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Car Accident Lawyer Camden County, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Camden County, MO. They broke the rules of the road, and now your life is upended. You do not have to pay because another driver was negligent. Call a Burger Law Camden County, MO car accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form for a complimentary case review and to start on your road to being made whole again.

The damage that selfish and reckless drivers can cause is often catastrophic, and they need to be held accountable for their behavior. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has pledged their career to standing up to bullies and standing up for of the injured in Camden County, MO to get them the compensation they need to heal and get their life back. If you were hurt by a careless driver, we know you are outraged — that is warranted. You are also probably concerned about the economic consequences of medical bills and lost wages, not to mention the physical and emotional pain that accompanies your injuries. The law extends an avenue to restitution; our Camden County, MO car accident lawyer team is here to guide you through it and fight by your side until there is nothing left to fight and you are fully repaid for the damage somebody else's negligent behavior caused. You do not have to wait another second to begin the process of being made whole again. We charge no fees until we win your case.

In over three decades of experience, our car accident lawyer team has gotten over $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were harmed because another person broke the rules of the road, learn how much your case 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 Camden County and Missouri?

In Missouri, car accident fatalities went up by 12% between 2019 and 2020, even though there were not as many people on the road due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A 2018 study reported that Missouri ranked 12th in the nation in deadly auto collisions, with over half of those fatalities happening on rural roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 36,033 car crashes that led to personal injury and 923 deadly auto accidents.

If you were one of the many in Camden County or anywhere in Missouri who was injured on the road because of another person's negligence, contact a car accident lawyer immediately at (314) 500-HURT.

How a Car Accident Lawyer in Camden County, MO Can Help

With some standard fender-benders, you may be able to be completely compensated without legal representation. But when you are injured in a wreck, you usually need a car accident lawyer to fight for you and ensure that you get the best results in your case. When you hire a Burger Law Camden County, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Perform and investigation your crash and attain evidence, for instance:
    • Photographs
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness testimony
    • Your medical records
  • Ensure you get the full medical treatment you need
  • Offer you reliable and individualized legal counsel
  • Utilize our network of Camden County, MO experts to help establish your case
  • Handle all communication, documentation, litigation and negotiations
  • Demand that you get a fair settlement offer
  • Take your case to trial when the insurance company will not give you a fair offer

You can depend on a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Camden County, MO to aggressively and zealously demand justice for your injuries. We have committed our careers to helping the vulnerable in Camden County, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our case review and preliminary investigation do no cost anything, so there is no risk in talking to. Call a car accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT to go over your case.

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Camden County, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

The bulk of our Camden County, MO clients have never had to hire a car accident lawyer before their injury, and as expected have many questions about their rights and the legal process. The following are several of the most common questions we are asked in relation 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 Camden County, MO are:

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

How Do I Win an Auto Accident Case?

In order to win your claim, 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 stipulates that drivers are "to exercise highest degree of care." Meaning, any person who 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 known as "causation," you must prove that the driver's breach of duty directly caused you harm.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what ultimately confirms liability and refers to the root origin of your injuries. A drunk driver is clearly liable, but if a vehicle's brakes do not work, the proximate cause is faulty parts and the driver may not necessarily be liable.
  5. Damages: That your injuries caused some sort of loss, for instance 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. What that means is that if you are found to be partially blameworthy for your crash, your compensation will be reduced by the portion of fault you share. For example, if a jury awards you $100,000 for a collision, but determines that you were 30 percent to blame, the your final recovery would be $70,000.

How Much is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

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

  • Economic damages, such as:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning potential
    • Medical bills, for example:
      • Emergency room visits
      • Follow-up doctors appointments
      • Surgeries
      • Physical therapy
      • Medication costs
      • In-home medical care
      • Assistive devices such as wheelchairs or required improvements to your vehicle
      • Future estimated medical expenses, for example further physical rehabilitation or medication, or replacement expenses for assistive devices
    • Transportation costs related to your 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 uncommon cases in Camden County, MO, for example drunk driving accidents, your car accident lawyer may be able to help you get punitive damages.

How Are Noneconomic Damages Calculated?

It is tough to put a dollar amount on intangible effects of a collision such as emotional anguish. Noneconomic damages are usually determined 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 each day you suffered. The daily amount is typically the same as the amount you make from a day's labor, the concept 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 it is impossible to know how long your injury will affect you.
  2. The Multiplier Method: In this method, your economic damages are multiplied by a number, typically between 1.5 and 5, and the final number will be your final compensation. Three is used most often, and four and five are typically reserved for cases that result in disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Camden County, MO will make certain that an insurance adjuster or jury realizes every way that your injuries have affected you and compensate you for all of it.

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

Typically, following Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the date of your accident to file your personal injury claim in Camden County 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 important 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 could unintentionally do or say things that hurt their claim. Some common mistakes your car accident lawyer in Camden County, MO sees are:

  • Not Calling the Police: Pursuant to Missouri Revised Statute §300.110, you are obligated to report an accident to the police "as soon as reasonably possible" if it results in injury. Police are trained to determine fault in accidents and their police report will be key in your case.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take pictures of both vehicles and the nearby area and gather witness contact information. This will also be very valuable in your claim.
  • Not Seeking Medical Treatment: In order to be totally compensated for your injuries, you need to have records of them and have them treated. Always be entirely truthful with your physician about any aches you have.
  • Believing the Insurance Company: Insurance companies utilize a lot of deceptive tactics to pay you as little as they can; that is how they make money. Do not trust anything they say or make any recorded statements before speaking with a lawyer.
  • Taking the Initial Settlement Offer: If you need the money fast, it may be appealing to take what you can get immediately. It is much better in the long term 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 pledged their life to pursuing justice for the injured in Camden County, MO. When someone declines to admit liability or the insurance company is not being fair, we step in and demand that you are treated fairly and get the maximum compensation you deserve.

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

Over three quarters of people who die in car crashes are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen firsthand the destruction that a reckless driver can cause. While you cannot always control other people's actions, there are various steps you can take to protect yourself in addition to others on the Camden County, MO roadways.

  • Always wear a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved approximately 14,955 people from death. Over four-fifths of drivers and passengers who are completely ejected from the vehicle die, and most of the rest suffered grave, life-altering injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that wearing a seatbelt lessens the risk of death by 45 percent and moderate to critical injury by 50 percent.
  • Be aware of the laws and best driving practices. The Missouri Department of Revenue offers a Driver Guide for Camden County, MO drivers. Basic suggestions like driving slower and increasing following distance in poor weather not only go a long way in keeping you and everyone else on the road safe, but they also shield you from fault or being partially blamed for a crash if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you are a motorcyclist, use a helmet. While Camden County, MO does not have laws requiring motorcycle drivers to wear helmets, they can save your life. 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 effects of a motor vehicle crash. 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 do not listen to music or podcasts 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 should be courteous to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Understand that you are in control of several tons of metal moving at high speeds. Safety should be the first thing on your mind. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, almost a quarter of auto deaths are people under the age of 25. Maturity is probably a contributing factor.
  • Drive with both hands on the wheel. Only having one hand on the wheel can substantially diminish your control of the vehicle. 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 impair your ability to drive 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 might 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 reckless behavior of irresponsible drivers can still injure you. When you get hurt because another driver broke the rules of the road, you are entitled to complete compensation for all of your damages. Every Camden County, 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 Camden County, MO

You only have one chance for a full financial recovery. Do not let it slip. Our Camden 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 behavior. We know the economic hardships of being injured are unanticipated and severe. That is why we have devoted our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Camden County, MO reimbursed 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 Camden County, MO straight away at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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