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Car Accident Lawyer Cass County, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Cass 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 person was irresponsible. Call a Burger Law Cass County, MO car accident lawyer immediately at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form for a complimentary case review and to start on your road to recovery.

The damage that self-centered and reckless drivers can cause is often catastrophic, and they need to be held responsible for their behavior. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has pledged their career to standing up to bullies and standing up for of the vulnerable in Cass County, MO to secure them the compensation they need to move forward and return to the life they know. If you were injured by a careless driver, we know you are angry — you deserve to be. You are also probably uncertain about the financial effects of medical expenses and lost wages, in addition to the physical and emotional pain that goes along with your injuries. The law extends a path to recompense; our Cass County, MO car accident lawyer team is here to lead the way you through it and fight for you until there is nothing left to fight and you are wholly compensated for the destruction someone else's carelessness caused. You do not have to wait any longer to begin the process of being made whole again. We accept no fees until we win your case.

In more than three decades of practice, our car accident lawyer team has gotten over $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were injured because another driver was careless, find out how much your case may be worth by using our complimentary personal injury calculator.

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Chesterfield, MO

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Suites 200-222
Chesterfield, MO 63005

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How Common Are Car Accidents in Cass County and Missouri?

In Missouri, car accident deaths went up by 12% between 2019 and 2020, despite there being 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 road crashes, with over half of those fatalities occurring on rural roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 36,033 motor vehicle accidents that resulted in personal injury and 923 deadly auto accidents.

If you were one of the many in Cass County or anywhere in Missouri to be harmed on the road because of another driver's carelessness, get in touch with a car accident lawyer straight away at (314) 500-HURT.

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

With some ordinary fender-benders, you may be able to be fully reimbursed without legal representation. But when you are harmed in a crash, you often require a car accident lawyer to fight for you and make sure that you get the best results in your case. When you hire a Burger Law Cass County, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Perform and investigation your case and obtain evidence, for example:
    • Photos
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness depositions
    • Your medical records
  • Make sure you get the full medical treatment you need
  • Offer you sound and individualized legal advice
  • Employ our network of Cass County, MO experts to help develop a legal strategy
  • Handle all communication, documentation, litigation and negotiations
  • Insist that you get a fair settlement offer
  • Take your case to trial when we do not secure a fair settlement

You can count on a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Cass County, MO to forcefully and zealously demand justice in your claim. We have devoted our careers to helping the vulnerable in Cass County, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our consultation and initial investigation are free, so there is no risk in speaking with us. Contact a car accident lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT to go over your case.

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Cass County, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

The majority of our Cass County, MO clients have never had to hire a car accident lawyer before, and unsurprisingly have many questions about their rights and the legal procedure. The following are some of the most common questions we get with regard 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 Cass County, MO are:

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

How Do I Win a Motor Vehicle Crash Claim?

In order to prove your claim, your car accident lawyer will have 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." Meaning, whoever gets behind the wheel necessarily 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 called "causation," you must prove that the driver's breach of duty directly caused harmed you.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what ultimately determines negligence and refers to the underlying origin of your injuries. A drunk driver is clearly negligent, but if a vehicle's brakes do not work, the proximate cause is malfunctioning parts and the driver may not necessarily be liable.
  5. Damages: That your injuries resulted in some type of loss, for example damage to your car, medical expenses 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 liable for your wreck, your compensation will be reduced by the portion of blame you are responsible for. For example, if a jury grants you $100,000 for a collision, but establishes that you were 30 percent to blame, the final sum you collect would be $70,000.

How Much is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

That hinges on on the seriousness of your injuries, how they have impacted your life and the talent of your car accident lawyer. With the assistance of your lawyer, you will be able to receive compensation for:

  • Economic damages, for example:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning capacity
    • Medical costs, for example:
      • Emergency room visits
      • Subsequent doctors visits
      • Surgeries
      • Physical therapy
      • Medication bills
      • In-home medical treatment
      • Assistive devices such as wheelchairs or necessary improvements to your house
      • Future estimated medical expenses, for instance further physical therapy or medication, or replacement costs for assistive devices
    • Transportation costs to and from 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 uncommon cases in Cass County, MO, for instance drunk driving crashes, your car accident lawyer may be able to help you recover punitive damages.

How Are Noneconomic Damages Calculated?

It is tough to put a dollar amount on intangible reverberations of a crash like pain and suffering. Noneconomic damages are typically determined using one of two formulas:

  1. The Per Diem Method: "Per diem" means "per day" in Latin. In this method, you are granted a daily amount for each day you were impacted by your injury. The daily amount is typically equal to your daily wage, the concept being that a day of pain or emotional distress is at least worth a day's work. This method is not implemented for injuries resulting to 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, typically between 1.5 and 5, and the product will be your complete compensation. Three is used most often, and four and five are often only used in cases that cause disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Cass County, MO will make certain that an insurance company or jury realizes the full extent that your injuries have impacted 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 Cass County, MO?

Generally speaking, under Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the day your injury happened to make your personal injury claim in Cass County 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 seem like a long time, but it is imperative to reach out to a car accident lawyer immediately for the best results in your case.

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

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

  • Not Calling the Police: According to Missouri Revised Statute §300.110, you need to report an accident to the police "as soon as reasonably possible" if it results in injury. Police know how to determine fault in accidents and their police report will be key in your claim.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take photographs of both vehicles and the surrounding area and ask for witness contact information. This will also be incredibly beneficial 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 100 percent frank with your physician about any aches you have.
  • Believing the Insurance Company: Insurance adjusters employ a lot of deceptive tactics to reimburse you for as little as possible; that is their job. Do not believe anything they say or make any recorded statements until you have spoken with a lawyer.
  • Taking the First Settlement Offer: If you need the money fast, it may be tempting to take what they are offering you now. It is much better when all is said and done to wait for the maximum financial recovery you are owed.
  • Not Hiring a Burger Law Car Accident Lawyer: Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has pledged their life to seeking justice for the injured in Cass County, MO. When someone does not want to admit blame or the insurance company is not being fair, we step in and demand that you are treated fairly and get the maximum financial recovery you deserve.

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

Over 75 percent of people who perish in traffic accidents are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen firsthand the anguish that a thoughtless driver can cause. While you cannot always control how other people drive, there are various steps you can take to ensure your own safety as well as the safety of others on the Cass County, MO roads.

  • Always use a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved an estimated 14,955 people from death. Over 83 percent of drivers and passengers who are entirely expelled from the vehicle die, and most of the rest experienced severe, life-altering injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that wearing a seatbelt decreases 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 Cass County, MO roads. Basic tips like driving at lower speeds and increasing following distance in poor weather not only go a long way in keeping you and other drivers and passengers safe, but they also shield 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 Cass County, MO does not have laws requiring 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 text somebody later, you can never take back the effects of a car 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.
  • Have the right attitude. No one owns 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 your prime concern. 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.
  • Keep both hands on the wheel. Just driving with one hand can significantly diminish your control of the car. 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 significantly impair your ability to drive safely, but it also boosts your confidence and makes you feel more powerful, so you might think driving while drunk will be fine. Your brain may trick you into believing 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 careless actions of irresponsible drivers can still cause you injury. When you get hurt because someone else broke the rules of the road, you are owed the best possible compensation for all of your damages. Every Cass County, MO car accident lawyer at Burger Law takes on and wins the tough cases, and knows how to attain great results.


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Car Accident Lawyer Cass County, MO

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

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