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Auto Crash Lawyer Phelps County, MO

Auto Crash Lawyer in Phelps County, MO. If you were injured because of someone else's careless behavior, you deserve a financial recovery. Call a Burger Law auto crash lawyer in Phelps County, 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 somebody else 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 the injured residents of Phelps County and Missouri more than $170 million in verdicts and settlements. We offer our clients our dedication, resolve, expertise, skills, resources and almost 30 years of experience winning cases in order to deliver maximum financial recoveries for them. Our auto crash lawyer team has dedicated their lives to preserving the rights of the injured and vulnerable in Phelps County, MO. When you get hurt because somebody else breaks the rules of the road, it can create unexpected and terrible financial, physical and emotional hardships. We know how you feel. We have stood by Phelps County, MO residents when no one else would. When you hire our Phelps County, MO auto crash lawyer team, we start working on your case right away and fight by your side the entire way, from our initial consultation until we win your case. We take care of all documentation, communication and litigation so that you can focus on your recovery. We charge no attorneys' fees until you are compensated.

If you have been hurt because someone else, find out 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 Phelps County, MO Auto Crash Lawyer?

While you might not need an attorney for minor injuries that do not require much medical treatment, you definitely need one with significant injuries or when they are problems in your case. Insurance companies implement 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. Phelps County, MO insurance companies are afraid of us because they know we insist on only the best possible financial recovery. We stand up to bullies like resistant insurance companies to help protect your future.

In addition to dealing with insurance companies, your Burger Law auto crash lawyer in Phelps County, MO will:

  • Investigate your case and obtain evidence, such as:
    • Photographs
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness statements
    • Your medical records
  • Offer you dependable and personalized legal counsel
  • Make use of our network of experts to help put your case together
  • Handle all communication, documentation, litigation and negotiations
  • Insist that you recover a full settlement offer
  • Take your case to trial when we do not secure a fair settlement in negotiations

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

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

Every car collision is different, but we have experience investigating and litigating 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 Phelps County, MO streets and highways hazardous for everyone. Some of the most frequent accidents our Phelps County, MO auto crash lawyer sees are:

Whatever the type your collision, you can be certain that your Phelps County, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law will know precisely how to ascertain liability and hold the to blame parties responsible. We have over 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 Phelps County, MO, we will start working on your case right away and fight for you from your initial case evaluation to getting you a full financial recovery.

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

Compensation in auto crash claims should not just be for fixing your car. Car crash injuries can carry an immense physical and emotional toll and in order to really recover you need fair and full compensation for each 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 basically compensation for the financial losses you have sustained because of your accident, 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, such as:
    • A Phelps 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 totaling medical bills, mechanics' bills and how much wages you lost out on. More grave injuries can be much more convoluted. 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 Phelps County, MO medical and economic experts will calculate 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 determine how much money you will need for those replacements. Similarly, if you were a warehouse worker and can now no longer safely lift more than 20 pounds, that will notably decrease your ability to provide for your family in the future. Your Burger Law Phelps County, MO auto crash lawyer will ensure that you are compensated for every nickel of the financial impact your injury has had on you and your loved ones.

Noneconomic Damages

Noneconomic damages are harder to calculate, and often collecting maximum compensation for them will require the evaluation of a jury. They recompense 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 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 Phelps County, MO jury to know how to quantify. At Burger Law, our Phelps 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 human being and see exactly how destructive an impact your auto wreck injuries have had on your life. You deserve the maximum financial recovery for the full scope of the consequences you have experienced as a result of your injury.

Punitive Damages

A third type of damages is not commonly awarded in personal injury and auto crash 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 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 car collision 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 recover them. We seek punitive damages when we sue drunk drivers so they know exactly how extreme their negligence was.

When you hire the Phelps County, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law, we fight on your behalf and demand that you receive complete 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 do not want to pay you what you you deserve. 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 secure you the recovery you need. If you have been injured in a car 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? | Phelps County, MO Auto Crash Lawyer

According to Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, all personal injury claims, including motor vehicle crash 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 leaves the state, the time they are not in state does not count against the five years.
  2. If you or your family member 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 driver's thoughtless behavior, the clock is already ticking. Do not delay in talking to a Phelps County, MO auto crash lawyer.

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

If you contributed to your accident, you may still be able to be awarded compensation under Missouri law. Missouri is a pure comparative fault state. Meaning that if you are found to be partially to blame for the collision, your compensation will be diminished 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 compensation would be $70,000.

Burger Law knows the complexities of Missouri law better than anyone. We will fight hard to minimize the amount you are being blamed for the motor vehicle collision and get you the best possible compensation you deserve.


Call A Burger Law Auto Crash Lawyer Today

Phelps County, MO Auto Crash Lawyer | Burger Law

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

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