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Car Accident Lawyer Grandview, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Grandview, MO. They broke the rules of the road, and now your life is turned upside down. You should not have to pay because somebody else was negligent. Call a Burger Law Grandview, MO car accident lawyer immediately at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form for a free consultation and to start on your road to being made whole again.

The damage that unthinking and negligent drivers can cause is often shattering, and they need to be held accountable for their actions. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has devoted their career to standing up to bullies and defending the rights of the injured in Grandview, MO to get them the compensation they need to mend and return to the life they know. If you were injured by a negligent driver, we know you are furious — that is justified. You are also probably apprehensive about the financial consequences of medical expenses and lost pay, not to mention the physical and emotional anguish that accompanies your injuries. The law gives a bridge to restoration; our Grandview, MO car accident lawyer team is here to guide you through it and fight on your behalf until there is nothing left to fight and you are fully repaid for the damage someone else's carelessness caused. You do not have to wait any longer to begin on your road to recovery. We do not charge any fees until we win your case.

In over 30 years of experience, our car accident lawyer team has delivered upwards of $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were hurt because someone else broke the rules of the road, learn how much your case may be worth by filling out our free personal injury calculator.

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Suites 200-222
Chesterfield, MO 63005

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Car Accident Statistics in Missouri

In Missouri, car accident deaths increased 12% between 2019 and 2020, despite the fact that there were not as many people on the road because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A 2018 study reported that Missouri ranked 12th in the nation in fatal road collisions, with over half of those deaths happening on rural roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol stated 36,033 auto collisions that led to personal injury and 923 fatal motor vehicle wrecks.

If you were one of the many in Grandview or anywhere in Missouri to be injured on the road because of another driver's carelessness, contact a car accident lawyer immediately at (314) 500-HURT.

How a Car Accident Lawyer in Grandview, MO Can Help

With some standard fender-benders, you might be able to be fully reimbursed without the assistance of a lawyer. But when you are harmed in an accident, you usually require a car accident lawyer to fight for you and ensure that you get the best possible outcome in your case. When you hire a Burger Law Grandview, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Investigate your case and obtain evidence, such as:
    • Pictures
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness statements
    • Your medical records
  • Make certain you get the full medical treatment you need
  • Offer you wise and personalized legal guidance
  • Utilize our network of Grandview, MO experts to help develop a legal strategy
  • Manage all communication, documentation, litigation and negotiations
  • Demand that you receive a fair settlement offer
  • Take your case to court when the insurance company will not give you a fair offer

You can believe in a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Grandview, MO to tenaciously and zealously demand justice for your damages. We have committed our lives to helping the injured in Grandview, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our case review and preliminary investigation are free, so there is no reason not to talk to us. Get in touch with a car accident lawyer today at (314) 500-HURT to talk over your case.

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Grandview, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

The majority of our Grandview, MO clients have never needed to hire a car accident lawyer before their accident, and unsurprisingly have many questions about their rights and the legal procedure. The following are several of the most common questions we get about 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 Grandview, MO are:

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

How Do I Prove an Auto Crash Case?

In order to prove your case, your car accident lawyer must show 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 whoever gets behind the wheel necessarily 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 ultimately determines negligence and refers to the underlying source of your injuries. A drunk driver is plainly liable, but if a vehicle's brakes do not work, the proximate cause is faulty parts and the driver may not necessarily be negligent.
  5. Damages: That your injuries resulted in some form of loss, such as damage to your car, 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 injuries, your compensation will be diminished by the percentage of fault you are responsible for. 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 hinges on on the severity of your injuries, how they have impacted your life and the willpower 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 potential
    • Medical bills, such as:
      • Emergency room visits
      • Follow-up doctors appointments
      • Surgeries
      • Physical rehabilitation
      • Medication costs
      • In-home medical treatment
      • Assistive devices such as wheelchairs or required improvements to your vehicle
      • Future estimated medical bills, like further physical therapy or medication, or replacement costs for assistive devices
    • Transportation costs to and from medical appointments
    • 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 Grandview, MO, for example drunk driving crashes, your car accident lawyer may be able to help you get punitive damages.

How Are Noneconomic Damages Calculated?

It is hard to put a number on intangible consequences of a collision such as emotional anguish. Noneconomic damages are usually computed using one of two formulas:

  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 generally equal to your daily wage, 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 used for injuries leading to impairment as there is no way 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, often 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 typically saved for cases that lead to disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Grandview, MO will make sure that an insurance adjuster or jury knows the full extent that your injuries have impacted you and compensate you for all of it.

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

In most cases, under Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the day your injury happened to make your personal injury claim in Grandview or anywhere in Missouri. If you were under 21 at the time of the crash, you have five years from your 21st birthday. That might appear a long time, but it is vital to get in touch with 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 unintentionally do or say things that hurt their claim. Some common mistakes your car accident lawyer in Grandview, MO sees are:

  • Not Calling the Police: According to Missouri Revised Statute §300.110, you need to report an accident to the police "as soon as reasonably possible" if it results in injury. Police are coached to determine fault in accidents and their police report will be crucial in your claim.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take pictures of both vehicles and the surrounding area and ask for witness contact information. This will also be incredibly beneficial in your claim.
  • Not Seeking Medical Treatment: In order to be completely compensated for your injuries, you need to have records of them and have them treated. Always be 100 percent truthful with your physician about any aches you have.
  • Believing the Insurance Company: Insurance adjusters use a lot of deceptive tactics to reimburse you for as little as they can; that is their job. Do not believe anything they say or make any recorded statements until you have talked to a lawyer.
  • Taking the Initial Settlement Offer: If you need the money fast, it might be appealing to take what they are offering you now. It is much better when all is said and done to wait for the full compensation you are owed.
  • Not Hiring a Burger Law Car Accident Lawyer: Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has dedicated their career to seeking justice for the injured in Grandview, MO. When someone does not want to admit culpability or the insurance company refused to be fair, we step up and insist that you are treated fairly and get the full compensation you are owed.

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

More than three quarters of people killed in traffic wrecks are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen personally the devastation that a careless driver can cause. While you cannot always control what other people do, there are numerous measures you can take to ensure your own safety in addition to the safety of others on the Grandview, MO streets.

  • Always wear a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved an estimated 14,955 lives. More than four-fifths of drivers and passengers who are entirely ejected from the vehicle perish, and the majority of the rest suffered severe, life-altering injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that wearing a seatbelt lowers the risk of death by almost half and moderate to critical injury by 50 percent.
  • Be familiar with the rules of the road. The Missouri Department of Revenue offers a Driver Guide for Grandview, MO drivers. Basic 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 fault or being partially blamed for a wreck if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you ride a motorcycle, wear a helmet. While Grandview, MO does not have laws forcing 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 call someone back, you can never take back the effects of an auto wreck. Pull over safely if you need to make an urgent call. 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. The road is for everyone, and we all need to be polite to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Understand that you are controlling thousands of pounds of metal moving at high speeds. Safety should be your prime concern. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, almost 25 percent of auto deaths are people under the age of 25. Maturity is probably a contributing factor.
  • Keep both hands on the wheel. Only having one hand on the wheel can substantially lessen your control of the vehicle. Quickly changing the A/C settings 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 diminish your ability to drive safely, but it also raises your confidence and makes you feel more powerful, so you may think driving while drunk will be fine. Your brain may trick 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 reckless behavior of irresponsible drivers can still cause you harm. When you get hurt because another driver broke the rules of the road, you are entitled to the best possible compensation for all of your damages. Every Grandview, 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 Grandview, MO

You only have one opportunity for a full financial recovery. Do not let it slip. Our Grandview, MO car accident lawyer team stands up to bullies like resistant insurance companies and careless drivers who do not want to be held accountable for their behavior. We know the economic implications of being injured are unexpected and severe. That is why we have dedicated our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Grandview, MO recompensed 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 Grandview, MO today at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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