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Car Accident Lawyer Belton, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Belton, MO. They broke the rules of the road, and now you are left to pick up the pieces. You should not have to pay because someone else was irresponsible. Call a Burger Law Belton, MO car accident lawyer immediately at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form for a complimentary consultation and to start on your road to being made whole again.

The damage that selfish and negligent drivers can cause is often staggering, and they need to be held responsible for their behavior. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has pledged their life to fighting back against bullies and standing up for of the vulnerable in Belton, MO to deliver them the financial recovery they need to heal and return to the life they know. If you were injured by a careless driver, we know you are infuriated — you deserve to be. You are also probably apprehensive about the economic hardships of medical bills and lost pay, not to mention the physical and emotional anguish that comes with your injuries. The law offers you a bridge to recompense; our Belton, MO car accident lawyer team is here to lead you through it and fight for you until there is nothing left to fight and you are entirely compensated for the harm someone else's irresponsible behavior caused. You do not have to wait any longer to start the process of being made whole again. We accept no fees until you are awarded the compensation you deserve.

In over three decades of experience, our car accident lawyer team has delivered over $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were injured because another person was reckless, see how much your claim may be worth by using 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 rose by 12% between 2019 and 2020, despite there being fewer people on the road because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A 2018 study reported that Missouri ranked 12th in the nation in fatal auto accidents, with 58 percent of those fatalities happening on rural roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 36,033 car crashes that caused personal injury and 923 fatal auto wrecks.

If you were one of the many in Belton or anywhere in Missouri to be injured on the road because of another driver's carelessness, reach out to a car accident lawyer straight away at (314) 500-HURT.

How a Car Accident Lawyer in Belton, MO Can Help

With some ordinary fender-benders, you might be able to be fairly compensated without the aid of a lawyer. But when you are hurt in an accident, you usually require a car accident lawyer to fight by your side and ensure that you get the best possible end result in your claim. When you hire a Burger Law Belton, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Investigate your crash and acquire evidence, including:
    • Photographs
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness testimony
    • Your medical records
  • Make certain you receive the full medical treatment you need
  • Provide you with wise and personalized legal guidance
  • Utilize our network of Belton, MO experts to help develop a legal strategy
  • Manage all the legal aspects of your case so you can spend your energy on healing
  • Demand that you are given a fair settlement offer
  • Take your case to trial when we do not secure a fair settlement

You can depend on a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Belton, MO to forcefully and zealously demand justice for your injuries. We have committed our lives to helping the vulnerable in Belton, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our case evaluation and primary investigation are free, so there is no risk in speaking with us. Reach out to a car accident lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT to go over your case.

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Belton, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

The majority of our Belton, MO clients have never needed to hire a car accident lawyer before, and naturally have a lot of questions about their rights and the legal process. The following are several of the most common questions we get with regard to car accident claims:

Who Is Liable in My Car Accident?

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

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

How Do I Prove a Car Crash Case?

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

  1. Duty of Care: Missouri Revised Statute §304.120 states that motorists are "to exercise highest degree of care." So anybody who gets behind the wheel necessarily owes you a duty of care.
  2. Breach of Duty: The driver broke a law or otherwise did not drive safely.
  3. Cause in Fact: Also known as "causation," you have to show that the driver's breach of duty directly caused your injuries.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what ultimately confirms negligence and refers to the root origin of your injuries. A drunk driver is plainly negligent, but if a vehicle's brakes do not function properly, the proximate cause is malfunctioning parts and the driver may not automatically be to blame.
  5. Damages: That your injuries resulted in some sort of loss, such as property damage, medical bills 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 at fault for your wreck, your compensation will be decreased by the portion of fault you are responsible for. For example, if a jury grants you $100,000 for an accident, but determines that you were 30 percent at fault, the your final compensation would be $70,000.

How Much is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

That is contingent on the gravity of your injuries, the impact they have had your life and the skill of your car accident lawyer. With the assistance of your lawyer, you will be able to receive compensation for:

  • Economic damages, such as:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning capacity
    • Medical expenses, including:
      • Urgent care
      • Subsequent doctors appointments
      • Surgeries
      • Physical rehabilitation
      • Medication costs
      • In-home medical care
      • Assistive devices such as wheelchairs or required improvements to your vehicle
      • Future estimated medical expenses, such as further physical rehabilitation or prescriptions, or replacement costs 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 rare cases in Belton, MO, for instance drunk driving crashes, your car accident lawyer may be able to help you collect punitive damages.

How Are Noneconomic Damages Calculated?

It is difficult to put a figure on intangible reverberations of a wreck such as pain and suffering. Noneconomic damages are usually quantified through one of two formulas:

  1. The Per Diem Method: "Per diem" stands for "per day" in Latin. In this method, you are given a daily amount for every day you were affected. The daily amount is generally equal to the amount you make from a day's work, the notion being that a day of pain or mental agony is at least worth a day's work. This method is not employed for injuries causing disability as it is impossible to know how many days your injury will impact you.
  2. The Multiplier Method: In this method, your economic damages are multiplied by a number, typically between 1.5 and 5, and the product will be your final recovery. Three is used most often, and four and five are often only used in cases that lead to disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Belton, MO will make sure that an insurance adjuster or jury realizes the full extent that your injuries have affected you and reimburse you for all of your damages.

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

Typically, following Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the date of your collision to make your personal injury claim in Belton or anywhere in Missouri. If you were under 21 at the time of the injury, you have five years from your 21st birthday. That might appear a long time, but it is crucial to contact a car accident lawyer immediately for the best results in your case.

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

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

  • Not Calling the Police: Following Missouri Revised Statute §300.110, you have to report an accident to the police "as soon as reasonably possible" if it results in injury. Police know how to determine fault in wrecks and their police report will be crucial in your claim.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take pictures of both vehicles and the surrounding area and gather witness contact information. This will also be incredibly helpful in your case.
  • Not Seeking Medical Attention: In order to be wholly compensated for your injuries, you need to have them recorded and treated. Always be totally truthful with your physician about any pains you have.
  • Trusting the Insurance Company: Insurance companies use a lot of deceptive tactics to compensate you with as little as possible; that is their job. Do not trust anything they say or make any recorded statements until you have talked to an attorney.
  • Taking the First Settlement Offer: If you need the money quickly, it might be tempting to take what you can get now. It is a far better idea in the long term to wait for the full compensation you truly deserve.
  • 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 Belton, MO. When someone refuses to admit fault or the insurance company will not be fair, we step up and demand that you are treated fairly and get the fair compensation you are owed.

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

More than 75 percent of people who die in car crashes are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen personally the anguish that a careless driver can cause. While you cannot always control how other people drive, there are many actions you can take to protect yourself as well as others on the Belton, MO roadways.

  • 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 perish, and the majority of the rest experienced grave, 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 rules of the road. The Missouri Department of Revenue offers a Driver Guide for anyone on the Belton, MO roads. Fundamental suggestions 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 wreck if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you are a motorcyclist, use a helmet. While Belton, MO does not have laws forcing motorcycle drivers to wear 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 consequences of a car accident. Pull over safely if you need need your phone for an emergency. If you use your phone for directions, put the volume on high and turn the music 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 should be polite to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Understand that you are in control of several tons of metal moving at high speeds. Safety needs to be your priority. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, almost one-fourth of auto deaths are people under the age of 25. A less cautious attitude is probably a contributing factor.
  • Drive with both hands on the wheel. Just having one hand on the wheel can considerably diminish your control of the car. Quickly changing the A/C settings 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 impede your ability to operate a motor vehicle safely, but it also boosts your confidence and makes you feel more powerful, so you might think driving while drunk will be fine. Your brain may deceive you into thinking you can drive home safely, but it is never true.

You can take every possible precaution when driving, but unfortunately the careless actions of irresponsible drivers can still cause you harm. When you get hurt because another person broke the rules of the road, you are entitled to complete compensation for all of your damages. Every Belton, MO car accident lawyer at Burger Law takes on and wins the tough cases, and knows how to achieve great results.


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Car Accident Lawyer Belton, MO

You just have one opportunity for a full financial recovery. Do not let it go. Our Belton, MO car accident lawyer team stands up to bullies like resistant insurance companies and negligent drivers who do not want to be held accountable for their behavior. We know the financial hardships of being injured are unanticipated and severe. That is why we have dedicated our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Belton, MO compensated and made whole again. You do not have to go through these difficult times alone. To protect you and your family's future, call a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Belton, MO today at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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