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Car Accident Lawyer Christian County, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Christian County, 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 somebody else was negligent. Call a Burger Law Christian County, MO car accident lawyer immediately 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 shattering, and they need to be held accountable for their behavior. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has pledged their life to fighting back against bullies and standing up for of the vulnerable in Christian County, MO to deliver them the financial recovery they need to mend and return to the life they know. If you were injured by an irresponsible driver, we know you are angry — you should to be. You are also likely concerned about the economic ramifications of medical costs and lost wages, not to mention the physical and emotional agony that accompanies your injuries. The law offers you an avenue to restoration; our Christian 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 fully repaid for the damage another person's negligence caused. You do not have to wait another minute to start the process of being made whole again. We do not charge any fees until you are awarded the compensation you deserve.

In over three decades of practicing law, our car accident lawyer team has delivered more than $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were hurt because another person was reckless, learn the value of your case by using our free personal injury calculator.

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How Common Are Car Accidents in Christian County and Missouri?

In Missouri, car accident deaths rose by 12% between 2019 and 2020, despite there being not as many people on the road owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. A 2018 study found that Missouri ranked 12th in the nation in fatal auto collisions, with over half of those deaths occurring on country roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 36,033 motor vehicle crashes that resulted in personal injury and 923 fatal motor vehicle crashes.

If you were one of the many in Christian County or anywhere in Missouri to be hurt on the road because of another person's negligence, call a car accident lawyer immediately at (314) 500-HURT.

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

With some typical fender-benders, you might be able to be fully reimbursed without the help of an attorney. But when you are hurt in a collision, you often need a car accident lawyer to fight for you and make sure that you get the best possible end result in your case. When you hire a Burger Law Christian County, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Investigate your accident and gather evidence, such as:
    • Photographs
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness depositions
    • Your medical records
  • Ensure you receive the full medical care you need
  • Offer you wise and individualized legal guidance
  • Utilize our network of Christian County, MO experts to help develop a legal strategy
  • Handle all communication, documentation, litigation and negotiations
  • Insist that you are given a fair settlement offer
  • Take your case to court when the insurance company will not give you a fair offer

You can depend on a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Christian County, MO to persistently and passionately demand justice in your case. We have pledged our careers to helping the injured in Christian County, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our consultation and preliminary investigation are free, so there is no risk in speaking with us. Contact a car accident lawyer immediately at (314) 500-HURT to discuss your case.

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Christian County, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

The majority of our Christian County, MO clients have never needed to hire a car accident lawyer before their crash, and naturally have a good deal of questions about their rights and the legal procedure. The following are several of the most common questions we get 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 Christian 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 kind of motor vehicle case.

How Do I Win a Car Crash Case?

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

  1. Duty of Care: Missouri Revised Statute §304.120 specifies that drivers are "to exercise highest degree of care." So whoever gets behind the wheel 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 referred to as "causation," you need to prove that the driver's breach of duty directly caused harmed you.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what finally determines negligence and refers to the root source of your injuries. A drunk driver is obviously liable, but if a vehicle's brakes do not function correctly, the proximate cause is defective components and the driver may not necessarily be negligent.
  5. Damages: That your injuries caused some sort of loss, such as property damage, medical expenses and/or lost wages.

Can I Still Recover Compensation If I Was Partially at Fault?

Yes. Missouri is a pure comparative fault state. What that means is that if you are found to be partially blameworthy for your wreck, your compensation will be diminished by the portion of fault you are responsible for. For instance, if a jury grants you $100,000 for a collision, but finds that you were 30 percent at fault, the final sum you collect would be $70,000.

How Much is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

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

  • Economic damages, such as:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning capacity
    • Medical bills, such as:
      • Emergency room visits
      • Follow-up doctors visits
      • Surgeries
      • Physical rehabilitation
      • Medication expenses
      • In-home medical treatment
      • Assistive devices such as wheelchairs or necessary improvements to your home
      • Future estimated medical expenses, such as further physical rehabilitation or prescriptions, 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 infrequent cases in Christian County, MO, such as drunk driving crashes, your car accident lawyer may be able to help you receive punitive damages.

How Are Noneconomic Damages Calculated?

It is hard to put a figure on intangible effects of a wreck like loss of capacity to enjoy life. Noneconomic damages are usually determined through one of two methods:

  1. The Per Diem Method: "Per diem" means "per day" in Latin. In this method, you are given a daily amount for each day you were affected. The daily amount is often equal to your daily wage, the thought being that a day of suffering or emotional distress is at least worth a day's work. This method is not employed for injuries resulting to impairment 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, generally between 1.5 and 5, and the final number will be your final compensation. Three is used most often, and four and five are usually only used in cases that result in disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Christian County, MO will make certain that an insurance adjuster or jury knows the full extent that your injuries have impacted you and compensate you for all of it.

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

Generally, pursuant to Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the date of your accident to file your personal injury claim in Christian 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 appear a long time, but it is critical to call a car accident lawyer immediately for the best outcome in your case.

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

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

  • Not Calling the Police: Under 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 taught to ascertain negligence in crashes and their police report will be crucial in your claim.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take pictures of both vehicles and the nearby area and ask for witness contact information. This will also be extremely beneficial in your claim.
  • Not Seeking Medical Care: In order to be fully compensated for your injuries, you need to have records of them and have them treated. Always be 100 percent candid with your doctor about any aches you have.
  • Believing the Insurance Company: Insurance companies use 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 an attorney.
  • Taking 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 far better idea when all is said and done to wait for the fair compensation you truly deserve.
  • Not Hiring a Burger Law Car Accident Lawyer: Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has committed their life to deliver justice for the injured in Christian County, MO. When someone does not want to admit culpability or the insurance company refused to be fair, we step in and insist that you are treated fairly and get the maximum compensation you deserve.

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

More than three quarters of people who perish in auto accidents are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen firsthand the wreckage that a reckless driver can cause. While you cannot always control other people's behavior, there are numerous actions you can take to ensure your own safety as well as the safety of others on the Christian County, MO streets.

  • Always use a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved an estimated 14,955 lives. More than four-fifths of drivers and passengers who are entirely thrown out of the vehicle die, and most of the rest sustained significant, life-changing 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 aware of the laws and best driving practices. The Missouri Department of Revenue offers a Driver Guide for anyone on the Christian County, MO roads. Fundamental 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 fault or being partially blamed for a crash if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you are a motorcyclist, use a helmet. While Christian County, MO does not have laws obligating 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 to the side of the road if you need need your phone for an emergency. 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 down at your phone.
  • Have the right attitude. The road is for everyone, 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 prime concern. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, almost one-fourth of motor vehicle deaths are people under the age of 25. A less cautious attitude is probably a contributing factor.
  • Drive with both hands on the wheel. Just having one hand on the wheel can considerably diminish your control of the vehicle. Quickly changing the A/C settings is probably 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 diminish 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 may trick you into thinking you can drive home safely, but it is never true.

You can take every possible precaution when driving, but regrettably the careless actions of irresponsible drivers can still harm you. When you get hurt because another driver broke the rules of the road, you are entitled to maximum compensation for all of your damages. Every Christian 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 Christian County, MO

You just have one chance for a complete financial recovery. Do not let it slip. Our Christian County, MO car accident lawyer team stands up to bullies like resistant insurance companies and careless drivers who do not want to take responsibility for their actions. We know the financial implications of being injured are sudden and harsh. That is why we have committed our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Christian County, MO restituted 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 Christian County, MO right away at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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