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Car Accident Lawyer Battlefield, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Battlefield, MO. They broke the rules of the road, and now your life is upended. You should not have to pay because another person was negligent. Call a Burger Law Battlefield, MO car accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form for a free case evaluation and to start on your road to recovery.

The damage that unthinking and careless drivers can cause is often cataclysmic, and they need to be held accountable for their behavior. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has committed their life to fighting back against bullies and standing up for of the injured in Battlefield, MO to secure them the compensation they need to heal and get their life back. If you were harmed by a negligent driver, we know you are infuriated — you should to be. You are also likely worried about the economic burden of medical costs and lost work, not to mention the physical and emotional agony that goes along with your injuries. The law extends a path to restoration; our Battlefield, MO car accident lawyer team is here to lead you across it and fight on your behalf until there is nothing left to fight and you are entirely compensated for the destruction somebody else's negligent actions caused. You do not have to wait another minute to start on your road to recovery. We do not charge any fees until you get the compensation you need.

In over three decades of experience, our car accident lawyer team has secured more than $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were hurt because another driver broke the rules of the road, learn how much your case may be worth by using our free personal injury calculator.

Chesterfield, MO

Chesterfield, MO

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Suites 200-222
Chesterfield, MO 63005

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Car Accident Statistics in Missouri

In Missouri, car accident deaths went up by 12% between 2019 and 2020, despite there being fewer people on the road due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A 2018 study reported that Missouri ranked 12th in the nation in deadly road wrecks, with over half of those deaths occurring on country roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 36,033 car wrecks that resulted in personal injury and 923 fatal car crashes.

If you were one of the many in Battlefield or anywhere in Missouri who was hurt on the road because of another person's neglect, reach out to a car accident lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT.

What a Car Accident Lawyer in Battlefield, MO Can Do For You

With some typical fender-benders, you might be able to be fairly reimbursed without legal representation. But when you are injured in an accident, you generally require a car accident lawyer to fight by your side and make certain that you get the best possible end result in your claim. When you hire a Burger Law Battlefield, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Investigate your accident and acquire evidence, for instance:
    • Photos
    • Surveillance video
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness testimony
    • Your medical records
  • Make certain you receive the full medical care you need
  • Offer you wise and individualized legal counsel
  • Use our network of Battlefield, MO experts to help develop a legal strategy
  • Manage all the legal aspects of your case so you can spend your energy on healing
  • Insist that you receive a fair settlement offer
  • Take your case to trial when we do not secure a fair settlement

You can believe in a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Battlefield, MO to forcefully and zealously demand justice in your claim. We have devoted our lives to helping the vulnerable in Battlefield, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our consultation and preliminary investigation do no cost anything, so there is no risk in speaking with us. Reach out to a car accident lawyer today at (314) 500-HURT to talk over your case.

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Battlefield, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

The bulk of our Battlefield, MO clients have never had to hire a car accident lawyer prior to their accident, and as expected have many questions about their rights and the legal procedure. Below are a few of the most frequent questions we get about car accident claims:

Who Is Liable in My Car Accident?

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

Every car accident lawyer at Burger Law has seen it all, and we know how to prove negligence and win every sort of motor vehicle case.

How Do I Prove an Auto Crash Case?

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

  1. Duty of Care: Missouri Revised Statute §304.120 stipulates that motorists are "to exercise highest degree of care." So whoever in control of a vehicle necessarily owes you a duty of care.
  2. Breach of Duty: The driver is in violation of a statute or otherwise did not operate the vehicle safely.
  3. Cause in Fact: Also called "causation," you must demonstrate that the driver's breach of duty directly caused your injuries.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what finally confirms negligence and refers to the underlying origin of your injuries. A drunk driver is plainly liable, but if a vehicle's brakes do not function correctly, the proximate cause is faulty parts and the driver may not necessarily be to blame.
  5. Damages: That your injuries caused some form of loss, such as damage to your car, medical costs and/or lost wages.

Can I Still Recover Compensation If I Was Partially at Fault?

Yes. Missouri is a pure comparative fault state. What that means is that if you are found to be partially blameworthy for your accident, your compensation will be decreased by the percentage of blame you share. For example, if a jury grants you $100,000 for an accident, but finds that you were 30 percent to blame, the your final recovery would be $70,000.

How Much is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

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

  • Economic damages, such as:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning potential
    • Medical expenses, including:
      • Urgent care
      • Subsequent doctors appointments
      • Surgeries
      • Physical rehabilitation
      • Medication bills
      • In-home medical care
      • Assistive devices such as wheelchairs or required upgrades to your vehicle
      • Future estimated medical bills, for instance further physical therapy or medication, or replacement expenses for assistive devices
    • Transportation costs related to your medical appointments
    • 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 infrequent cases in Battlefield, MO, for instance drunk driving crashes, your car accident lawyer may be able to help you recover punitive damages.

How Are Noneconomic Damages Calculated?

It is tough to put a figure on intangible reverberations of a wreck such as loss of capacity to enjoy life. Noneconomic damages are usually computed using one of two formulas:

  1. The Per Diem Method: "Per diem" means "per day" in Latin. In this method, you are awarded a daily amount for every day you were affected. The daily amount is often equivalent to your daily wage, the concept being that a day of pain or emotional agony is at least worth a day's work. This method is not implemented for injuries causing disability as there is no way to know how long 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 final number will be your complete financial recovery. Three is the most common multiplier, and four and five are usually saved for cases that cause disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Battlefield, MO will ensure that an insurance adjuster or jury recognizes every way that your injuries have impacted you and compensate you for all of it.

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

Generally, according to Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the day your injury happened to bring your personal injury claim in Battlefield or anywhere in Missouri. If you were under 21 at the time of the injury, you have five years from the day you turn 21. That may seem like a long time, but it is critical to call a car accident lawyer as soon as possible for the best results in your case.

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

Battlefield, MO residents who have not talked to a car accident lawyer could accidentally do or say things that make their claim harder to win. Some common mistakes your car accident lawyer in Battlefield, MO sees are:

  • Not Calling the Police: According to Missouri Revised Statute §300.110, you need to report an accident to the police "as soon as reasonably possible" if it lead to an injury. Police are coached to ascertain fault in wrecks and their police report will be key in your claim.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take photographs of both vehicles and the surrounding area and collect witness contact information. This will also be extremely useful in your claim.
  • Not Seeking Medical Attention: In order to be totally compensated for your injuries, you need to have them recorded and treated. Always be entirely honest with your physician about any aches you have.
  • Believing the Insurance Company: Insurance companies use a lot of deceptive tactics to reimburse you for 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.
  • Accepting the First Settlement Offer: If you need the money as soon as possible, it might be appealing to take what they are offering you now. It is a far better idea in the long run to wait for the full financial recovery you are owed.
  • Not Hiring a Burger Law Car Accident Lawyer: Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has committed their life to pursuing justice for the injured in Battlefield, MO. When someone does not want to admit liability or the insurance company is not being fair, we step in and demand that you are treated fairly and get the complete financial recovery you are owed.

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

Over 75 percent of people who die in auto wrecks are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen firsthand the devastation that a reckless driver can cause. While you cannot always control what other people do, there are numerous actions you can take to protect yourself in addition to others on the Battlefield, MO roads.

  • Always wear a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved an estimated 14,955 people from death. Over four-fifths of drivers and passengers who are entirely thrown out of the vehicle die, and the majority of the rest suffered serious, life-changing injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that wearing a seatbelt lessens the chances of death by almost half and moderate to critical injury by 50 percent.
  • Be familiar with the laws and best driving practices. The Missouri Department of Revenue offers a Driver Guide for Battlefield, MO drivers. Basic tips like driving slower and increasing following distance in winter conditions not only go a long way in keeping you and everyone else on the road safe, but they also shield you from liability or being partially blamed for a crash if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you ride a motorcycle, use a helmet. While Battlefield, MO does not have laws forcing motorcycle drivers to wear helmets, they can save your life. 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 consequences of a motor vehicle wreck. Pull over safely if you need need your phone for an emergency. If you use your phone for directions, turn the volume up 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. The road is for everyone, and we all need to be respectful to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Understand that you are controlling thousands of pounds of metal moving at high speeds. Safety needs to be your priority. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, almost a quarter of traffic deaths are people under the age of 25. Maturity is probably a contributing factor.
  • Drive with both hands on the wheel. Just having one hand on the wheel can significantly lessen your control of the car. Quickly changing the radio is likely 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 substantially diminish your ability to operate a car safely, but it also raises your confidence and makes you feel more powerful, so you might think driving while drunk will be fine. Your brain may trick you into believing you can drive home safely, but it is never the case.

You can take every possible precaution when driving, but unfortunately the negligent behavior of irresponsible drivers can still cause you injury. When you get hurt because someone else broke the rules of the road, you are owed complete compensation for all of your damages. Every Battlefield, 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 Battlefield, MO

You just have one shot for the best possible financial recovery. Do not let it go. Our Battlefield, MO car accident lawyer team pushes back against bullies like resistant insurance companies and thoughtless drivers who do not want to take responsibility for their actions. We know the economic consequences of being injured are sudden and harsh. That is why we have dedicated our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Battlefield, MO recompensed and made whole again. You do not have to go through these trying times by yourself. To protect you and your family's future, call a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Battlefield, MO immediately at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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