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Car Accident Lawyer Fulton, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Fulton, MO. They broke the rules of the road, and now your life is upended. You do not have to pay because another person was irresponsible. Call a Burger Law Fulton, MO car accident lawyer right away 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 selfish and careless drivers can cause is often staggering, and they need to be held accountable for their actions. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has dedicated their life to fighting back against bullies and defending the rights of the injured in Fulton, MO to secure them the financial recovery they need to move forward and get their life back. If you were harmed by an irresponsible driver, we know you are angry — you deserve to be. You are also probably worried about the financial burden of medical costs and lost pay, as well as the physical and emotional pain that goes along with your injuries. The law provides you with a bridge to recompense; our Fulton, MO car accident lawyer team is here to lead you across it and fight for you until there is nothing left to fight and you are completely repaid for the harm another person's horrible behavior caused. You do not have to wait another second to start on your road to recovery. We charge no fees until we win your case.

In more than three decades of practicing law, our car accident lawyer team has won more than $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were harmed because another driver was negligent, find out how much your case may be worth by using our complimentary personal injury calculator.

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Car Accident Statistics in 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 stated that Missouri ranked 12th in the nation in deadly motor vehicle accidents, with over half of those fatalities occurring on rural roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 36,033 auto crashes that caused personal injury and 923 deadly car collisions.

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

How a Car Accident Lawyer in Fulton, MO Can Help

With some ordinary fender-benders, you may be able to be fairly compensated without legal representation. But when you are injured in a collision, you usually need a car accident lawyer to fight by your side and make sure that you get the best possible outcome in your case. When you hire a Burger Law Fulton, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Conduct and investigation your case and attain evidence, including:
    • Photographs
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness depositions
    • Your medical records
  • Ensure you receive the full medical treatment you need
  • Provide you with sound and personalized legal guidance
  • Utilize our network of Fulton, MO experts to help build your case
  • Manage all the legal aspects of your case so you can focus on healing
  • Insist that you receive a fair settlement offer
  • Take your case to trial when the insurance company will not give you a fair offer

You can trust a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Fulton, MO to forcefully and fervently demand justice for your damages. We have devoted our lives to helping the vulnerable in Fulton, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our case evaluation and initial investigation are free, so there is no reason not to talk to us. Contact a car accident lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT to discuss your case.

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Fulton, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

Most of our Fulton, MO clients have never needed to hire a car accident lawyer before, and naturally have many questions about their rights and the legal procedure. Below are some of the most common questions we are asked concerning 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 Fulton, MO are:

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

How Do I Win a Car Crash Claim?

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

  1. Duty of Care: Missouri Revised Statute §304.120 dictates that drivers are "to exercise highest degree of care." So whoever in control of a vehicle 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 prove that the driver's breach of duty directly caused you harm.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what finally determines negligence and refers to the underlying cause of your injuries. A drunk driver is clearly negligent, but if a vehicle's brakes do not function correctly, the proximate cause is faulty components and the driver may not necessarily be liable.
  5. Damages: That your injuries led to some type of loss, for example 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 culpable for your accident, your compensation will be diminished by the portion of blame you share. For example, if a jury grants you $100,000 for a collision, but establishes that you were 30 percent at fault, the your final recovery would be $70,000.

How Much is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

That is contingent on the severity of your injuries, the effects they have had your life and the talent of your car accident lawyer. With the aid of your attorney, you will be able to collect compensation for:

  • Economic damages, such as:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning capacity
    • Medical costs, for instance:
      • Urgent care
      • Follow-up doctors visits
      • Surgeries
      • Physical rehabilitation
      • Medication bills
      • In-home medical treatment
      • Assistive devices such as crutches or necessary upgrades to your house
      • Future estimated medical costs, for instance further physical therapy or prescriptions, or replacement expenses 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 Fulton, MO, for example drunk driving collisions, your car accident lawyer may be able to help you collect punitive damages.

How Are Noneconomic Damages Calculated?

It is hard to put a figure on intangible effects of a wreck like pain and suffering. Noneconomic damages are typically computed 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 affected. The daily amount is usually equal to your daily wage, the notion being that a day of suffering or mental distress is at least worth a day's work. This method is not employed for permanent injuries as there is no way 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, typically 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 lead to disability or permanent impairment.

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

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

In most cases, under Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the date of your wreck to make your personal injury claim in Fulton or elsewhere in Missouri. If you were under 21 at the time of the crash, you have five years from the day you turn 21. That may appear a long time, but it is vital to call a car accident lawyer as soon as possible for the best results in your case.

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

Fulton, MO residents who have not been in touch with a car accident lawyer may unintentionally do or say things that hurt their claim. Some common mistakes your car accident lawyer in Fulton, 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 causes injury. Police know how to determine liability in crashes and their police report will be invaluable in your case.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take photographs of both vehicles and the nearby area and ask for witness contact information. This will also be extremely helpful 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 candid with your physician about any aches you have.
  • Believing the Insurance Company: Insurance adjusters employ a lot of tricks to compensate you with as little as they can; that is how they make money. Do not trust anything they say or make any recorded statements before speaking with an attorney.
  • Taking the Initial Settlement Offer: If you need the money as soon as possible, it might be enticing to take what they are offering you now. It is much better in the long term to wait for the maximum compensation you truly deserve.
  • Not Hiring a Burger Law Car Accident Lawyer: Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has devoted their career to deliver justice for the injured in Fulton, MO. When someone refuses to admit blame or the insurance company refused to be fair, we step in and demand that you are treated fairly and get the complete financial recovery you deserve.

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

More than three quarters of people who perish in auto collisions are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen firsthand the devastation that a thoughtless driver can cause. While you cannot always control how other people drive, there are numerous steps you can take to protect yourself in addition to others on the Fulton, MO roadways.

  • Always wear a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved an estimated 14,955 lives. More than four-fifths of drivers and passengers who are completely expelled from the vehicle perish, and the majority of the rest sustained significant, life-altering injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that wearing a seatbelt lowers the risk of death by 45 percent and moderate to critical injury by 50 percent.
  • Know the laws and best driving practices. The Missouri Department of Revenue has published a Driver Guide for anyone on the Fulton, MO roads. Basic 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 collision if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you are a motorcyclist, wear a helmet. While Fulton, MO does not have laws forcing motorcycle drivers to wear helmets, they can save your life. In 2017, helmets saved 1,872 lives.
  • Put away your cell phone. While you can always text somebody later, you can never take back the effects of a traffic collision. Pull over to the side of the road if you need need your phone for an emergency. If you use your phone for directions, put the volume on high 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. No one owns the road, and we all need to be respectful to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Understand that you are in control of several tons of metal moving at high speeds. Safety needs to be your priority. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, almost a quarter of motor vehicle 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 vehicle. 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 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 true.

You can take every precaution imaginable when driving, but regrettably the careless behavior of irresponsible drivers can still harm you. When you get hurt because somebody else broke the rules of the road, you deserve maximum compensation for all of your damages. Every Fulton, 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 Fulton, MO

You only have one shot for a complete financial recovery. Do not let it go. Our Fulton, MO car accident lawyer team pushes back against bullies like resistant insurance companies and negligent drivers who do not want to take responsibility for their behavior. We know the financial implications of being injured are sudden and harsh. That is why we have dedicated our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Fulton, MO reimbursed and made whole again. You do not have to go through these trying times by yourself. To protect you and your family's future, call a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Fulton, MO immediately at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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