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Car Accident Lawyer House Springs, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in House Springs, MO. They broke the rules of the road, and now your life is upended. You should not have to pay because somebody else was negligent. Call a Burger Law House Springs, MO car accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form for a complimentary consultation and to start on your road to recovery.

The damage that selfish and irresponsible drivers can cause is often shattering, and they need to be held accountable for their behavior. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has committed their life to standing up to bullies and standing up for of the vulnerable in House Springs, MO to get them the financial recovery they need to mend and return to the life they know. If you were injured by an irresponsible driver, we know you are angry — that is merited. You are also probably concerned about the financial repercussions of medical bills and lost pay, as well as the physical and emotional agony that goes along with your injuries. The law provides you with a bridge to restoration; our House Springs, MO car accident lawyer team is here to lead the way you across it and fight by your side until there is nothing left to fight and you are completely repaid for the harm another driver's negligence caused. You do not have to wait another minute to begin on your road to recovery. We charge no fees until you collect the compensation you are owed.

In more than three decades of practicing law, our car accident lawyer team has gotten more than $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were hurt because another driver was negligent, learn the value of your injuries by using our free personal injury calculator.

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How Common Are Car Accidents in House Springs and Missouri?

In Missouri, car accident fatalities rose by 12% between 2019 and 2020, despite there being 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 motor vehicle wrecks, with over half of those fatalities occurring on country roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 36,033 motor vehicle accidents that caused personal injury and 923 fatal auto collisions.

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

How a Car Accident Lawyer in House Springs, MO Can Help

With some common fender-benders, you might be able to be completely reimbursed without legal representation. But when you are harmed in a crash, you generally need a car accident lawyer to fight for you and ensure that you get the best results in your case. When you hire a Burger Law House Springs, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Perform and investigation your case and gather evidence, for instance:
    • Photos
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness depositions
    • Your medical records
  • Make sure you receive the full medical care you need
  • Provide you with trustworthy and personalized legal counsel
  • Use our network of House Springs, MO experts to help establish your case
  • Handle all the legal aspects of your case so you can focus on healing
  • 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 trust a Burger Law car accident lawyer in House Springs, MO to tenaciously and passionately demand justice in your claim. We have devoted our careers to helping the vulnerable in House Springs, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our case review and preliminary investigation do no cost anything, so there is no reason not to talk to us. Get in touch with a car accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT to go over your case.

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House Springs, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

The majority of our House Springs, MO clients have never had to hire a car accident lawyer before, and unsurprisingly have a good deal of questions about their rights and the legal procedure. Below are several of the most frequent questions we get with regard to 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 House Springs, MO are:

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

How Do I Prove a Motor Vehicle Accident Case?

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

  1. Duty of Care: Missouri Revised Statute §304.120 states that motorists are "to exercise highest degree of care." So 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 operate the vehicle safely.
  3. Cause in Fact: Also called "causation," you must show that the driver's breach of duty directly caused you harm.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what ultimately decides negligence and refers to the root origin of your injuries. A drunk driver is obviously negligent, but if a vehicle's brakes do not function properly, the proximate cause is faulty parts and the driver may not automatically be negligent.
  5. Damages: That your injuries led to some type of loss, for example damage to your car, medical expenses and/or lost wages.

Can I Still Recover 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 at fault for your accident, your compensation will be lessened by the portion of fault you share. For example, if a jury grants you $100,000 for a wreck, but determines 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 significance 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 get compensation for:

  • Economic damages, such as:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning capacity
    • Medical expenses, for instance:
      • Emergency room visits
      • Follow-up doctors visits
      • Surgeries
      • Physical rehabilitation
      • Medication bills
      • In-home medical care
      • Assistive devices such as crutches or necessary improvements to your home
      • Future estimated medical bills, for example further physical rehabilitation or medication, or replacement expenses 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 infrequent cases in House Springs, MO, for example 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 number on intangible reverberations of an accident such as loss of capacity to enjoy life. Noneconomic damages are generally computed through one of two formulas:

  1. The Per Diem Method: "Per diem" means "per day" in Latin. In this method, you are granted a daily amount for every day you suffered. The daily amount is usually equivalent to the amount you make from a day's work, the notion being that a day of suffering or emotional 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, usually between 1.5 and 5, and the product will be your total 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 House Springs, MO will make certain that an insurance adjuster or jury realizes the full extent that your injuries have impacted 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 House Springs, MO?

Generally, under Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the date of your wreck to file your personal injury claim in House Springs or elsewhere in Missouri. If you were under 21 at the time of the crash, you have five years from your 21st birthday. That may appear a long time, but it is crucial to contact a car accident lawyer immediately for the best outcome in your case.

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

People who have not talked to a car accident lawyer might unintentionally do or say things that hurt their claim. Some common mistakes your car accident lawyer in House Springs, MO sees are:

  • Not Calling the Police: Under Missouri Revised Statute §300.110, you have to report an accident to the police "as soon as reasonably possible" if it lead to an injury. Police are taught to determine negligence in wrecks and their police report will be critical in your claim.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take photographs of both vehicles and the surrounding area and obtain witness contact information. This will also be incredibly helpful in your case.
  • Not Seeking Medical Attention: In order to be totally compensated for your injuries, you need to have records of them and have them treated. Always be totally frank with your doctor about any pains you have.
  • Believing the Insurance Company: Insurance adjusters use a lot of tricks to compensate you with as little as they can; that is how they make money. Do not believe anything they say or make any recorded statements until you have spoken with a lawyer.
  • Taking the Initial Settlement Offer: If you need the money as soon as possible, it may be tempting to take what you can get immediately. It is far better in the long term 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 committed their career to deliver justice for the injured in House Springs, MO. When someone refuses to admit blame or the insurance company refused to be fair, we step up and demand that you are treated fairly and get the complete compensation you are owed.

How to Avoid Auto Accidents | House Springs, MO Car Accident Lawyer

More than three quarters of people who perish in auto accidents are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen firsthand the wreckage that a careless driver can cause. While you cannot always control other people's behavior, there are numerous steps you can take to ensure your own safety as well as the safety of others on the House Springs, MO roadways.

  • Always use a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved approximately 14,955 people from death. More than 83 percent of drivers and passengers who are entirely expelled from the vehicle die, and the majority of the rest experienced grave, life-changing injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that wearing a seatbelt lowers 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 offers a Driver Guide for House Springs, MO drivers. Basic suggestions like driving slower 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 collision if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you are a motorcyclist, wear a helmet. While House Springs, MO does not have laws requiring motorcycle drivers to wear 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 traffic 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 radio off so you can clearly hear the directions and do not have to look down at your phone.
  • Have the right attitude. We all share the road, and we all need to be polite to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Be aware of the fact 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 auto deaths are people under the age of 25. Maturity is likely a contributing factor.
  • Keep 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 likely 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 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 deceive you into believing you can drive home safely, but it is never the case.

You can take every possible precaution when driving, but unfortunately the careless behavior of irresponsible drivers can still harm you. When you get hurt because someone else broke the rules of the road, you deserve full compensation for all of your damages. Every House Springs, 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 House Springs, MO

You only have one shot for a complete financial recovery. Do not let it slip. Our House Springs, 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 hardships of being injured are unexpected and harsh. That is why we have devoted our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in House Springs, MO restituted 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 House Springs, MO straight away at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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