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Car Accident Lawyer Cuba, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Cuba, 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 someone else behaved negligently. Call a Burger Law Cuba, MO car accident lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form for a free case evaluation and to start on your road to recovery.

The damage that unthinking and careless drivers can cause is often devastating, and they need to be held accountable for their behavior. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has committed their life to fighting back against bullies and defending the rights of the injured in Cuba, MO to deliver them the compensation they need to mend and return to the life they know. If you were harmed by a negligent driver, we know you are outraged — you should to be. You are also likely apprehensive about the financial effects of medical expenses and lost work, as well as the physical and emotional anguish that accompanies your injuries. The law gives an avenue to restitution; our Cuba, MO car accident lawyer team is here to guide you across it and fight by your side until there is nothing left to fight and you are entirely compensated for the harm another person's horrible behavior caused. You do not have to wait another instant to start on your road to recovery. We accept no fees until you get the compensation you need.

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

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Chesterfield, MO

100 Chesterfield Business Pkwy
Suites 200-222
Chesterfield, MO 63005

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Phone: (314) 648-8348

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How Common Are Car Accidents in Cuba and Missouri?

In Missouri, car accident deaths increased 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 road crashes, with over half of those deaths occurring on country roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 36,033 motor vehicle collisions that led to personal injury and 923 fatal car collisions.

If you were one of the many in Cuba or anywhere in Missouri to be injured on the road because of someone else's negligent behavior, reach out to a car accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT.

How a Car Accident Lawyer in Cuba, MO Can Help

With some standard fender-benders, you might be able to be fairly reimbursed without the aid of a lawyer. But when you are harmed in a collision, you usually need a car accident lawyer to fight by your side and make sure that you get the best possible end result in your case. When you hire a Burger Law Cuba, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Conduct and investigation your crash and obtain evidence, for instance:
    • Photographs
    • Surveillance video
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness depositions
    • Your medical records
  • Make certain you get the full medical care you need
  • Provide you with trustworthy and individualized legal counsel
  • Use our network of Cuba, 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 in front of a judge and jury when we do not secure a fair settlement

You can depend on a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Cuba, MO to forcefully and fervently demand justice for your injuries. We have committed our careers to helping the vulnerable in Cuba, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our case evaluation and preliminary investigation do no cost anything, so there is no risk in speaking with us. Contact a car accident lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT to talk over your case.

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Cuba, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

Most of our Cuba, MO clients have never needed to hire a car accident lawyer before, and unsurprisingly have a lot of questions about their rights and the legal process. Below are some of the most frequent questions we are asked 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 Cuba, MO are:

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

How Do I Win a Motor Vehicle Crash Claim?

In order to prove 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 dictates that motorists are "to exercise highest degree of care." Meaning, whoever gets behind the wheel automatically 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 show that the driver's breach of duty directly caused hurt you.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what finally confirms negligence and refers to the underlying source of your injuries. A drunk driver is plainly liable, but if a vehicle's brakes do not function correctly, the proximate cause is malfunctioning components and the driver may not necessarily be liable.
  5. Damages: That your injuries resulted in some form of loss, for instance damage to your car, medical costs and/or lost wages.

Can I Still Collect 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 to blame for your crash, your compensation will be decreased by the portion of culpability you are responsible for. For example, if a jury awards you $100,000 for a wreck, but determines that you were 30 percent at fault, the your final compensation would be $70,000.

How Much is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

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

  • Economic damages, for instance:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning capacity
    • Medical expenses, such as:
      • Urgent care
      • Follow-up doctors appointments
      • Surgeries
      • Physical rehabilitation
      • Medication costs
      • In-home medical care
      • Assistive devices such as wheelchairs or required improvements to your vehicle
      • Future estimated medical expenses, for instance further physical therapy or prescriptions, or replacement costs 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 Cuba, MO, such as drunk driving collisions, 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 consequences of an accident such as pain and suffering. Noneconomic damages are generally computed through one of two methods:

  1. The Per Diem Method: "Per diem" stands for "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 typically equivalent to the amount you make from a day's labor, the idea being that a day of suffering or emotional anguish is at least worth a day's work. This method is not implemented for permanent injuries 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, often between 1.5 and 5, and the final number will be your total 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 Cuba, MO will ensure that an insurance adjuster or jury recognizes the full extent that your injuries have impacted you and reimburse you for all of it.

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

In most cases, pursuant to Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the date of your wreck to file your personal injury claim in Cuba or anywhere in Missouri. If you were under 21 at the time of the wreck, you have five years from the day you turn 21. That might appear a long time, but it is important to contact a car accident lawyer as soon as possible for the best results in your case.

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

People who have not been in touch with a car accident lawyer might inadvertently do or say things that hurt their claim. Some common mistakes your car accident lawyer in Cuba, MO sees are:

  • Not Calling the Police: Following Missouri Revised Statute §300.110, you must report an accident to the police "as soon as reasonably possible" if it lead to an injury. Police are coached to ascertain fault in crashes and their police report will be indispensable in your case.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take pictures of both vehicles and the nearby area and collect witness contact information. This will also be very valuable in your case.
  • Not Seeking Medical Care: In order to be totally compensated for your injuries, you need to have them recorded and treated. Always be totally candid with your doctor about any aches you have.
  • Trusting the Insurance Company: Insurance adjusters utilize a lot of deceptive tactics to pay you as little as possible; that is how they make money. Do not trust anything they say or make any recorded statements until you have spoken with a lawyer.
  • Accepting the Initial Settlement Offer: If you need the money as soon as possible, it may be appealing to take what they are offering you now. It is much 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 devoted their life to deliver justice for the injured in Cuba, MO. When someone refuses to admit fault or the insurance company refused to be fair, we step in and demand that you are treated fairly and get the fair compensation you deserve.

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

Over 75 percent of people killed in auto accidents are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen firsthand the havoc that a reckless driver can cause. While you cannot always control what other people do, there are many steps you can take to ensure your own safety in addition to the safety of others on the Cuba, MO streets.

  • Always wear a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved approximately 14,955 lives. More than four-fifths of drivers and passengers who are entirely thrown out of the vehicle die, and the majority of the rest sustained severe, life-altering injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that wearing a seatbelt decreases the chances of death by 45 percent and moderate to critical injury by 50 percent.
  • Know the rules of the road. The Missouri Department of Revenue has published a Driver Guide for Cuba, MO drivers. Fundamental tips like driving at lower speeds and increasing following distance in poor weather not only do a lot to keep you and other drivers and passengers safe, but they also shield you from liability or being partially blamed for a wreck if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you are a motorcyclist, wear a helmet. While Cuba, MO does not have laws requiring motorcycle drivers to use 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 safely if you need to make an urgent call. If you use your phone for directions, turn the volume up and turn the music 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 in control of thousands of pounds 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 motor vehicle 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 lessen your control of the vehicle. Quickly changing the radio 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 diminish your ability to operate a car 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 might trick you into thinking you can drive home safely, but it is never the case.

You can take every possible precaution when you get behind the wheel, but regrettably the reckless actions of irresponsible drivers can still cause you harm. When you get hurt because another driver broke the rules of the road, you deserve full compensation for all of your damages. Every Cuba, 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 Cuba, MO

You just have one opportunity for a complete financial recovery. Do not let it go. Our Cuba, MO car accident lawyer team pushes 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 consequences of being injured are sudden and severe. That is why we have dedicated our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Cuba, MO reimbursed and made whole again. You do not have to go through these traumatic times alone. To protect you and your family's future, call a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Cuba, MO today at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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