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Car Accident Lawyer Crawford County, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Crawford 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 acted negligently. Call a Burger Law Crawford County, MO car accident lawyer now 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 self-centered and reckless drivers can cause is often catastrophic, and they need to be held accountable for their actions. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has pledged their life to standing up to bullies and defending the rights of the vulnerable in Crawford County, MO to deliver them the financial recovery they need to move forward and get their life back. If you were harmed by a careless driver, we know you are outraged — you deserve to be. You are also probably anxious about the economic hardships of medical bills and lost work, as well as the physical and emotional agony that comes with your injuries. The law provides you with a bridge to reparation; our Crawford County, MO car accident lawyer team is here to lead the way you through it and fight on your behalf until there is nothing more to fight and you are wholly compensated for the destruction another person's careless behavior caused. You do not have to wait any longer to start the process of being made whole again. We accept no fees until you get the compensation you are owed.

In more than three decades of experience, our car accident lawyer team has secured upwards of $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were injured because another person was negligent, find out how much your case may be worth by filling out our complimentary personal injury calculator.

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Chesterfield, MO 63005

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Car Accident Statistics in Missouri

In Missouri, car accident fatalities increased 12% between 2019 and 2020, despite there being fewer people on the road owing 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 fatalities occurring on country roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol stated 36,033 motor vehicle collisions that caused personal injury and 923 fatal motor vehicle crashes.

If you were one of the many in Crawford County or anywhere in Missouri to be hurt on the road because of another person's carelessness, contact a car accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT.

What a Car Accident Lawyer in Crawford County, MO Can Do For You

With some common fender-benders, you may be able to be completely compensated without the aid of an attorney. But when you are harmed in a collision, you generally need a car accident lawyer to fight on your behalf and ensure that you get the best possible end result in your case. When you hire a Burger Law Crawford County, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Carry out and investigation your crash and attain evidence, including:
    • Pictures
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness testimony
    • Your medical records
  • Ensure you get the full medical treatment you need
  • Offer you reliable and individualized legal advice
  • Utilize our network of Crawford County, 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 receive a fair settlement offer
  • Take your case in front of a judge and jury when we do not secure a fair settlement

You can trust a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Crawford County, MO to forcefully and zealously demand justice for your damages. We have committed our careers to helping the vulnerable in Crawford County, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our case evaluation and preliminary investigation are free, so there is no risk in talking to. Call a car accident lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT to discuss your case.

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Crawford County, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

The bulk of our Crawford County, MO clients have never needed to hire a car accident lawyer before, and as expected have many questions about their rights and the legal process. Below are some of the most common questions we are asked in relation 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 Crawford County, MO are:

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

How Do I Win a Car Accident Claim?

In order to win your case, 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 specifies that motorists are "to exercise highest degree of care." That means that any person who in control of a vehicle automatically 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 need to demonstrate that the driver's breach of duty directly caused hurt you.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what finally determines liability and refers to the underlying source of your injuries. A drunk driver is obviously liable, but if a vehicle's brakes do not function properly, the proximate cause is defective components and the driver may not automatically be to blame.
  5. Damages: That your injuries caused some form of loss, for instance property damage, medical bills and/or lost wages.

Can I Still Recover Compensation If I Was Partially to Blame?

Yes. Missouri is a pure comparative fault state. Meaning, that if you are found to be partially blameworthy for your crash, your compensation will be decreased by the portion 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 at fault, the final sum you recover 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 talent of your car accident lawyer. With the help of your attorney, you will be able to get compensation for:

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

How Are Noneconomic Damages Calculated?

It is hard to put a dollar amount on intangible effects of a crash such as emotional anguish. Noneconomic damages are typically 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 each day you were affected. The daily amount is typically equivalent to your daily wage, the idea being that a day of suffering or emotional agony is at least worth a day's work. This method is not used for permanent injuries as it is impossible to know how many days 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 final number will be your complete compensation. 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 Crawford County, MO will make sure that an insurance company or jury recognizes every way 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 Crawford County, MO?

Generally speaking, following Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the date of your accident to make your personal injury claim in Crawford County or elsewhere in Missouri. If you were under 21 at the time of the injury, you have five years from your 21st birthday. That might seem like 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?

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

  • Not Calling the Police: Pursuant to Missouri Revised Statute §300.110, you need to report an accident to the police "as soon as reasonably possible" if it causes injury. Police are taught to ascertain liability in wrecks and their police report will be key in your case.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take photos of both vehicles and the surrounding area and collect witness contact information. This will also be incredibly valuable in your claim.
  • Not Seeking Medical Treatment: In order to be completely compensated for your injuries, you need to have them recorded and treated. Always be totally honest with your physician about any pains you have.
  • Believing the Insurance Company: Insurance adjusters use a lot of deceptive tactics to compensate you with as little as they can; that is their job. Do not believe anything they say or make any recorded statements until you have spoken with an attorney.
  • Accepting the Initial Settlement Offer: If you need the money quickly, 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 fair compensation you truly deserve.
  • Not Hiring a Burger Law Car Accident Lawyer: Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has dedicated their career to pursuing justice for the injured in Crawford County, MO. When someone refuses to admit blame or the insurance company refused to be fair, we step in and insist that you are treated fairly and get the complete compensation you deserve.

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

Over 75 percent of people who die in auto crashes are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen personally the destruction that a reckless driver can cause. While you cannot always control how other people drive, there are various measures you can take to ensure your own safety in addition to the safety of others on the Crawford 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 completely ejected from the vehicle die, and most of the rest sustained serious, life-altering injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that wearing a seatbelt reduces 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 has published a Driver Guide for Crawford County, MO drivers. Fundamental tips like driving at lower speeds and increasing following distance in winter conditions not only do a lot to keep you and everyone else on the road safe, but they also protect you from fault or being partially blamed for a crash if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you are a motorcyclist, wear a helmet. While Crawford 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 motor vehicle wreck. 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 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 need to be polite to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Be aware of the fact 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 one-fourth of auto deaths are people under the age of 25. A less cautious attitude is likely a contributing factor.
  • Drive with both hands on the wheel. Only driving with one hand can significantly lessen your control of the vehicle. Quickly changing the A/C settings is likely 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 substantially impede your ability to operate a motor vehicle 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 might deceive 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 careless actions of irresponsible drivers can still injure you. When you get hurt because another person broke the rules of the road, you deserve full compensation for all of your damages. Every Crawford 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 Crawford County, MO

You just have one shot for the best possible financial recovery. Do not let it go. Our Crawford County, MO car accident lawyer team fights back against bullies like resistant insurance companies and careless drivers who do not want to be held accountable for their behavior. We know the economic consequences of being injured are immediate and severe. That is why we have devoted our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Crawford County, MO reimbursed and made whole again. You do not have to go through these trying times alone. To protect you and your family's future, call a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Crawford County, MO straight away at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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