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Car Accident Lawyer Antonia, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Antonia, MO. They broke the rules of the road, and now your life is turned upside down. You do not have to pay because somebody else was irresponsible. Call a Burger Law Antonia, MO car accident lawyer immediately at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form for a complimentary case review and to start on your road to recovery.

The damage that selfish and careless drivers can cause is often staggering, and they need to be held responsible for their actions. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has dedicated their career to fighting back against bullies and defending the rights of the vulnerable in Antonia, MO to get them the compensation they need to move forward and get their life back. If you were harmed by a negligent driver, we know you are furious — you should to be. You are also probably apprehensive about the economic consequences of medical costs and lost wages, as well as the physical and emotional anguish that goes along with your injuries. The law gives a bridge to restoration; our Antonia, MO car accident lawyer team is here to lead you through it and fight by your side until there is nothing more to fight and you are completely compensated for the destruction someone else's neglect caused. You do not have to wait any longer to begin on your road to recovery. We charge no fees until we win your case.

In more than three decades of experience, our car accident lawyer team has gotten upwards of $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were hurt because another driver was negligent, find out how much your claim may be worth by filling out our free personal injury calculator.

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Chesterfield, MO 63005

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Car Accident Statistics in Missouri

In Missouri, car accident fatalities went up by 12% between 2019 and 2020, even though there were not as many people on the road due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A 2018 study stated that Missouri ranked 12th in the nation in deadly road crashes, with 58 percent of those fatalities occurring on rural roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol stated 36,033 auto collisions that resulted in personal injury and 923 deadly motor vehicle wrecks.

If you were one of the many in Antonia or anywhere in Missouri who was harmed on the road because of somebody else's carelessness, call a car accident lawyer immediately at (314) 500-HURT.

How a Car Accident Lawyer in Antonia, MO Can Help

With some ordinary fender-benders, you may be able to be fully compensated without legal representation. But when you are hurt in an accident, you often need a car accident lawyer to fight for you and make sure that you get the best possible outcome in your case. When you hire a Burger Law Antonia, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Carry out and investigation your crash and acquire evidence, such as:
    • Pictures
    • Surveillance video
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness statements
    • Your medical records
  • Make certain you receive the full medical treatment you need
  • Provide you with trustworthy and personalized legal guidance
  • Employ our network of Antonia, MO experts to help build your case
  • Handle all communication, documentation, litigation and negotiations
  • Insist that you receive a fair settlement offer
  • Take your case in front of a judge and jury when we do not secure a fair settlement

You can trust a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Antonia, MO to tenaciously and fervently demand justice for your damages. We have committed our careers to helping the injured in Antonia, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our case review and primary investigation do no cost anything, so there is no reason not to talk to us. Call a car accident lawyer today at (314) 500-HURT to go over your case.

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Antonia, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

The majority of our Antonia, MO clients have never had to hire a car accident lawyer before, and as expected have a good deal of questions about their rights and the legal process. The following are several of the most frequent questions we get with regard to car accident claims:

Who Is Liable in My Car Accident?

That is contingent the specifics of your case. Some of the most common reasons our car accident lawyer team sees for claims in Antonia, MO are:

Every car accident lawyer at Burger Law has seen every kind of collision imaginable, and we know how to prove liability and win every variety of motor vehicle case.

How Do I Win an Auto Crash Case?

In order to prove your case, your car accident lawyer will have to prove the five elements of negligence found in tort law:

  1. Duty of Care: Missouri Revised Statute §304.120 specifies that drivers are "to exercise highest degree of care." Meaning, any person who gets behind the wheel necessarily owes you a duty of care.
  2. Breach of Duty: The driver is in violation of a statute or otherwise did not drive safely.
  3. Cause in Fact: Also known as "causation," you need to demonstrate that the driver's breach of duty directly caused your injuries.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what ultimately confirms liability and refers to the underlying cause of your injuries. A drunk driver is plainly negligent, but if a vehicle's brakes do not function correctly, the proximate cause is defective components and the driver may not automatically be liable.
  5. Damages: That your injuries resulted in some kind of loss, for instance damage to your car, medical costs and/or lost wages.

Can I Still Be Awarded Compensation If I Was Partially to Blame?

Yes. Missouri is a pure comparative fault state. Meaning, that if you are found to be partially to blame for your wreck, your compensation will be lessened by the percentage of blame you share. For example, if a jury awards you $100,000 for a wreck, but determines that you were 30 percent to blame, the final sum you receive would be $70,000.

How Much is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

That hinges on on the significance of your injuries, how they have affected your life and the talent of your car accident lawyer. With the help of your lawyer, you will be able to be awarded compensation for:

  • Economic damages, including:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning potential
    • Medical costs, including:
      • Emergency room visits
      • Follow-up doctors visits
      • Surgeries
      • Physical therapy
      • Medication costs
      • In-home medical care
      • Assistive devices such as wheelchairs or necessary improvements to your home
      • Future estimated medical expenses, for instance further physical rehabilitation or medication, or replacement expenses for assistive devices
    • Transportation costs to and from medical treatment
    • Damage to your car
  • Noneconomic damages, which the state of Missouri defines as:
    • Pain and suffering
    • Mental anguish
    • Inconvenience
    • Physical impairment
    • Disfigurement
    • Loss of capacity to enjoy life
    • Loss of consortium

In uncommon cases in Antonia, MO, for example drunk driving crashes, your car accident lawyer may be able to help you secure punitive damages.

How Are Noneconomic Damages Calculated?

It is tough to put a figure on intangible consequences of a wreck like emotional anguish. Noneconomic damages are usually computed through one of two methods:

  1. The Per Diem Method: "Per diem" stands for "per day" in Latin. In this method, you are granted a daily amount for every day you were affected. The daily amount is often equivalent to the amount you make from a day's work, the notion being that a day of pain or emotional agony has at least the same value as a day's work. This method is not implemented for permanent injuries as there is no way to know how many days your injury will affect you.
  2. The Multiplier Method: In this method, your economic damages are multiplied by a number, generally between 1.5 and 5, and the product will be your final compensation. Three is the most common multiplier, and four and five are usually only used in cases that cause disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Antonia, MO will make sure that an insurance adjuster or jury knows every way that your injuries have affected you and compensate you for all of it.

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How Long Do I Have to File a Car Accident Claim in Antonia, MO?

Generally, under Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the day your injury happened to make your personal injury claim in Antonia or anywhere in Missouri. If you were under 21 at the time of the collision, you have five years from your 21st birthday. That might appear a long time, but it is important to reach out to a car accident lawyer right away for the best results in your case.

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

People who have not been in touch with a car accident lawyer may unintentionally do or say things that hurt their claim. Some common mistakes your car accident lawyer in Antonia, MO sees are:

  • Not Calling the Police: Under Missouri Revised Statute §300.110, you need to report an accident to the police "as soon as reasonably possible" if it results in injury. Police are taught to ascertain negligence in collisions and their police report will be key in your claim.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take pictures of both vehicles and the nearby area and collect witness contact information. This will also be very beneficial in your claim.
  • Not Seeking Medical Attention: In order to be fully compensated for your injuries, you need to have records of them and have them treated. Always be totally truthful with your doctor about any pains you have.
  • Believing the Insurance Company: Insurance companies use a lot of tricks to pay you as little as they can; that is their job. Do not trust anything they say or make any recorded statements until you have spoken with an attorney.
  • Taking the Initial Settlement Offer: If you need the money as soon as possible, it might be tempting to take what they are offering you now. It is a far better idea when all is said and done to wait for the fair compensation you truly deserve.
  • Not Hiring a Burger Law Car Accident Lawyer: Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has devoted their life to seeking justice for the injured in Antonia, MO. When someone does not want to admit culpability or the insurance company will not be fair, we step in and demand that you are treated fairly and get the full financial recovery you are owed.

How to Avoid Auto Accidents | Antonia, MO Car Accident Lawyer

Over three quarters of people who perish in traffic crashes are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen with their own eyes the destruction that a careless driver can cause. While you cannot always control how other people drive, there are many measures you can take to ensure your own safety in addition to the safety of others on the Antonia, MO roadways.

  • Always wear a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved approximately 14,955 people from death. Over 83 percent of drivers and passengers who are entirely thrown out of the vehicle perish, and the majority of the rest suffered significant, life-altering injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that wearing a seatbelt reduces the chances of death by 45 percent and moderate to critical injury by 50 percent.
  • Know the laws and best driving practices. The Missouri Department of Revenue offers a Driver Guide for anyone on the Antonia, MO roads. Fundamental suggestions like driving at lower speeds and increasing following distance in poor weather not only go a long way in keeping you and other drivers and passengers safe, but they also protect you from fault or being partially blamed for a crash if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you are a motorcyclist, wear a helmet. While Antonia, MO does not have laws requiring motorcycle drivers to use helmets, they are literal life-savers. In 2017, helmets saved 1,872 lives.
  • Do not use your cell phone. While you can always text somebody later, you can never take back the effects of an auto wreck. Pull over to the side of the road if you need to make an urgent call. If you use your phone for directions, put the volume on high and turn the radio off so you can clearly hear the directions and do not have to look down at your phone.
  • Have the right attitude. No one owns the road, and we all need to be courteous to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Understand that you are in control of several tons of metal moving at high speeds. Safety should be the first thing on your mind. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, almost 25 percent of traffic deaths are people under the age of 25. Maturity is probably a contributing factor.
  • Keep both hands on the wheel. Only driving with one hand can significantly diminish your control of the vehicle. Quickly changing the A/C settings is probably OK, but both hands should be on the wheel the majority of the time.
  • Call a taxi or ridesharing service if you have been drinking. Not only does alcohol significantly diminish your ability to operate a car safely, but it also boosts your confidence and makes you feel more powerful, so you may think driving while drunk will be fine. Your brain may deceive you into believing you can drive home safely, but it is never true.

You can take every precaution imaginable when you get behind the wheel, but regrettably the reckless actions of irresponsible drivers can still cause you injury. When you get hurt because another person broke the rules of the road, you are owed full compensation for all of your damages. Every Antonia, MO car accident lawyer at Burger Law takes on and wins the tough cases, and knows how to attain great results.


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Car Accident Lawyer Antonia, MO

You just have one shot for the best possible financial recovery. Do not let it slip. Our Antonia, MO car accident lawyer team fights back against bullies like resistant insurance companies and negligent drivers who do not want to be held accountable for their behavior. We know the financial consequences of being injured are immediate and harsh. That is why we have pledged our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Antonia, MO compensated and made whole again. You do not have to go through these taxing times by yourself. To protect you and your family's future, call a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Antonia, MO straight away at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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