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Car Accident Lawyer Florissant, MO

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

The damage that unthinking and negligent drivers can cause is often cataclysmic, and they need to be held responsible for their actions. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has devoted their career to standing up to bullies and defending the rights of the vulnerable in Florissant, MO to get them the financial recovery they need to mend and return to the life they know. If you were injured by a careless driver, we know you are outraged — you deserve to be. You are also probably concerned about the financial hardships of medical expenses and lost pay, to say nothing of the physical and emotional agony that goes along with your injuries. The law gives a path to recompense; our Florissant, MO car accident lawyer team is here to guide you through it and fight by your side until there is nothing more to fight and you are entirely repaid for the damage someone else's negligent actions caused. You do not have to wait any longer to start the process of being made whole again. We charge no fees until you get the compensation you deserve.

In over three decades of practice, our car accident lawyer team has won more than $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were hurt because another driver broke the rules of the road, see how much your claim may be worth by filling out our complimentary personal injury calculator.

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Car Accident Statistics in Missouri

In Missouri, car accident deaths rose by 12% between 2019 and 2020, despite the fact that there were not as many people on the road due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A 2018 study found that Missouri ranked 12th in the nation in deadly traffic accidents, with 58 percent of those deaths transpiring on rural roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 36,033 car accidents that caused personal injury and 923 deadly auto collisions.

If you were one of the many in Florissant or anywhere in Missouri to be hurt on the road because of somebody else's irresponsible behavior, call a car accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT.

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

With some ordinary fender-benders, you might be able to be completely reimbursed without legal representation. But when you are harmed in a crash, you often require a car accident lawyer to fight for you and make sure that you get the best results in your case. When you hire a Burger Law Florissant, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Investigate your crash and obtain evidence, for instance:
    • Photographs
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness statements
    • Your medical records
  • Make certain you receive the full medical treatment you need
  • Provide you with trustworthy and personalized legal guidance
  • Employ our network of Florissant, MO experts to help establish your case
  • Manage all the legal aspects of your case so you can focus on healing
  • 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 depend on a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Florissant, MO to tenaciously and passionately demand justice in your case. We have devoted our lives to helping the vulnerable in Florissant, 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. Get in touch with a car accident lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT to discuss your case.

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Florissant, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

The majority of our Florissant, MO clients have never needed to hire a car accident lawyer before their accident, and unsurprisingly have a good deal of questions about their rights and the legal procedure. Below are a few of the most frequent questions we are asked in relation 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 Florissant, MO are:

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

How Do I Prove a Car Accident Claim?

In order to win your claim, 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 stipulates that motorists are "to exercise highest degree of care." That means that anybody 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 called "causation," you have to prove that the driver's breach of duty directly caused harmed you.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what ultimately establishes negligence and refers to the underlying origin of your injuries. A drunk driver is clearly negligent, but if a vehicle's brakes do not function correctly, the proximate cause is malfunctioning components and the driver may not automatically be to blame.
  5. Damages: That your injuries resulted in some type of loss, for instance property damage, medical costs and/or lost wages.

Can I Still Receive 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 accident, your compensation will be decreased by the portion of fault you share. For instance, if a jury grants you $100,000 for an accident, but finds that you were 30 percent at fault, the final total you receive would be $70,000.

How Much is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

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

  • Economic damages, for instance:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning capacity
    • Medical bills, such as:
      • Emergency room visits
      • Subsequent doctors appointments
      • Surgeries
      • Physical rehabilitation
      • Medication expenses
      • In-home medical care
      • Assistive devices such as crutches or necessary upgrades to your vehicle
      • Future estimated medical costs, such as further physical therapy or medication, or replacement costs 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 rare cases in Florissant, MO, for example drunk driving accidents, your car accident lawyer may be able to help you secure punitive damages.

How Are Noneconomic Damages Calculated?

It is tough to put a dollar amount on intangible repercussions of an accident like emotional anguish. Noneconomic damages are generally calculated through one of two methods:

  1. The Per Diem Method: "Per diem" stands for "per day" in Latin. In this method, you are given a daily amount for each day you were impacted by your injury. The daily amount is usually equal to the amount you make from a day's labor, the concept being that a day of pain or emotional agony has at least the same value as a day's work. This method is not employed for injuries resulting to disability 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, generally between 1.5 and 5, and the final number will be your complete compensation. Three is used most often, and four and five are usually only used in cases that result in disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Florissant, MO will make sure that an insurance company or jury knows every way 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 Florissant, MO?

In most cases, pursuant to Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the date of your accident to make your personal injury claim in Florissant or anywhere 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 seem like a long time, but it is imperative to get in touch with a car accident lawyer immediately for the best outcome in your case.

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

Florissant, MO residents who have not spoken with a car accident lawyer might mistakenly do or say things that hurt their claim. Some common mistakes your car accident lawyer in Florissant, MO sees are:

  • Not Calling the Police: According to Missouri Revised Statute §300.110, you are obligated to report an accident to the police "as soon as reasonably possible" if it lead to an injury. Police are coached to determine negligence in collisions and their police report will be indispensable in your claim.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take photos of both vehicles and the surrounding area and obtain witness contact information. This will also be incredibly useful in your case.
  • Not Seeking Medical Care: In order to be wholly compensated for your injuries, you need to have records of them and have them treated. Always be 100 percent truthful with your doctor about any pains you have.
  • Trusting the Insurance Company: Insurance adjusters use a lot of deceptive tactics to compensate you with as little as possible; that is their job. Do not trust anything they say or make any recorded statements until you have spoken with an attorney.
  • Taking the Initial Settlement Offer: If you need the money as soon as possible, it may be tempting to take what they are offering you now. It is a much better idea when all is said and done to wait for the maximum financial recovery you are owed.
  • Not Hiring a Burger Law Car Accident Lawyer: Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has dedicated their career to deliver justice for the injured in Florissant, MO. When someone declines to admit blame or the insurance company is not being fair, we step in and demand that you are treated fairly and get the full compensation you deserve.

How to Avoid Auto Accidents | Florissant, 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 wreckage that a thoughtless driver can cause. While you cannot always control other people's behavior, there are several steps you can take to ensure your own safety as well as the safety of others on the Florissant, MO streets.

  • Always use a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved an estimated 14,955 people from death. Over four-fifths of drivers and passengers who are entirely thrown out of the vehicle perish, and most of the rest experienced severe, life-altering injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that wearing a seatbelt reduces the chances of death by almost half and moderate to critical injury by 50 percent.
  • Be aware of the rules of the road. The Missouri Department of Revenue provides a Driver Guide for Florissant, MO drivers. Simple suggestions like driving slower and increasing following distance in poor weather not only do a lot to keep you and everyone else on the road safe, but they also protect you from liability or being partially blamed for an accident if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you are a motorcyclist, wear a helmet. While Florissant, MO does not have laws obligating motorcycle drivers to wear helmets, they can save your life. In 2017, helmets saved 1,872 lives.
  • Put down your cell phone. While you can always text somebody later, you can never take back the effects of a car collision. Pull over safely 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 down at your phone.
  • Have the right attitude. The road is for everyone, and we all should be courteous to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Recognize that you are in control of several tons of metal moving at high speeds. Safety needs to be your prime concern. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, almost 25 percent of traffic deaths are people under the age of 25. Maturity is likely a contributing factor.
  • Keep both hands on the wheel. Just having one hand on the wheel can significantly lessen 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 substantially impede your ability to drive safely, but it also boosts your confidence and makes you feel more powerful, so you might 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 precaution imaginable when you get behind the wheel, but regrettably the careless actions of irresponsible drivers can still cause you injury. When you get hurt because another person broke the rules of the road, you deserve maximum compensation for all of your damages. Every Florissant, MO car accident lawyer at Burger Law takes on and wins the tough cases, and knows how to get great results.


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Car Accident Lawyer Florissant, MO

You just have one shot for a full financial recovery. Do not let it go. Our Florissant, MO car accident lawyer team stands up to bullies like resistant insurance companies and reckless drivers who do not want to be held accountable for their actions. We know the economic hardships of being injured are sudden and severe. That is why we have devoted our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Florissant, MO recompensed 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 Florissant, MO now at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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