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Car Accident Lawyer Boone County, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Boone County, MO. They broke the rules of the road, and now you are left to pick up the pieces. You do not have to pay because another driver was irresponsible. Call a Burger Law Boone County, MO car accident lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form for a free case evaluation and to start on your road to recovery.

The damage that unthinking and negligent drivers can cause is often devastating, and they need to be held responsible for their behavior. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has dedicated their career to standing up to bullies and defending the rights of the vulnerable in Boone County, MO to secure them the financial recovery they need to mend and return to the life they know. If you were harmed by a careless driver, we know you are angry — that is warranted. You are also probably apprehensive about the financial effects of medical costs and lost work, in addition to the physical and emotional agony that accompanies your injuries. The law offers you an avenue to restoration; our Boone County, MO car accident lawyer team is here to guide you across it and fight for you until there is nothing left to fight and you are completely repaid for the harm another person's neglect caused. You do not have to wait another second to start the process of being made whole again. We accept no fees until we win your case.

In over 30 years of experience, our car accident lawyer team has won more than $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were injured because somebody else broke the rules of the road, find out the value of your case by filling out our complimentary 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, despite there being fewer people on the road because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A 2018 study found that Missouri ranked 12th in the nation in deadly road wrecks, with 58 percent of those deaths happening on rural roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol stated 36,033 motor vehicle accidents that resulted in personal injury and 923 deadly motor vehicle accidents.

If you were one of the many in Boone County or anywhere in Missouri to be hurt on the road because of someone else's horrible behavior, contact a car accident lawyer straight away at (314) 500-HURT.

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

With some standard fender-benders, you may be able to be fairly compensated without legal representation. But when you are injured in a wreck, you generally require a car accident lawyer to fight on your behalf and make certain that you get the best possible outcome in your claim. When you hire a Burger Law Boone County, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Conduct and investigation your accident and attain evidence, such as:
    • Pictures
    • Surveillance video
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness testimony
    • Your medical records
  • Ensure you receive the full medical treatment you need
  • Provide you with trustworthy and personalized legal advice
  • Use our network of Boone County, MO experts to help establish your case
  • Handle all the legal aspects of your case so you can focus on healing
  • Insist that you receive a fair settlement offer
  • Take your case to court when we do not secure a fair settlement

You can believe in a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Boone County, MO to persistently and fervently demand justice for your injuries. We have dedicated our lives to helping the vulnerable in Boone County, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our case review and initial investigation are free, so there is no reason not to talk to us. Call a car accident lawyer immediately at (314) 500-HURT to talk over your case.

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Boone County, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

The majority of our Boone County, MO clients have never had to hire a car accident lawyer before, and naturally have a good deal of questions about their rights and the legal procedure. Below are some of the most common questions we get in relation 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 Boone County, MO are:

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

How Do I Prove a Motor Vehicle Accident Case?

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

  1. Duty of Care: Missouri Revised Statute §304.120 dictates that motorists are "to exercise highest degree of care." So any person who gets behind the wheel automatically 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 referred to as "causation," you need to show that the driver's breach of duty directly caused injured you.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what ultimately decides negligence and refers to the root cause of your injuries. A drunk driver is plainly negligent, but if a vehicle's brakes do not work, the proximate cause is malfunctioning parts and the driver may not automatically be liable.
  5. Damages: That your injuries caused some type of loss, like damage to your car, medical expenses and/or lost wages.

Can I Still Be Awarded 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 liable for your wreck, your compensation will be lessened by the percentage of culpability you are responsible for. For example, if a jury awards 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 depends on the significance of your injuries, the effects they have had your life and the willpower of your car accident lawyer. With the help of your attorney, you will be able to receive compensation for:

  • Economic damages, such as:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning capacity
    • Medical bills, for example:
      • Emergency room visits
      • Follow-up doctors visits
      • Surgeries
      • Physical therapy
      • Medication bills
      • In-home medical treatment
      • Assistive devices such as crutches or necessary upgrades to your home
      • Future estimated medical costs, for example further physical therapy or prescriptions, 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 rare cases in Boone County, MO, such as 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 number on intangible consequences of a crash such as mental anguish. Noneconomic damages are generally quantified through one of two methods:

  1. The Per Diem Method: "Per diem" means "per day" in Latin. In this method, you are granted a daily amount for every day you were impacted by your injury. The daily amount is usually equivalent to the amount you make from a day's labor, the notion being that a day of suffering or mental distress is at least worth a day's work. This method is not used 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, often between 1.5 and 5, and the product will be your total recovery. Three is the most common multiplier, and four and five are usually only used in cases that result in disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Boone County, MO will make certain that an insurance adjuster or jury understands every way 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 Boone County, MO?

Generally speaking, pursuant to Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the date of your wreck to file your personal injury claim in Boone County or elsewhere in Missouri. If you were under 21 at the time of the accident, you have five years from your 21st birthday. That might seem like a long time, but it is crucial to contact a car accident lawyer as soon as possible for the best results in your case.

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

Boone County, MO residents who have not been in touch with a car accident lawyer may mistakenly do or say things that make their claim harder to win. Some common mistakes your car accident lawyer in Boone County, MO sees are:

  • Not Calling the Police: Following Missouri Revised Statute §300.110, you must report an accident to the police "as soon as reasonably possible" if it results in injury. Police are coached to determine liability in accidents and their police report will be indispensable in your case.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take photos of both vehicles and the surrounding area and obtain witness contact information. This will also be incredibly valuable in your case.
  • Not Seeking Medical Care: In order to be totally compensated for your injuries, you need to have them recorded and treated. Always be entirely truthful with your physician about any aches you have.
  • Believing the Insurance Company: Insurance adjusters employ a lot of tricks to reimburse you for as little as they can; that is how they make money. Do not believe anything they say or make any recorded statements until you have talked to a lawyer.
  • Taking the Initial Settlement Offer: If you need the money fast, it might be enticing to take what they are offering you now. It is a far better idea in the long term to wait for the maximum compensation you truly deserve.
  • Not Hiring a Burger Law Car Accident Lawyer: Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has devoted their career to pursuing justice for the injured in Boone County, MO. When someone does not want to admit fault or the insurance company will not be fair, we step in and demand that you are treated fairly and get the maximum financial recovery you are owed.

How to Avoid Auto Accidents | Boone County, MO Car Accident Lawyer

Over three quarters of people killed in auto collisions are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen firsthand the anguish that a negligent driver can cause. While you cannot always control what other people do, there are many actions you can take to ensure your own safety as well as the safety of others on the Boone County, MO roadways.

  • Always wear a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved an estimated 14,955 people from death. More than four-fifths of drivers and passengers who are entirely expelled from the vehicle die, and most of the rest suffered significant, life-altering injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that wearing a seatbelt lowers the risk 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 has published a Driver Guide for anyone on the Boone County, MO roads. Simple tips like driving slower and increasing following distance in winter conditions not only go a long way in keeping you and other drivers and passengers safe, but they also protect you from liability or being partially blamed for an accident if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you are a motorcyclist, wear a helmet. While Boone County, 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 call someone back, you can never take back the effects of an auto accident. Pull over safely if you need to make an urgent call. 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.
  • Have the right attitude. We all share the road, and we all need to be polite to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Recognize 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 one-fourth of motor vehicle deaths are people under the age of 25. Maturity is likely a contributing factor.
  • Drive with 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 you should mostly be driving with both hands.
  • Call a taxi or ridesharing service if you have been drinking. Not only does alcohol substantially diminish your ability to operate a motor vehicle 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 true.

You can take every precaution imaginable when you get behind the wheel, but regrettably the thoughtless actions of irresponsible drivers can still cause you injury. When you get hurt because someone else broke the rules of the road, you deserve maximum compensation for all of your damages. Every Boone County, 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 Boone County, MO

You just have one shot for the best possible financial recovery. Do not let it go. Our Boone County, MO car accident lawyer team pushes back against bullies like resistant insurance companies and reckless drivers who do not want to be held accountable for their actions. We know the economic implications of being injured are unexpected and harsh. That is why we have dedicated our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Boone County, 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 Boone County, MO now at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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