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Car Accident Lawyer Carrollton, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Carrollton, 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 thoughtlessly. Call a Burger Law Carrollton, MO car accident lawyer immediately at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form for a complimentary consultation and to start on your road to being made whole again.

The damage that self-centered and reckless drivers can cause is often shattering, and they need to be held accountable for their actions. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has dedicated their life to fighting back against bullies and standing up for of the injured in Carrollton, MO to deliver them the compensation they need to mend and get their life back. If you were harmed by a careless driver, we know you are furious — you deserve to be. You are also likely uncertain about the economic hardships of medical costs and lost work, as well as the physical and emotional agony that accompanies your injuries. The law provides you with a path to restoration; our Carrollton, MO car accident lawyer team is here to lead the way you across it and fight for you until there is nothing left to fight and you are fully repaid for the destruction somebody else's negligence caused. You do not have to wait another second to start on your road to recovery. We accept no fees until we win your case.

In more than three decades of defending the rights of the vulnerable, 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 broke the rules of the road, see the value of your claim by filling out our free personal injury calculator.

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How Common Are Car Accidents in Carrollton and Missouri?

In Missouri, car accident fatalities increased 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 road wrecks, with 58 percent of those deaths occurring on rural roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 36,033 auto collisions that caused personal injury and 923 fatal car crashes.

If you were one of the many in Carrollton or anywhere in Missouri who was hurt on the road because of another driver's neglect, contact a car accident lawyer straight away at (314) 500-HURT.

How a Car Accident Lawyer in Carrollton, MO Can Help

With some standard fender-benders, you may be able to be fairly compensated without legal representation. But when you are hurt in a wreck, you generally require a car accident lawyer to fight by your side and make certain that you get the best results in your case. When you hire a Burger Law Carrollton, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Investigate your case and attain evidence, for example:
    • Photos
    • Surveillance video
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness depositions
    • Your medical records
  • Make sure you get the full medical care you need
  • Offer you sound and personalized legal guidance
  • Employ our network of Carrollton, MO experts to help establish your case
  • Handle all the legal aspects of your case so you can spend your energy on healing
  • Insist that you get a fair settlement offer
  • Take your case to court when the insurance company will not give you a fair offer

You can believe in a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Carrollton, MO to tenaciously and zealously demand justice for your damages. We have pledged our lives to helping the injured in Carrollton, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our case evaluation and initial investigation do no cost anything, so there is no risk in talking to. Reach out to a car accident lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT to discuss your case.

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Carrollton, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

The bulk of our Carrollton, MO clients have never had to hire a car accident lawyer before, and unsurprisingly have a good deal of questions about their rights and the legal process. Below are a few of the most common questions we are asked 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 Carrollton, MO are:

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

How Do I Prove an Auto Accident Case?

In order to win your claim, your car accident lawyer will have to prove 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 whoever in control of a vehicle 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 called "causation," you need to show that the driver's breach of duty directly caused your injuries.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what finally confirms liability and refers to the root origin of your injuries. A drunk driver is obviously liable, but if a vehicle's brakes do not work, the proximate cause is defective components and the driver may not automatically be negligent.
  5. Damages: That your injuries led to some sort of loss, for instance 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. That means that if you are found to be partially culpable for your crash, your compensation will be diminished by the percentage of blame you are responsible for. For instance, if a jury awards you $100,000 for a crash, but finds that you were 30 percent to blame, the your final recovery 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 skill of your car accident lawyer. With the assistance of your attorney, you will be able to be awarded compensation for:

  • Economic damages, including:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning potential
    • Medical costs, for instance:
      • Emergency room visits
      • Subsequent doctors appointments
      • Surgeries
      • Physical rehabilitation
      • Medication costs
      • In-home medical care
      • Assistive devices such as crutches or required improvements to your vehicle
      • Future estimated medical bills, like further physical therapy 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 Carrollton, MO, for example drunk driving accidents, your car accident lawyer may be able to help you collect punitive damages.

How Are Noneconomic Damages Calculated?

It is tough to put a number on intangible reverberations of a collision like loss of capacity to enjoy life. Noneconomic damages are typically computed using one of two methods:

  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 were impacted by your injury. The daily amount is usually equivalent to the amount you make from a day's labor, the idea being that a day of pain or emotional anguish is at least worth a day's work. This method is not used for permanent injuries as there is no way to know how long 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 final number will be your total recovery. Three is the most common multiplier, and four and five are generally saved for cases that lead to disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Carrollton, MO will make sure that an insurance company or jury understands 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 Carrollton, MO?

In most cases, under Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the day your injury transpired to file your personal injury claim in Carrollton or anywhere in Missouri. If you were under 21 at the time of the crash, you have five years from your 21st birthday. That might appear a long time, but it is imperative to contact a car accident lawyer immediately for the best results in your case.

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

Carrollton, MO residents who have not talked to a car accident lawyer could mistakenly do or say things that make their claim harder to win. Some common mistakes your car accident lawyer in Carrollton, 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 lead to an injury. Police are trained to determine negligence in collisions and their police report will be critical in your claim.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take photos of both vehicles and the surrounding area and acquire witness contact information. This will also be very beneficial in your case.
  • Not Seeking Medical Attention: In order to be fully compensated for your injuries, you need to have records of them and have them treated. Always be totally frank with your doctor about any aches you have.
  • Trusting the Insurance Company: Insurance adjusters utilize a lot of tricks to reimburse you for as little as possible; that is how they make money. Do not trust anything they say or make any recorded statements until you have talked to an attorney.
  • Accepting the Initial Settlement Offer: If you need the money quickly, it might be appealing to take what they are offering you now. It is far better in the long term to wait for the maximum 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 Carrollton, MO. When someone does not want to admit culpability or the insurance company will not be fair, we step in and insist that you are treated fairly and get the fair financial recovery you deserve.

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

Over 75 percent of people who perish in auto crashes are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen firsthand the damage that a negligent driver can cause. While you cannot always control other people's behavior, there are numerous steps you can take to ensure your own safety in addition to the safety of others on the Carrollton, MO roadways.

  • Always use a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved approximately 14,955 people from death. More than four-fifths of drivers and passengers who are entirely ejected from the vehicle perish, and most of the rest experienced severe, life-altering injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that wearing a seatbelt reduces the risk of death by almost half and moderate to critical injury by 50 percent.
  • Be familiar with the laws and best driving practices. The Missouri Department of Revenue provides a Driver Guide for anyone on the Carrollton, 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 protect you from liability or being partially blamed for an accident if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you drive a motorcycle, use a helmet. While Carrollton, MO does not have laws forcing motorcycle drivers to wear 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 a traffic crash. 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.
  • Have the right attitude. No one owns the road, and we all should be polite to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Recognize that you are controlling several tons of metal moving at high speeds. Safety needs to be your prime concern. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, almost a quarter of traffic deaths are people under the age of 25. Maturity is likely a contributing factor.
  • Keep both hands on the wheel. Just having one hand on the wheel can considerably diminish your control of the vehicle. Quickly changing the radio is likely 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 considerably diminish your ability to operate a car safely, but it also raises your confidence and makes you feel more powerful, so you might think driving while drunk will be fine. Your brain may trick 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 unfortunately the thoughtless actions of irresponsible drivers can still harm 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 Carrollton, 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 Carrollton, MO

You just have one chance for a full financial recovery. Do not let it go. Our Carrollton, 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 actions. We know the economic consequences of being injured are unanticipated and harsh. That is why we have dedicated our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Carrollton, MO compensated and made whole again. You do not have to go through these taxing times by yourself. To protect you and your family's future, call a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Carrollton, MO straight away at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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