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Car Accident Lawyer Clinton County, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Clinton County, MO. They broke the rules of the road, and now your life is upended. You do not have to pay because somebody else behaved irresponsibly. Call a Burger Law Clinton County, MO car accident lawyer immediately at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form for a complimentary case evaluation and to start on your road to being made whole again.

The damage that selfish and irresponsible drivers can cause is often catastrophic, and they need to be held accountable for their actions. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has dedicated their life to standing up to bullies and defending the rights of the injured in Clinton County, MO to get them the financial recovery they need to move forward and get their life back. If you were harmed by an irresponsible driver, we know you are outraged — you deserve to be. You are also probably concerned about the financial effects of medical expenses and lost work, in addition to the physical and emotional agony that accompanies your injuries. The law extends an avenue to recompense; our Clinton County, MO car accident lawyer team is here to lead you across it and fight for you until there is nothing left to fight and you are completely compensated for the destruction another person's carelessness caused. You do not have to wait another instant to begin on your road to recovery. We do not charge anything until we win your case.

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

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Chesterfield, MO

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Suites 200-222
Chesterfield, MO 63005

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Car Accident Statistics in Missouri

In Missouri, car accident deaths went up by 12% between 2019 and 2020, despite there being fewer people on the road because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A 2018 study found that Missouri ranked 12th in the nation in fatal motor vehicle crashes, with 58 percent of those fatalities happening on rural roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol stated 36,033 auto crashes that resulted in personal injury and 923 fatal car accidents.

If you were one of the many in Clinton County or anywhere in Missouri to be injured on the road because of another person's horrible actions, get in touch with a car accident lawyer today at (314) 500-HURT.

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

With some ordinary fender-benders, you might be able to be fully compensated without the assistance of an attorney. But when you are harmed in a crash, you generally require a car accident lawyer to fight by your side and make certain that you get the best results in your claim. When you hire a Burger Law Clinton County, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Investigate your accident and attain evidence, for instance:
    • Photos
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness statements
    • Your medical records
  • Make certain you get the full medical care you need
  • Offer you trustworthy and individualized legal guidance
  • Utilize our network of Clinton County, MO experts to help develop a legal strategy
  • Handle all communication, documentation, litigation and negotiations
  • Demand that you get a fair settlement offer
  • Take your case to trial when we do not secure a fair settlement

You can depend on a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Clinton County, MO to forcefully and fervently demand justice in your claim. We have pledged our lives to helping the vulnerable in Clinton County, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our consultation and primary investigation do no cost anything, so there is no reason not to talk to us. Contact a car accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT to talk over your case.

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Clinton County, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

The majority of our Clinton County, 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 procedure. Below are several of the most common questions we get concerning 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 Clinton County, MO are:

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

How Do I Prove a Motor Vehicle Crash Claim?

In order to win your case, 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 states that drivers are "to exercise highest degree of care." Meaning, any person who gets behind the wheel necessarily owes you a duty of care.
  2. Breach of Duty: The driver broke a law or otherwise did not operate the vehicle safely.
  3. Cause in Fact: Also known as "causation," you have to show that the driver's breach of duty directly caused you harm.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what ultimately confirms liability and refers to the underlying cause of your injuries. A drunk driver is clearly negligent, but if a vehicle's brakes do not work, the proximate cause is faulty parts and the driver may not automatically be negligent.
  5. Damages: That your injuries led to some type of loss, for example property damage, medical costs and/or lost wages.

Can I Still Receive 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 wreck, your compensation will be diminished by the percentage of culpability you share. For instance, if a jury grants you $100,000 for a wreck, but determines 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 hinges on on the significance of your injuries, the impact they have had your life and the willpower of your car accident lawyer. With the aid of your attorney, you will be able to be awarded compensation for:

  • Economic damages, for example:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning capacity
    • Medical bills, such as:
      • Urgent care
      • Subsequent doctors appointments
      • Surgeries
      • Physical rehabilitation
      • Medication bills
      • In-home medical care
      • Assistive devices such as wheelchairs or required improvements to your house
      • Future estimated medical costs, like further physical therapy or medication, or replacement expenses for assistive devices
    • Transportation costs to and from medical treatment
    • 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 Clinton County, MO, for instance drunk driving crashes, your car accident lawyer may be able to help you collect punitive damages.

How Are Noneconomic Damages Calculated?

It is hard to put a number on intangible consequences of a crash such as loss of capacity to enjoy life. Noneconomic damages are usually quantified using one of two methods:

  1. The Per Diem Method: "Per diem" stands for "per day" in Latin. In this method, you are awarded a daily amount for every day you were impacted by your injury. The daily amount is generally equal to your daily wage, the concept being that a day of pain or mental anguish is at least worth a day's work. This method is not used for injuries resulting to disability as it is impossible to know how long your injury will impact you.
  2. The Multiplier Method: In this method, your economic damages are multiplied by a number, often between 1.5 and 5, and the product will be your complete financial recovery. Three is the most common multiplier, and four and five are often only used in cases that lead to disability or permanent impairment.

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

Generally, following Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the day your injury transpired to bring your personal injury claim in Clinton County or elsewhere in Missouri. If you were under 21 at the time of the collision, you have five years from the day you turn 21. That might appear a long time, but it is critical to contact a car accident lawyer immediately for the best outcome in your case.

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

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

  • Not Calling the Police: Under Missouri Revised Statute §300.110, you must report an accident to the police "as soon as reasonably possible" if it results in injury. Police are trained to ascertain negligence in crashes and their police report will be invaluable in your case.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take photos of both vehicles and the surrounding area and gather witness contact information. This will also be very beneficial in your claim.
  • Not Seeking Medical Attention: In order to be completely compensated for your injuries, you need to have them recorded and treated. Always be entirely honest with your physician about any pains you have.
  • Believing the Insurance Company: Insurance companies employ a lot of deceptive tactics to pay you as little as possible; that is their job. Do not trust anything they say or make any recorded statements before talking to an attorney.
  • Accepting the Initial Settlement Offer: If you need the money as soon as possible, it might be appealing to take what you can get immediately. It is far better when all is said and done to wait for the complete financial recovery you truly deserve.
  • 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 Clinton County, MO. When someone refuses to admit fault or the insurance company will not 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 | Clinton County, MO Car Accident Lawyer

More than three quarters of people who perish in auto crashes are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen personally the devastation that a negligent driver can cause. While you cannot always control other people's actions, there are many measures you can take to protect yourself as well as others on the Clinton County, MO streets.

  • Always use a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved approximately 14,955 people from death. More than 83 percent of drivers and passengers who are completely expelled from the vehicle die, and the majority of the rest sustained severe, life-changing injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that wearing a seatbelt decreases the chances 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 Clinton County, MO drivers. Fundamental suggestions like driving slower and increasing following distance in winter conditions not only go a long way in keeping you and other drivers and passengers safe, but they also protect you from liability or being partially blamed for a wreck if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you drive a motorcycle, wear a helmet. While Clinton County, 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 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. The road is for everyone, and we all need to be courteous to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Understand that you are controlling 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. A less cautious attitude is probably a contributing factor.
  • Drive with both hands on the wheel. Only having one hand on the wheel can significantly lessen your control of the vehicle. Quickly changing the radio 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 impair 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 deceive you into thinking you can drive home safely, but it is never true.

You can take every possible precaution when driving, but unfortunately the thoughtless behavior of irresponsible drivers can still cause you injury. 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 Clinton County, 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 Clinton County, MO

You only have one shot for a complete financial recovery. Do not let it go. Our Clinton County, MO car accident lawyer team pushes back against bullies like resistant insurance companies and negligent drivers who do not want to take responsibility for their actions. We know the economic hardships of being injured are sudden and severe. That is why we have dedicated our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Clinton County, MO compensated 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 Clinton County, MO today at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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