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Auto Crash Lawyer Washington, MO

Auto Crash Lawyer in Washington, MO. If you were hurt because of another driver's reckless actions, you deserve financial compensation. Call a Burger Law auto crash lawyer in Washington, MO today at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

One definition of "compensate" is to lessen something "unpleasant or unwelcome" by "exerting an opposite force." When somebody else causes you injuries, you can count on the full force of Burger Law to get you justice. Burger Law's auto crash lawyer has won the injured residents of Washington and Missouri more than $170 million in verdicts and settlements. We offer our clients our dedication, determination, knowledge, skills, resources and almost 30 years of litigation and trial experience in order to get fair and full financial recoveries for them. Our auto crash lawyer team has dedicated their lives to safeguarding the rights of the injured and vulnerable in Washington, MO. When you are hurt because another driver breaks the rules of the road, it can create immediate and terrible financial, physical and emotional hardships. We know how you feel. We have stood by Washington, MO residents when no one else would. When you hire our Washington, MO auto crash lawyer team, we get to work on your case at once and fight by your side throughout your case, from our original case evaluation until we win your case. We take care of all documentation, communication and litigation so that you can spend your energy on recovering. We charge no attorneys' fees until we win your claim.

If you have been injured because of another driver'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 Washington, MO Auto Crash Lawyer?

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

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

  • Investigate your case and obtain evidence, such as:
    • Photographs
    • Surveillance video
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness depositions
    • Your medical records
  • Provide you with 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 negotiations

You can trust in Burger Law's auto crash lawyer team to aggressively and passionately demand justice in your case. We get to work on your case the instant you hire us and work tirelessly until we win you the best possible compensation you need to protect you and your family's future. We have dedicated our lives to helping the injured in Washington, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Call a Burger Law Washington, MO auto crash lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT to discuss over your case.

Common Types of Auto Crashes | Washington, 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 various ways they can make the Washington, MO streets and highways risky for everyone. Some of the most frequent accidents our Washington, MO auto crash lawyer sees are:

Whatever the cause of your collision, you can be confident that your Washington, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law will know exactly how to determine liability and hold the at-fault parties accountable. 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 Washington, MO, we will start working on your case right away and fight by your side from your initial consultation to getting you a great financial recovery.

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

Compensation in auto collision claims goes far beyond merely repairing your vehicle. Car collision injuries can carry a colossal physical and emotional toll and in order to truly recover you need fair and maximum compensation for every way your injury has affected your life. In most cases, there are two categories of damages you can receive in a personal injury case:

Economic Damages

Economic damages are in essence 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 potential
  • Medical expenses, past and future, including:
    • A Washington, MO emergency room visit
    • Medications, for example prescribed pain killers
    • Physical rehabilitation
    • 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 totaling medical bills, mechanics' bills and how much wages you lost out on. More serious injuries can be much more complex. For example, if you needed a joint replacement after your vehicle accident, that will probably need to be replaced at some point. Burger Law's auto crash lawyer team's group of Washington, MO medical and economic experts will figure and demonstrate how frequently you will need a new replacement and how much it will cost, accounting for inflation. If you need assistive devices such as a wheelchair, we will compute how much money you will need for those replacements. Likewise, if you were a warehouse worker and is not able to lift more than 20 pounds, that will severely restrict your capacity to provide for your family in the future. Your Burger Law Washington, MO auto crash lawyer will make certain that you are compensated for every nickel of the financial consequences your injury has had on your life.

Noneconomic Damages

Noneconomic damages are tougher to assess, and often recovering maximum compensation for them will require the evaluation 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 Washington, MO jury to know how to assess. At Burger Law, our Washington, MO auto crash lawyer team consistently 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 appreciate precisely how destructive an impact your car crash injuries have had on your life. You deserve a full financial recovery for the full scope of the consequences you have experienced because of your injury.

Punitive Damages

A third type of damages is infrequently awarded in personal injury and motor vehicle collision 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 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 collision cases it is difficult to 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 dangerous their behavior was.

When you hire the Washington, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law, we stand by your side and insist that you get 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 are owed. When the defendant refuses to be reasonable and refuses to agree to a fair settlement in negotiations, we take the fight to trial and use our finely honed trial skills to secure you the recovery you require. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle collision because someone 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? | Washington, MO Auto Crash Lawyer

According to Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, all tort claims, including car collision claims, have a statute of limitations of five years, so that you have five years from the date your accident happened to file a claim. There are two important 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 family member 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 driver's negligent behavior, the clock is already ticking. There's no time to wait before getting in touch with a Washington, MO auto crash lawyer.

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

If you were partially at fault for your accident, you may still be able to recover 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 decreased by the percentage of blame you share. For instance, if a jury awards you $100,000 for an accident, but finds that you were 30 percent at fault, your final financial recovery would be $70,000.

Burger Law knows the complexities of Missouri law better than anyone. We will fight hard to reduce the amount of blame being placed on you and get you the best possible compensation you deserve.


Call A Burger Law Auto Crash Lawyer Today

Washington, MO Auto Crash Lawyer | Burger Law

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

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