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Auto Crash Lawyer Richmond, MO

Auto Crash Lawyer in Richmond, MO. If you were injured because of someone else's careless actions, you deserve financial compensation. Call a Burger Law auto crash lawyer in Richmond, MO immediately at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

One definition of "compensate" is to reduce something "unpleasant or unwelcome" through "exerting an opposite force." When someone else injures you, trust in the full force of Burger Law to get you justice. Burger Law's auto crash lawyer has won the injured residents of Richmond and Missouri over $170 million in verdicts and settlements. We offer our clients our dedication, persistence, expertise, talent, resources and more than 70 years of combined litigation and trial experience in order to deliver fair and full financial recoveries for them. Our auto crash lawyer team has committed their lives to protecting the rights of the injured and vulnerable in Richmond, MO. When you are injured because another driver breaks the rules of the road, it can create sudden and terrible economic, physical and emotional hardships. We know how you feel. We have stood by Richmond, MO residents when they had no one else to believe in. When you hire our Richmond, MO auto crash lawyer team, we start working on your case straight 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 on healing. You owe us nothing until you are compensated.

If you have been hurt because of somebody else's carelessness, find out 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 Richmond, MO Auto Crash Lawyer?

While you may not need an attorney for minor injuries that do not need much medical treatment, you certainly need one with serious injuries or when they are complications in your claim. Insurance companies utilize a lot of tricks to avoid paying your claim, or to try and minimize your damages or persuade you that your medical treatment is unnecessary. Richmond, MO insurance companies fear us because they know we settle for only the best possible financial recovery. We push back against bullies like resistant insurance companies to help protect your future.

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

  • Investigate your claim and gather evidence, such as:
    • Pictures
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness depositions
    • Your medical records
  • Offer you reliable and customized legal guidance
  • Make use of our team of experts to help put your case together
  • Handle all communication, documentation, litigation and negotiations
  • Insist that you receive 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 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 protect you and your family's future. We have devoted our lives to helping the injured in Richmond, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Call a Burger Law Richmond, MO auto crash lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT to discuss over your case.

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

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

Whatever the cause of your wreck, you can be confident that your Richmond, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law will know exactly how to determine liability and hold the negligent parties responsible. We have more than two decades almost three decades 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 Richmond, MO, we will start working on your case right away and fight on your behalf from your initial consultation to getting you the best possible financial recovery.

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

Compensation in auto wreck claims should not be limited to fixing your car. Car accident injuries can cause an enormous physical and emotional toll and in order to genuinely recover you need fair and full compensation for each way your injury has affected you. Typically, there are two types of damages you can recover in a personal injury case:

Economic Damages

Economic damages are basically compensation that can be objectively verified and do not change based on how an insurance company or jury assesses 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 potential
  • Medical expenses, past and future, including:
    • A Richmond, MO emergency room visit
    • Medications, for instance prescribed pain killers
    • Physical therapy
    • Follow-up appointments
    • Assistive devices such as crutches or a wheelchair
    • In-home care

In cases where injuries are not too severe the estimation of economic damages is as easy as summing up medical bills, mechanics' bills and how much wages you lost out on. More severe injuries can be much more convoluted. For instant, if you needed a knee replacement after your auto wreck, that will likely need to be replaced at some point. Burger Law's auto crash lawyer team's group of Richmond, MO medical and economic experts will figure and demonstrate how frequently 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 quantify 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 limit your ability to work in the future. Your Burger Law Richmond, MO auto crash lawyer will ensure that you collect compensation for every dollar of the financial impact your injury has had on you.

Noneconomic Damages

Noneconomic damages are harder to calculate, and often collecting maximum compensation for them will require the determination of a jury. They recompense you for the impact of your injuries on your emotional health 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 Richmond, MO jury to know how to quantify. At Burger Law, our Richmond, MO auto crash lawyer team constantly hones its trial skills and knows how to get juries to see things from your point of view. We help juries relate to you as a human being and understand exactly how devastating an impact your motor vehicle accident injuries have had on your life. You deserve the best possible financial recovery for the full extent of the consequences you have experienced due to your injury.

Punitive Damages

A third type of damages is seldom awarded in personal injury and motor vehicle wreck claims. Punitive damages serve to punish the at-fault party and deter them from committing the same negligence again.According to Missouri Senate Bill 591, to collect 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 motor vehicle crash cases you cannot prove that somebody intentionally harmed you. However, in cases of extreme recklessness such as drunk driving, it is possible to receive them. We seek punitive damages when we sue drunk drivers so they know exactly how extreme their negligence was.

When you hire the Richmond, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law, we fight on your behalf and demand that you recover complete compensation for every single one of your damages. We have over 70 years 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 mediation, we take the fight to court and use our finely honed trial skills to get you the recovery you need. If you have been harmed in a auto accident because another driver 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? | Richmond, MO Auto Crash Lawyer

Under Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, all personal injury claims, including auto accident 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 notable 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 out of state does not count against the five years.
  2. If you or your loved one 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 thoughtless behavior, the clock is already ticking. There's no time to wait before speaking with a Richmond, MO auto crash lawyer.

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

If you were partially to blame for 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 at fault for the collision, your compensation will be reduced 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 lessen the amount you are being blamed for the car collision and get you the best possible compensation you deserve.


Call A Burger Law Auto Crash Lawyer Today

Richmond, MO Auto Crash Lawyer | Burger Law

You should not need to pay the price when you are harmed because of someone else. Every auto crash lawyer at Burger Law is completely dedicated to the injured and vulnerable in Richmond, 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 process by yourself. We will be by your side every step of the away and fight until there in nothing left to fight. Call a Richmond, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

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