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Car Accident Lawyer Blue Springs, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Blue Springs, 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 behaved carelessly. Call a Burger Law Blue Springs, MO car accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form for a free case review and to start on your road to being made whole again.

The damage that selfish and reckless drivers can cause is often staggering, and they need to be held responsible for their actions. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has pledged their career to standing up to bullies and defending the rights of the vulnerable in Blue Springs, MO to get them the compensation they need to heal and return to the life they know. If you were harmed by an irresponsible driver, we know you are infuriated — that is warranted. You are also likely uncertain about the financial consequences of medical costs and lost work, not to mention the physical and emotional pain that goes along with your injuries. The law gives a path to restoration; our Blue Springs, MO car accident lawyer team is here to lead the way you across it and fight on your behalf until there is nothing more to fight and you are wholly compensated for the harm another driver's negligence caused. You do not have to wait any longer to start on your road to recovery. We accept no fees until we win your case.

In over three decades of experience, our car accident lawyer team has gotten more than $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were injured because another driver broke the rules of the road, see how much your claim may be worth by filling out our complimentary personal injury calculator.

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Chesterfield, MO 63005

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How Common Are Car Accidents in Blue Springs and Missouri?

In Missouri, car accident fatalities rose by 12% between 2019 and 2020, despite there being not as many people on the road owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. A 2018 study stated that Missouri ranked 12th in the nation in deadly motor vehicle collisions, with 58 percent of those deaths happening on rural roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 36,033 auto accidents that led to personal injury and 923 fatal motor vehicle accidents.

If you were one of the many in Blue Springs or anywhere in Missouri who was injured on the road because of someone else's neglect, get in touch with a car accident lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT.

How a Car Accident Lawyer in Blue Springs, MO Can Help

With some standard fender-benders, you may be able to be fairly compensated without legal representation. But when you are harmed in a crash, you usually require a car accident lawyer to fight on your behalf and make sure that you get the best possible end result in your case. When you hire a Burger Law Blue Springs, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Conduct and investigation your case and gather evidence, including:
    • Photographs
    • Surveillance video
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness statements
    • Your medical records
  • Make sure you get the full medical care you need
  • Offer you trustworthy and individualized legal advice
  • Utilize our network of Blue Springs, MO experts to help develop a legal strategy
  • Handle all communication, documentation, litigation and negotiations
  • Demand that you are given a fair settlement offer
  • Take your case to court when we do not secure a fair settlement

You can count on a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Blue Springs, MO to aggressively and passionately demand justice for your damages. We have committed our careers to helping the vulnerable in Blue Springs, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our case evaluation and preliminary investigation are free, so there is no risk in speaking with us. Get in touch with a car accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT to discuss your case.

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Blue Springs, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

The majority of our Blue Springs, MO clients have never had to hire a car accident lawyer prior to their crash, and as expected have a good deal of questions about their rights and the legal procedure. The following are a few 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 Blue Springs, 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 will have to show the five elements of negligence found in tort law:

  1. Duty of Care: Missouri Revised Statute §304.120 dictates that drivers are "to exercise highest degree of care." Meaning, anybody who gets behind the wheel automatically owes you a duty of care.
  2. Breach of Duty: The driver broke a law or otherwise did not operate the vehicle safely.
  3. Cause in Fact: Also referred to as "causation," you must show that the driver's breach of duty directly caused injured you.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what finally decides negligence and refers to the root source of your injuries. A drunk driver is plainly liable, but if a vehicle's brakes do not function properly, the proximate cause is malfunctioning parts and the driver may not necessarily be negligent.
  5. Damages: That your injuries resulted in some kind of loss, for example property damage, medical bills and/or lost wages.

Can I Still Collect Compensation If I Was Partially to Blame?

Yes. Missouri is a pure comparative fault state. That means that if you are found to be partially to blame for your wreck, your compensation will be diminished by the portion of fault you are responsible for. For instance, if a jury grants you $100,000 for an accident, but establishes that you were 30 percent at fault, the your final compensation would be $70,000.

How Much is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

That depends on the seriousness of your injuries, the impact they have had your life and the skill of your car accident lawyer. With the aid of your attorney, you will be able to receive compensation for:

  • Economic damages, including:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning potential
    • Medical expenses, for instance:
      • Emergency room visits
      • Follow-up doctors visits
      • Surgeries
      • Physical therapy
      • Medication bills
      • In-home medical treatment
      • Assistive devices such as crutches or required improvements to your vehicle
      • Future estimated medical bills, for example further physical rehabilitation or prescriptions, or replacement costs for assistive devices
    • Transportation costs related to your 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 Blue Springs, MO, for instance drunk driving crashes, your car accident lawyer may be able to help you receive punitive damages.

How Are Noneconomic Damages Calculated?

It is difficult to put a number on intangible reverberations of a crash such as mental anguish. Noneconomic damages are typically computed through one of two methods:

  1. The Per Diem Method: "Per diem" stands for "per day" in Latin. In this method, you are awarded a daily amount for every day you suffered. The daily amount is usually equal to the amount you make from a day's work, the belief being that a day of pain or emotional distress is at least worth a day's work. This method is not implemented for injuries causing disability as it is impossible 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 final number will be your total financial recovery. Three is the most common multiplier, and four and five are often only used in cases that result in disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Blue Springs, MO will ensure that an insurance company or jury understands 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 Blue Springs, MO?

In most cases, following Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the day your injury transpired to file your personal injury claim in Blue Springs or elsewhere in Missouri. If you were under 21 at the time of the crash, you have five years from your 21st birthday. That may appear a long time, but it is critical to get in touch with a car accident lawyer right away for the best outcome in your case.

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

People who have not been in touch 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 Blue Springs, MO sees are:

  • Not Calling the Police: Under Missouri Revised Statute §300.110, you have to report an accident to the police "as soon as reasonably possible" if it causes injury. Police are taught to ascertain liability in wrecks and their police report will be key in your claim.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take photos of both vehicles and the surrounding area and obtain witness contact information. This will also be very helpful in your claim.
  • Not Seeking Medical Attention: In order to be wholly compensated for your injuries, you need to have them recorded and treated. Always be entirely honest with your physician about any pains you have.
  • Believing the Insurance Company: Insurance adjusters employ a lot of deceptive tactics to reimburse you for as little as they can; that is their job. Do not believe anything they say or make any recorded statements until you have spoken with a lawyer.
  • Accepting the Initial Settlement Offer: If you need the money fast, it might be appealing to take what they are offering you now. It is far better in the long term to wait for the complete financial recovery you truly deserve.
  • Not Hiring a Burger Law Car Accident Lawyer: Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has committed their life to seeking justice for the injured in Blue Springs, MO. When someone refuses to admit culpability or the insurance company is not being fair, we step in and insist that you are treated fairly and get the full compensation you deserve.

How to Avoid Auto Accidents | Blue Springs, MO Car Accident Lawyer

More than 75 percent of people who perish in traffic crashes are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen personally the destruction that a reckless driver can cause. While you cannot always control other people's behavior, there are many actions you can take to protect yourself as well as others on the Blue Springs, 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 most of the rest suffered severe, life-altering injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that wearing a seatbelt decreases the chances of death by 45 percent and moderate to critical injury by 50 percent.
  • Be familiar with the rules of the road. The Missouri Department of Revenue offers a Driver Guide for Blue Springs, MO drivers. Fundamental tips like driving at lower speeds and increasing following distance in winter conditions not only do a lot to keep you and everyone else on the road safe, but they also shield you from liability or being partially blamed for an accident if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you ride a motorcycle, use a helmet. While Blue Springs, MO does not have laws forcing motorcycle drivers to use helmets, they are literal life-savers. In 2017, helmets saved 1,872 lives.
  • Put down your cell phone. While you can always text somebody later, you can never take back the consequences of a car wreck. Pull over safely if you need to make an urgent call. If you use your phone for directions, turn the volume up and do not listen to music or podcasts so you can clearly hear the directions and do not have to look down at your phone.
  • Have the right attitude. We all share the road, and we all should be respectful to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Understand that you are in control of 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. A less cautious attitude is probably a contributing factor.
  • Keep both hands on the wheel. Only having one hand on the wheel can considerably lessen 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 substantially 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 thinking you can drive home safely, but it is never the case.

You can take every precaution imaginable when you get behind the wheel, but unfortunately the negligent behavior of irresponsible drivers can still injure you. When you get hurt because another person broke the rules of the road, you are owed complete compensation for all of your damages. Every Blue Springs, MO car accident lawyer at Burger Law takes on and wins the tough cases, and knows how to get great results.


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Car Accident Lawyer Blue Springs, MO

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

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