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Auto Crash Lawyer Westport, MO

Auto Crash Lawyer in Westport, MO. If you were injured because of another driver's thoughtless behavior, you are rightfully owed financial compensation. Call a Burger Law auto crash lawyer in Westport, MO straight away 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 someone 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 injured individuals and families of Westport and Missouri over $170 million in verdicts and settlements. We offer our clients our commitment, determination, expertise, talent, resources and almost 30 years of litigation and trial experience in order to get full compensation for them. Our auto crash lawyer team has devoted their lives to safeguarding the rights of the injured and vulnerable in Westport, MO. When you get hurt 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 Westport, MO residents when no one else would. When you hire our Westport, MO auto crash lawyer team, we get to work on your case right away and fight by your side the entire way, from our initial case review until we win your case. We handle all documentation, communication and litigation so that you can spend your energy on your recovery. We do not charge a thing until we win your case.

If you have been hurt because someone else, 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 Westport, MO Auto Crash Lawyer?

While you may not need an attorney for minor injuries that do not require much medical treatment, you certainly need one with significant injuries or when they are complications in your case. Insurance companies use a lot of tricks to avoid paying your claim, or to try and downplay your damages or convince you that your medical treatment is unnecessary. Westport, MO insurance companies fear us because they know we demand only the best possible compensation. We push back against bullies like resistant insurance companies in order to help protect your future.

Besides dealing with insurance companies, your Burger Law auto crash lawyer in Westport, MO will:

  • Investigate your case and obtain evidence, such as:
    • Photographs
    • Surveillance video
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness statements
    • Your medical records
  • Provide you with sound and customized legal counsel
  • Make use of our team of experts to help build your case
  • Handle all communication, documentation, litigation and negotiations
  • Demand that you receive a great settlement offer
  • Take your case to court when we do not secure a fair settlement in mediation

You can be confident that Burger Law's auto crash lawyer team will aggressively and vigorously litigate your case and get you justice. We start working on your case the second you hire us and work tirelessly until we get you the best possible compensation you need to protect you and your family's future. We have committed our lives to helping the injured in Westport, MO in their recovery and in becoming whole again. Call a Burger Law Westport, MO auto crash lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT to discuss over your case.

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

No two car accident are exactly the same, but we have experience winning cases in every type of auto crash you can think of. When a reckless driver gets behind the wheel, there is no telling the copious ways they can make the Westport, MO roadways hazardous for everyone. Some of the most common types of accidents our Westport, MO auto crash lawyer sees are:

Whatever the type your accident, you can be confident that your Westport, 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 Westport, MO, we will start working on your case right away and fight by your side from your initial case evaluation to getting you a full financial recovery.

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

Compensation in auto crash claims goes far beyond just fixing your vehicle. Car collision injuries can cause an immense physical and emotional toll and in order to genuinely recover you need fair and full compensation for each way your injury has impacted your life. In general, there are two categories of damages you can be awarded in a personal injury case:

Economic Damages

Economic damages are essentially compensation that can be objectively verified and do not change based on how an insurance company or jury estimates them. Your Burger Law auto crash lawyer will help you collect compensation for:

  • Property damage, for example damage to your vehicle car
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Medical expenses, past and future, including:
    • A Westport, MO emergency room visit
    • Medications, such as prescribed pain killers
    • Physical rehabilitation
    • 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 summing up medical bills, car repair costs and how much time you had to miss from work. More grave injuries can be much more complex. For example, if you needed a joint replacement after your vehicle wreck, that will likely need to be replaced at some point. Burger Law's auto crash lawyer team's team of Westport, MO medical and economic experts will work out and demonstrate how often you will need a new replacement and how much it will cost, accounting for inflation. If you need special equipment such as a wheelchair, we will calculate how much money you will require for those replacements. Likewise, if you were a warehouse worker and is not able to lift more than 20 pounds, that will significantly diminish your capacity to provide for your family in the future. Your Burger Law Westport, MO auto crash lawyer will ensure that you are compensated for every dime of the financial consequences your injury has had on your life.

Noneconomic Damages

Noneconomic damages are harder to quantify, and often being awarded maximum compensation for them will require the determination of a jury. They refer to 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 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 Westport, MO jury to know how to quantify. At Burger Law, our Westport, MO auto crash lawyer team constantly looks to imporove its trial skills and knows how to get juries to see things from your perspective. We help juries relate to you as a person and acknowledge exactly how devastating 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 due to your injury.

Punitive Damages

A third type of damages is rarely awarded in personal injury and auto crash claims. Punitive damages serve to punish the at-fault party and make them reconsider before committing the same negligence again.Pursuant 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 most auto wreck 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 dangerous their behavior was.

When you hire the Westport, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law, we fight by your side and demand that you collect full compensation for all of your damages. We have more than 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 be reasonable and will not agree to a fair settlement in mediation, 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 auto accident because somebody 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? | Westport, MO Auto Crash Lawyer

Under Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, all tort claims, including motor vehicle wreck claims, have a statute of limitations of five years, meaning that you have five years from the date your accident occurred 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 against the five years.
  2. If you or your loved one was less than 21 years old when the accident took place, 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 somebody else's reckless behavior, the clock is already ticking. There's no time to wait before talking to a Westport, MO auto crash lawyer.

What if the Accident Was Partially My Fault? | Westport, 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 wreck, your compensation will be decreased 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 auto accident and get you the full compensation you deserve.


Call A Burger Law Auto Crash Lawyer Today

Westport, MO Auto Crash Lawyer | Burger Law

You do not have to pay when you are injured because of another person. Every auto crash lawyer at Burger Law is entirely committed to the injured and vulnerable in Westport, 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 Westport, MO auto crash lawyer at Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form.

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