer in O'Fallon, MO immediately 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 somebody else causes you injuries, trust in the full force of Burger Law to make things right. Burger Law's auto crash lawyer has won injured individuals and families of O'Fallon and Missouri over $170 million in verdicts and settlements. We offer our clients our commitment, determination, experience, skills, resources and almost 30 years of experience winning cases in order to deliver the best possible financial recoveries for them. Our auto crash lawyer team has committed their lives to protecting the rights of the injured and vulnerable in O'Fallon, MO. When you are harmed 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 O'Fallon, MO residents when no one else would. When you hire our O'Fallon, MO auto crash lawyer team, we start working on your case immediately and fight by your side the entire way, from our original consultation until we win your case. We oversee all documentation, communication and litigation so that you can focus your energy on recovering. You owe us nothing until we win your case.

If you have been harmed because of someone else's recklessness, see how much your injuries may be worth by using our free personal injury calculator.



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Do I Need a O'Fallon, MO Auto Crash Lawyer?

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

Besides fighting insurance companies, your Burger Law auto crash lawyer in O'Fallon, MO will:

  • Investigate your case and collect evidence, such as:
    • Pictures
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness depositions
    • Your medical records
  • Provide you with reliable and personalized legal counsel
  • Utilize our network of experts to help put your case together
  • Handle all communication, documentation, litigation and negotiations
  • Insist that you recover a great settlement offer
  • Take your case to trial 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 litigate your case and get you justice. We get to work on your case the instant you hire us and work tirelessly until we secure the maximum compensation you need to safeguard you and your family's future. We have committed our lives to helping the injured in O'Fallon, MO in their recovery and in becoming whole again. Call a Burger Law O'Fallon, MO auto crash lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT to talk over your case.

Common Types of Auto Crashes | O'Fallon, MO Auto Crash Lawyer

No two car crash are exactly the same, but we have experience investigating and litigating every type of auto crash you can imagine. When a careless driver gets behind the wheel, there is no telling the countless ways they can make the O'Fallon, MO roads dangerous for everyone. Some of the most frequent accidents our O'Fallon, MO auto crash lawyer sees are:

Whatever the cause of your crash, you can be sure that your O'Fallon, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law will know exactly how to ascertain liability and hold the at-fault 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 O'Fallon, MO, we will start working on your case right away and fight by your side from your initial case evaluation to securing you the best possible financial recovery.

What Compensation Will My O'Fallon, MO Auto Crash Lawyer Recover for Me?

Compensation in auto collision claims goes far beyond merely fixing your car. Car collision injuries can cause a colossal physical and emotional toll and in order to genuinely recover you need fair and full compensation for every way your injury has impacted you. In general, there are two types of damages you can receive in a personal injury claim:

Economic Damages

Economic damages are basically compensation for the financial losses you have sustained because of your accident, and do not change based on how an insurance company or jury evaluates 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 O'Fallon, 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 care

In cases where injuries are not too severe the valuation of economic damages is as easy as totaling medical expenses, car repair costs and how much time you had to miss from work. More severe injuries can be much more intricate. For instant, if you needed a knee replacement after your vehicle accident, you will likely need a replacement at some point. Burger Law's auto crash lawyer team's team of O'Fallon, 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 quantify how much money you will require for those replacements. Similarly, if you were a construction worker and is not able to lift more than 20 pounds, that will severely diminish your ability to work in the future. Your Burger Law O'Fallon, MO auto crash lawyer will make sure that you are compensated for every nickel of the financial impact your injury has had on your life.

Noneconomic Damages

Noneconomic damages are harder to assess, and often receiving maximum compensation for them will require the determination of a jury. They refer to 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 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 O'Fallon, MO jury to know how to quantify. At Burger Law, our O'Fallon, MO auto crash lawyer team constantly sharpens its trial skills and knows how to get juries to see things from your perspective. We help juries relate to you as a human being and understand exactly how catastrophic an impact your car accident 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 not commonly 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 receive 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 the majority motor vehicle wreck 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 O'Fallon, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law, we fight by your side and insist that you collect full compensation for every single one of your damages. We have over 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 mediation, we take the fight to court and use our finely honed trial skills to secure you the recovery you need. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident because another person 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? | O'Fallon, MO Auto Crash Lawyer

Under Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, all tort claims, including auto 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 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 at the time of the accident, 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. There's no time to wait before reaching out to a O'Fallon, MO auto crash lawyer.

What if the Accident Was Partially My Fault? | O'Fallon, 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. Meaning 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 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 minimize the amount you are being blamed for the car wreck and get you the full compensation you are owed.


Call A Burger Law Auto Crash Lawyer Today

O'Fallon, MO Auto Crash Lawyer | Burger Law

You should not need to pay the price when you are hurt because of another person. Every auto crash lawyer at Burger Law is fully committed to the injured and vulnerable in O'Fallon, MO and does everything possible to get them the results they deserve. Our clients are important to us, and so do their cases. You do not have to go it by yourself. We will be in your corner throughout your entire case and fight until there in nothing left to fight. Call a O'Fallon, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

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