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Car Accident Lawyer Butler, MO

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

The damage that selfish and reckless drivers can cause is often devastating, and they need to be held responsible for their actions. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has devoted their life to standing up to bullies and standing up for of the vulnerable in Butler, MO to deliver them the financial recovery they need to move forward and return to the life they know. If you were harmed by a negligent driver, we know you are furious — that is warranted. You are also probably uncertain about the economic implications of medical costs and lost wages, in addition to the physical and emotional pain that goes along with your injuries. The law extends a path to restitution; our Butler, 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 harm someone else's horrible behavior caused. You do not have to wait any longer to start on your road to recovery. We do not charge any fees until you receive the compensation you are owed.

In more than 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 injured because another driver was careless, see the value of your injuries 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 Butler and Missouri?

In Missouri, car accident fatalities increased 12% between 2019 and 2020, despite the fact that 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 fatal traffic wrecks, with 58 percent of those fatalities happening on country roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol stated 36,033 motor vehicle accidents that resulted in personal injury and 923 fatal car crashes.

If you were one of the many in Butler or anywhere in Missouri to be injured on the road because of somebody else's negligent behavior, reach out to a car accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT.

How a Car Accident Lawyer in Butler, MO Can Help

With some standard fender-benders, you may be able to be fully reimbursed without the assistance of an attorney. But when you are harmed in a collision, you usually require a car accident lawyer to fight by your side and make sure that you get the best results in your claim. When you hire a Burger Law Butler, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Carry out and investigation your accident and attain evidence, for instance:
    • Pictures
    • Surveillance video
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness depositions
    • Your medical records
  • Ensure you receive the full medical care you need
  • Provide you with reliable and personalized legal advice
  • Employ our network of Butler, MO experts to help establish your case
  • Manage 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 trust a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Butler, MO to forcefully and fervently demand justice in your case. We have pledged our lives to helping the injured in Butler, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our case evaluation and initial investigation are free, so there is no risk in speaking with us. Get in touch with a car accident lawyer immediately at (314) 500-HURT to discuss your case.

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Butler, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

Most of our Butler, MO clients have never needed to hire a car accident lawyer before, and as expected have many questions about their rights and the legal procedure. Below are some of the most frequent questions we are asked 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 Butler, MO are:

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

How Do I Prove a Car Accident Case?

In order to win your claim, 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." That means that anybody 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 operate the vehicle safely.
  3. Cause in Fact: Also known as "causation," you need to demonstrate that the driver's breach of duty directly caused you harm.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what ultimately decides negligence and refers to the underlying source of your injuries. A drunk driver is clearly liable, but if a vehicle's brakes do not function correctly, the proximate cause is defective components and the driver may not necessarily be at fault.
  5. Damages: That your injuries resulted in some sort of loss, like damage to your car, 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. Meaning, that if you are found to be partially blameworthy for your accident, your compensation will be decreased by the portion of culpability you are responsible for. For instance, if a jury awards you $100,000 for a wreck, but determines that you were 30 percent at fault, the final amount you receive would be $70,000.

How Much is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

That is contingent on the severity of your injuries, how they have impacted your life and the willpower of your car accident lawyer. With the aid of your lawyer, you will be able to recover compensation for:

  • Economic damages, including:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning capacity
    • Medical bills, such as:
      • Emergency room visits
      • Subsequent doctors visits
      • Surgeries
      • Physical therapy
      • Medication costs
      • In-home medical treatment
      • Assistive devices such as crutches or required upgrades to your vehicle
      • Future estimated medical bills, such as further physical rehabilitation or prescriptions, or replacement costs for assistive devices
    • Transportation costs to and from medical care
    • 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 Butler, MO, for instance drunk driving accidents, your car accident lawyer may be able to help you secure punitive damages.

How Are Noneconomic Damages Calculated?

It is hard to put a figure on intangible reverberations of a wreck like loss of capacity to enjoy life. Noneconomic damages are typically quantified through one of two formulas:

  1. The Per Diem Method: "Per diem" stands for "per day" in Latin. In this method, you are granted a daily amount for each day you were affected. The daily amount is generally the same as the amount you make from a day's work, the belief being that a day of suffering or emotional agony has at least the same value as 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, generally 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 saved for cases that lead to disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Butler, MO will ensure that an insurance company or jury realizes the full extent that your injuries have affected you and reimburse you for all of it.

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

In General, under Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the day your injury transpired to make your personal injury claim in Butler 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 might appear a long time, but it is vital to contact a car accident lawyer immediately for the best results in your case.

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

Butler, MO residents who have not spoken with a car accident lawyer could mistakenly do or say things that hurt their claim. Some common mistakes your car accident lawyer in Butler, MO sees are:

  • Not Calling the Police: Pursuant to 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 are taught to determine liability in wrecks 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 extremely valuable in your case.
  • Not Seeking Medical Care: In order to be completely compensated for your injuries, you need to have them recorded and treated. Always be 100 percent honest with your doctor about any pains you have.
  • Trusting the Insurance Company: Insurance adjusters utilize a lot of tricks to compensate you with as little as they can; that is how they make money. 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 may be tempting to take what you can get immediately. It is a much better idea when all is said and done to wait for the maximum compensation you are owed.
  • Not Hiring a Burger Law Car Accident Lawyer: Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has pledged their career to pursuing justice for the injured in Butler, MO. When someone declines to admit fault or the insurance company refused to be fair, we step up and demand that you are treated fairly and get the maximum financial recovery you deserve.

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

More than three quarters of people who perish in traffic accidents are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen with their own eyes the wreckage that a thoughtless driver can cause. While you cannot always control what other people do, there are several measures you can take to protect yourself as well as others on the Butler, MO roadways.

  • Always use a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved approximately 14,955 people from death. Over 83 percent of drivers and passengers who are completely expelled from the vehicle perish, and most of the rest suffered significant, life-changing injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that wearing a seatbelt lowers 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 has published a Driver Guide for anyone on the Butler, MO roads. Basic suggestions like driving slower and increasing following distance in winter conditions not only do a lot to keep you and other drivers and passengers safe, but they also shield you from liability or being partially blamed for a wreck if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you ride a motorcycle, use a helmet. While Butler, MO does not have laws forcing motorcycle drivers to use helmets, they are literal life-savers. In 2017, helmets saved 1,872 lives.
  • Put away your cell phone. While you can always call someone back, you can never take back the effects of an auto accident. 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 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. The road is for everyone, and we all need to be courteous to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Recognize that you are controlling thousands of pounds of metal moving at high speeds. Safety should be your prime concern. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, almost 25 percent of traffic deaths are people under the age of 25. A less cautious attitude is probably a contributing factor.
  • Drive with both hands on the wheel. Only having one hand on the wheel can considerably 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 significantly impede your ability to operate a motor vehicle safely, but it also raises your confidence and makes you feel more powerful, so you could think driving while drunk will be fine. Your brain might trick you into thinking you can drive home safely, but it is never the case.

You can take every precaution imaginable when driving, but regrettably the thoughtless actions of irresponsible drivers can still injure you. When you get hurt because someone else broke the rules of the road, you are owed maximum compensation for all of your damages. Every Butler, 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 Butler, MO

You just have one chance for a full financial recovery. Do not let it go. Our Butler, 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 actions. We know the economic hardships of being injured are unexpected and severe. That is why we have committed our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Butler, MO compensated 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 Butler, MO now at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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