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Car Accident Lawyer Farmington, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Farmington, MO. They broke the rules of the road, and now your life is turned upside down. You do not have to pay because someone else was irresponsible. Call a Burger Law Farmington, MO car accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form for a complimentary case review and to start on your road to being made whole again.

The damage that unthinking and irresponsible drivers can cause is often devastating, and they need to be held accountable for their actions. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has pledged their life to fighting back against bullies and defending the rights of the vulnerable in Farmington, MO to secure them the compensation they need to mend and return to the life they know. If you were hurt by a negligent driver, we know you are angry — you deserve to be. You are also likely anxious about the financial implications of medical expenses and lost wages, in addition to the physical and emotional pain that accompanies your injuries. The law provides you with a bridge to recompense; our Farmington, MO car accident lawyer team is here to lead the way you across it and fight on your behalf until there is nothing left to fight and you are wholly repaid 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 any fees until you recover the compensation you are owed.

In over three decades of practice, our car accident lawyer team has gotten upwards of $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were harmed because another person was negligent, see the value of your claim by filling out our free personal injury calculator.

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How Common Are Car Accidents in Farmington and Missouri?

In Missouri, car accident fatalities rose by 12% between 2019 and 2020, even though there were not as many people on the road due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A 2018 study stated that Missouri ranked 12th in the nation in deadly traffic collisions, with over half of those deaths transpiring on rural roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 36,033 auto crashes that caused personal injury and 923 deadly car crashes.

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

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

With some common fender-benders, you might be able to be completely compensated without the assistance of an attorney. But when you are injured in a crash, you often require a car accident lawyer to fight for you and ensure that you get the best possible outcome in your claim. When you hire a Burger Law Farmington, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Carry out and investigation your accident and gather evidence, including:
    • Photographs
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness statements
    • Your medical records
  • Ensure you get the full medical care you need
  • Offer you wise and personalized legal guidance
  • Employ our network of Farmington, 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 in front of a judge and jury when we do not secure a fair settlement

You can believe in a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Farmington, MO to forcefully and passionately demand justice for your injuries. We have devoted our careers to helping the injured in Farmington, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our consultation and primary investigation are free, so there is no risk in talking to. Contact a car accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT to talk over your case.

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Farmington, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

Most of our Farmington, MO clients have never needed to hire a car accident lawyer prior to their injury, and unsurprisingly have many questions about their rights and the legal procedure. Below are some of the most frequent questions we get with regard to car accident claims:

Who Is Liable in My Car Accident?

That depends the specifics of your case. Some of the most common reasons our car accident lawyer team sees for claims in Farmington, MO are:

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

How Do I Win a Car Crash Claim?

In order to win your case, your car accident lawyer will have to prove 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." That means that anybody who in control of a vehicle 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 called "causation," you must show that the driver's breach of duty directly caused your injuries.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what ultimately confirms negligence and refers to the root origin of your injuries. A drunk driver is plainly liable, but if a vehicle's brakes do not function correctly, the proximate cause is defective parts and the driver may not necessarily be to blame.
  5. Damages: That your injuries resulted in some form of loss, for example damage to your car, medical costs and/or lost wages.

Can I Still Be Awarded Compensation If I Was Partially to Blame?

Yes. Missouri is a pure comparative fault state. What that means is that if you are found to be partially liable for your accident, your compensation will be lessened by the percentage of culpability you are responsible for. For example, if a jury awards you $100,000 for a crash, but establishes that you were 30 percent at fault, the final amount you collect would be $70,000.

How Much is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

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

  • Economic damages, for example:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning potential
    • Medical costs, such as:
      • Urgent care
      • Follow-up doctors visits
      • Surgeries
      • Physical rehabilitation
      • Medication costs
      • In-home medical treatment
      • Assistive devices such as crutches or required improvements to your house
      • Future estimated medical bills, for example further physical therapy or prescriptions, or replacement expenses for assistive devices
    • Transportation costs to and from 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 rare cases in Farmington, MO, for example drunk driving accidents, 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 reverberations of an accident like loss of capacity to enjoy life. Noneconomic damages are usually computed through one of two formulas:

  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 suffered. The daily amount is usually equivalent to the amount you make from a day's work, the concept being that a day of suffering or mental anguish has at least the same value as a day's work. This method is not used for permanent injuries as it is impossible to know how many days 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 final financial recovery. Three is the most common multiplier, and four and five are usually reserved for cases that lead to disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Farmington, MO will make certain that an insurance company or jury understands the full extent that your injuries have affected you and compensate you for all of it.

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

In General, following Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the day your injury transpired to file your personal injury claim in Farmington or elsewhere in Missouri. If you were under 21 at the time of the accident, you have five years from your 21st birthday. That may seem like a long time, but it is imperative to get in touch with a car accident lawyer as soon as possible for the best outcome in your case.

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

Farmington, MO residents who have not talked to a car accident lawyer could unintentionally do or say things that hurt their claim. Some common mistakes your car accident lawyer in Farmington, 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 lead to an injury. Police are taught to determine fault in collisions and their police report will be crucial in your case.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take pictures of both vehicles and the nearby area and gather witness contact information. This will also be very valuable in your claim.
  • Not Seeking Medical Care: In order to be wholly compensated for your injuries, you need to have them recorded and treated. Always be 100 percent candid with your doctor about any pains you have.
  • Trusting the Insurance Company: Insurance companies utilize a lot of tricks to reimburse you for as little as possible; that is how they make money. Do not believe anything they say or make any recorded statements before speaking with a lawyer.
  • Accepting the Initial Settlement Offer: If you need the money as soon as possible, it might be enticing 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 are owed.
  • Not Hiring a Burger Law Car Accident Lawyer: Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has pledged their career to seeking justice for the injured in Farmington, MO. When someone does not want to admit culpability or the insurance company will not be fair, we step up and demand that you are treated fairly and get the fair compensation you deserve.

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

More than three quarters of people who perish in motor vehicle accidents are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen personally the anguish that a negligent driver can cause. While you cannot always control how other people drive, there are many actions you can take to ensure your own safety as well as the safety of others on the Farmington, MO roadways.

  • Always use a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved approximately 14,955 lives. More than 83 percent of drivers and passengers who are entirely ejected from the vehicle die, and the majority of the rest suffered significant, life-changing 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 anyone on the Farmington, MO roads. Fundamental suggestions like driving slower and increasing following distance in poor weather not only go a long way in keeping 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 drive a motorcycle, wear a helmet. While Farmington, MO does not have laws requiring motorcycle drivers to use 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 traffic collision. Pull over to the side of the road if you need to make an urgent call. 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.
  • Have the right attitude. We all share the road, and we all should 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 25 percent of traffic deaths are people under the age of 25. Maturity is probably a contributing factor.
  • Keep both hands on the wheel. Just having one hand on the wheel can substantially diminish 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 impede 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 may trick you into believing you can drive home safely, but it is never true.

You can take every possible precaution when driving, but unfortunately the careless actions of irresponsible drivers can still cause you harm. When you get hurt because someone else broke the rules of the road, you are entitled to maximum compensation for all of your damages. Every Farmington, 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 Farmington, MO

You only have one opportunity for the best possible financial recovery. Do not let it go. Our Farmington, 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 sudden and severe. That is why we have pledged our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Farmington, MO reimbursed 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 Farmington, MO straight away at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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