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Car Accident Lawyer Concord, MO

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

The damage that unthinking 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 devoted their life to standing up to bullies and defending the rights of the vulnerable in Concord, MO to deliver them the financial recovery they need to mend and get their life back. If you were injured by a careless driver, we know you are angry — that is justified. You are also probably apprehensive about the financial ramifications of medical costs and lost work, in addition to the physical and emotional agony that goes along with your injuries. The law provides you with a bridge to reparation; our Concord, 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 compensated for the damage somebody else's neglect caused. You do not have to wait another minute to start the process of being made whole again. We accept no fees until we win your case.

In more than 30 years of practicing law, our car accident lawyer team has secured over $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were harmed because somebody else broke the rules of the road, learn the value of your case by using our free personal injury calculator.

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How Common Are Car Accidents in Concord and Missouri?

In Missouri, car accident deaths increased 12% between 2019 and 2020, despite there being fewer people on the road due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A 2018 study reported that Missouri ranked 12th in the nation in deadly traffic wrecks, with 58 percent of those deaths transpiring on rural roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 36,033 motor vehicle collisions that led to personal injury and 923 deadly motor vehicle wrecks.

If you were one of the many in Concord or anywhere in Missouri who was harmed on the road because of another person's carelessness, contact a car accident lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT.

How a Car Accident Lawyer in Concord, MO Can Help

With some standard fender-benders, you may be able to be completely compensated without the assistance of an attorney. But when you are harmed in an accident, you often require a car accident lawyer to fight by your side and make certain that you get the best possible end result in your case. When you hire a Burger Law Concord, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Investigate your case and obtain evidence, such as:
    • Photos
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness depositions
    • Your medical records
  • Ensure you get the full medical treatment you need
  • Provide you with sound and personalized legal guidance
  • Utilize our network of Concord, MO experts to help develop a legal strategy
  • Manage all the legal aspects of your case so you can focus on healing
  • Insist that you are given a fair settlement offer
  • Take your case to court when we do not secure a fair settlement

You can count on a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Concord, MO to forcefully and passionately demand justice in your claim. We have devoted our careers to helping the vulnerable in Concord, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our case evaluation and initial investigation are free, so there is no risk in talking to. Get in touch with a car accident lawyer today at (314) 500-HURT to go over your case.

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Concord, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

Most of our Concord, MO clients have never had to hire a car accident lawyer before, and as expected have a lot of questions about their rights and the legal procedure. Below are several of the most common questions we are asked with regard to 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 Concord, MO are:

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

How Do I Prove an Auto Crash Claim?

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

  1. Duty of Care: Missouri Revised Statute §304.120 states that motorists 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 drive safely.
  3. Cause in Fact: Also referred to as "causation," you have to demonstrate that the driver's breach of duty directly caused harmed you.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what ultimately confirms negligence and refers to the root source of your injuries. A drunk driver is clearly negligent, but if a vehicle's brakes do not work, the proximate cause is faulty components and the driver may not necessarily be liable.
  5. Damages: That your injuries led to some form of loss, for example property damage, medical bills and/or lost wages.

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

Yes. Missouri is a pure comparative fault state. That means that if you are found to be partially blameworthy for your injuries, your compensation will be diminished by the portion of culpability you share. For example, if a jury grants you $100,000 for a collision, but determines that you were 30 percent to blame, the your final compensation 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 talent of your car accident lawyer. With the help of your lawyer, you will be able to be awarded compensation for:

  • Economic damages, for example:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning potential
    • Medical bills, including:
      • Urgent care
      • Follow-up doctors appointments
      • Surgeries
      • Physical rehabilitation
      • Medication bills
      • In-home medical care
      • Assistive devices such as crutches or necessary upgrades to your vehicle
      • Future estimated medical bills, for instance further physical rehabilitation or prescriptions, 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 Concord, MO, such as drunk driving collisions, your car accident lawyer may be able to help you get punitive damages.

How Are Noneconomic Damages Calculated?

It is difficult to put a dollar amount on intangible effects of a collision such as pain and suffering. Noneconomic damages are generally quantified through 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 every day you were impacted by your injury. The daily amount is generally the same as your daily wage, the idea being that a day of pain or mental distress is at least worth a day's work. This method is not used for injuries resulting to impairment 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, usually between 1.5 and 5, and the product will be your final financial recovery. Three is the most common multiplier, and four and five are usually reserved for cases that cause disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Concord, MO will ensure that an insurance company or jury realizes every way 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 Concord, MO?

In General, according to Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the date of your wreck to make your personal injury claim in Concord or elsewhere in Missouri. If you were under 21 at the time of the collision, you have five years from your 21st birthday. That may seem like a long time, but it is crucial to reach out to a car accident lawyer as soon as possible for the best results in your case.

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

Concord, MO residents who have not spoken with a car accident lawyer might inadvertently do or say things that make their claim harder to win. Some common mistakes your car accident lawyer in Concord, 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 are coached to determine liability in crashes and their police report will be invaluable in your claim.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take pictures of both vehicles and the surrounding area and obtain witness contact information. This will also be incredibly beneficial in your case.
  • 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 entirely frank with your doctor about any pains you have.
  • Believing the Insurance Company: Insurance adjusters employ a lot of tricks 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 talking to an attorney.
  • Taking the Initial Settlement Offer: If you need the money fast, it might be appealing to take what you can get immediately. It is far better in the long term to wait for the complete 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 Concord, MO. When someone does not want to admit fault or the insurance company refused to be fair, we step up and insist that you are treated fairly and get the full financial recovery you deserve.

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

More than three quarters of people killed in motor vehicle wrecks are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen firsthand the anguish that a thoughtless driver can cause. While you cannot always control what other people do, there are various steps you can take to ensure your own safety as well as the safety of others on the Concord, MO roadways.

  • Always use a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved an estimated 14,955 people from death. More than 83 percent of drivers and passengers who are completely expelled from the vehicle perish, and the majority of the rest experienced severe, life-changing injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that wearing a seatbelt lessens the risk of death by almost half and moderate to critical injury by 50 percent.
  • Be familiar with the rules of the road. The Missouri Department of Revenue provides a Driver Guide for anyone on the Concord, MO roads. Simple tips like driving slower and increasing following distance in winter conditions 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 ride a motorcycle, use a helmet. While Concord, MO does not have laws forcing motorcycle drivers to wear helmets, they are literal life-savers. 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 consequences of a motor vehicle 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 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. We all share the road, and we all need to be respectful to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Understand that you are controlling 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 one-fourth of auto deaths are people under the age of 25. Maturity is likely a contributing factor.
  • Drive with both hands on the wheel. Only having one hand on the wheel can substantially 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 impede your ability to drive safely, but it also raises your confidence and makes you feel more powerful, so you could think driving while drunk will be fine. Your brain may trick you into believing you can drive home safely, but it is never the case.

You can take every precaution imaginable when driving, but unfortunately the thoughtless actions of irresponsible drivers can still cause you injury. When you get hurt because another person broke the rules of the road, you are entitled to complete compensation for all of your damages. Every Concord, 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 Concord, MO

You only have one chance for a full financial recovery. Do not let it go. Our Concord, MO car accident lawyer team stands up to bullies like resistant insurance companies and thoughtless drivers who do not want to be held accountable for their behavior. We know the economic consequences of being injured are unexpected and severe. That is why we have pledged our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Concord, MO reimbursed and made whole again. You do not have to go through these difficult times by yourself. To protect you and your family's future, call a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Concord, MO straight away at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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