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Auto Crash Lawyer Shaw, MO

Auto Crash Lawyer in Shaw, MO. If you were hurt because of somebody else's negligent behavior, you have a right to a financial recovery. Call a Burger Law auto crash lawyer in Shaw, 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, you can count on the full force of Burger Law to make things right. Burger Law's auto crash lawyer has won injured individuals and families of Shaw and Missouri over $170 million in verdicts and settlements. We offer our clients our dedication, tenacity, knowledge, 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 devoted their lives to preserving the rights of the injured and vulnerable in Shaw, MO. When you get hurt 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 Shaw, MO residents when they had no one else to turn to. When you hire our Shaw, MO auto crash lawyer team, we begin working on your case straight away and fight by your side throughout your case, from our first case review until we win your case. We handle 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 hurt because another person, discover 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 Shaw, 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 problems in your claim. Insurance companies implement a lot of tricks to avoid paying your claim, or to try and belittle your damages or persuade you that your medical treatment is unnecessary. Shaw, MO insurance companies fear us because they know we settle for only the best financial recovery. We fight back against bullies like resistant insurance companies to help protect your future.

Besides confronting insurance companies, your Burger Law auto crash lawyer in Shaw, MO will:

  • Investigate your claim and gather evidence, such as:
    • Pictures
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness depositions
    • Your medical records
  • Offer you trustworthy and personalized legal advice
  • Make use of our team of experts to help build your case
  • Handle all communication, documentation, litigation and negotiations
  • Demand that you collect a great settlement offer
  • Take your case to trial when we do not secure a fair settlement in negotiations

You can trust in Burger Law's auto crash lawyer team to tenaciously and zealously demand justice in your case. We start working on your case the second you hire us and work around the clock until we get you the full compensation you need to safeguard you and your family's future. We have dedicated our lives to helping the injured in Shaw, MO in their recovery and in becoming whole again. Call a Burger Law Shaw, MO auto crash lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT to talk over your case.

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

No two car collision are exactly the same, but we have experience winning cases in every type of auto crash you can imagine. When a negligent driver gets behind the wheel, there is no telling the copious manners in which they can make the Shaw, MO roadways hazardous for everyone. Some of the most frequent accidents our Shaw, MO auto crash lawyer sees are:

Whatever the type your accident, you can be sure that your Shaw, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law will know exactly how to ascertain liability and hold the at-fault parties accountable. We have over 20 years 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 Shaw, MO, we will start working on your case right away and fight for you from your initial consultation to getting you a full financial recovery.

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

Compensation in auto collision claims should not just be for fixing your car. Car wreck injuries can carry an enormous physical and emotional toll and in order to really recover you need fair and full compensation for every way your injury has affected you. In most cases, there are two types of damages you can receive in a personal injury claim:

Economic Damages

Economic damages are fundamentally 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 potential
  • Medical expenses, past and future, including:
    • A Shaw, MO emergency room visit
    • Medications, such as 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 evaluation of economic damages is as easy as totaling medical expenses, car repair costs and how much time you had to miss from work. More serious injuries can be much more intricate. For example, if you needed a knee replacement after your car wreck, that will likely need to be replaced at some point. Burger Law's auto crash lawyer team's group of Shaw, MO medical and economic experts will work out 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 compute how much money you will require for those replacements. Similarly, if you were a construction worker and can now no longer safely lift more than 20 pounds, that will notably diminish your capacity to make a living in the future. Your Burger Law Shaw, MO auto crash lawyer will make sure that you receive compensation for every dollar of the financial consequences your injury has had on your life.

Noneconomic Damages

Noneconomic damages are tougher to calculate, and often receiving maximum compensation for them will require the judgment of a jury. They reimburse 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 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 Shaw, MO jury to know how to calculate. At Burger Law, our Shaw, 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 acknowledge exactly how devastating an impact your auto accident injuries have had on your life. You deserve a full financial recovery for the full extent 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 collision claims. Punitive damages serve to punish the at-fault party and make them think twice before 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 most car collision cases you cannot 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 Shaw, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law, we fight on your behalf and demand that you get maximum 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 be reasonable and refuses to agree to a fair settlement in mediation, we take the fight in front of a judge and jury and use our finely honed trial skills to secure you the recovery you require. If you have been harmed in a motor vehicle crash 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? | Shaw, MO Auto Crash Lawyer

According to Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, all tort claims, including motor vehicle crash claims, have a statute of limitations of five years. That means that you have five years from the date your accident took place to file a claim. There are two notable exceptions:

  1. If the person you are making a claim against 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 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 negligent behavior, the clock is already ticking. There's no time to wait before talking to a Shaw, MO auto crash lawyer.

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

If you contributed to your accident, you can still be awarded 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 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 discovers 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 car wreck and get you the best possible compensation you deserve.


Call A Burger Law Auto Crash Lawyer Today

Shaw, MO Auto Crash Lawyer | Burger Law

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

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