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Car Accident Lawyer Jackson, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Jackson, MO. They broke the rules of the road, and now you are left to pick up the pieces. You do not have to pay because another person behaved irresponsibly. Call a Burger Law Jackson, 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 being made whole again.

The damage that unthinking and negligent drivers can cause is often devastating, and they need to be held accountable for their behavior. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has dedicated their career to fighting back against bullies and standing up for of the injured in Jackson, MO to secure 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 — you should to be. You are also likely worried about the financial consequences of medical bills and lost work, not to mention the physical and emotional pain that accompanies your injuries. The law offers you an avenue to reparation; our Jackson, 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 driver's negligence caused. You do not have to wait another second to begin on your road to recovery. We accept no fees until we win your case.

In over three decades of practicing law, our car accident lawyer team has won over $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were harmed because somebody else was reckless, find out the value of your case by filling out our free personal injury calculator.

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Chesterfield, MO

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Suites 200-222
Chesterfield, MO 63005

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Car Accident Statistics in Missouri

In Missouri, car accident fatalities increased 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 found that Missouri ranked 12th in the nation in fatal road crashes, with 58 percent of those fatalities occurring on rural roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 36,033 auto accidents that led to personal injury and 923 fatal auto collisions.

If you were one of the many in Jackson or anywhere in Missouri who was hurt on the road because of another driver's negligence, contact a car accident lawyer immediately at (314) 500-HURT.

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

With some common fender-benders, you might be able to be completely compensated without legal representation. But when you are harmed in a collision, you often need a car accident lawyer to fight on your behalf and make certain that you get the best results in your claim. When you hire a Burger Law Jackson, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Investigate your accident and gather evidence, such as:
    • Photos
    • Surveillance video
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness statements
    • Your medical records
  • Ensure you receive the full medical care you need
  • Provide you with wise and individualized legal advice
  • Use our network of Jackson, MO experts to help build your case
  • Handle all communication, documentation, litigation and negotiations
  • Demand that you are given a fair settlement offer
  • Take your case to court when we do not secure a fair settlement

You can depend on a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Jackson, MO to forcefully and zealously demand justice in your claim. We have pledged our lives to helping the vulnerable in Jackson, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our case review and initial investigation are free, so there is no risk in talking to. Get in touch with a car accident lawyer today at (314) 500-HURT to discuss your case.

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Jackson, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

Most of our Jackson, MO clients have never had to hire a car accident lawyer before, and naturally have a good deal of questions about their rights and the legal procedure. Below are a few of the most frequent questions we get concerning 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 Jackson, MO are:

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

How Do I Win a Car Accident Case?

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

  1. Duty of Care: Missouri Revised Statute §304.120 dictates that motorists are "to exercise highest degree of care." That means that whoever gets behind the wheel automatically owes you a duty of care.
  2. Breach of Duty: The driver is in violation of a statute or otherwise did not drive safely.
  3. Cause in Fact: Also called "causation," you need to show that the driver's breach of duty directly caused hurt you.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what finally confirms negligence and refers to the root origin of your injuries. A drunk driver is obviously liable, but if a vehicle's brakes do not work, the proximate cause is faulty parts and the driver may not necessarily be liable.
  5. Damages: That your injuries resulted in some kind of loss, like property damage, medical expenses and/or lost wages.

Can I Still Be Awarded Compensation If I Was Partially at Fault?

Yes. Missouri is a pure comparative fault state. That means that if you are found to be partially blameworthy for your wreck, your compensation will be lessened by the percentage of culpability you share. For instance, if a jury awards you $100,000 for an accident, but establishes 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 depends on the severity of your injuries, the impact they have had your life and the talent of your car accident lawyer. With the aid of your attorney, you will be able to receive compensation for:

  • Economic damages, including:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning potential
    • Medical bills, for example:
      • Urgent care
      • Follow-up doctors visits
      • Surgeries
      • Physical therapy
      • Medication expenses
      • In-home medical treatment
      • Assistive devices such as wheelchairs or necessary upgrades to your house
      • Future estimated medical costs, such as further physical rehabilitation 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 rare cases in Jackson, MO, such as drunk driving accidents, your car accident lawyer may be able to help you collect punitive damages.

How Are Noneconomic Damages Calculated?

It is hard to put a number on intangible effects 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" stands for "per day" in Latin. In this method, you are awarded a daily amount for each day you were affected. The daily amount is usually the same as your daily wage, the thought 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 permanent injuries as there is no way to know how long 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 final number will be your total recovery. Three is used most often, and four and five are typically saved for cases that lead to disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Jackson, MO will make sure that an insurance company or jury realizes 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 Jackson, MO?

In General, under Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the day your injury occurred to file your personal injury claim in Jackson 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 might appear a long time, but it is vital to get in touch with a car accident lawyer right away 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 may mistakenly do or say things that hurt their claim. Some common mistakes your car accident lawyer in Jackson, MO sees are:

  • Not Calling the Police: Pursuant to Missouri Revised Statute §300.110, you must report an accident to the police "as soon as reasonably possible" if it causes injury. Police know how to ascertain liability in accidents and their police report will be crucial in your case.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take photos of both vehicles and the surrounding area and ask for 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 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 companies utilize a lot of deceptive tactics to reimburse you for as little as they can; that is their job. Do not trust anything they say or make any recorded statements before speaking with a lawyer.
  • Accepting the Initial Settlement Offer: If you need the money quickly, it might be enticing to take what they are offering you now. It is a much better idea 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 dedicated their career to seeking justice for the injured in Jackson, MO. When someone refuses to admit blame or the insurance company will not be fair, we step in and insist that you are treated fairly and get the full compensation you are owed.

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

More than three quarters of people killed in car crashes are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen personally the damage that a careless driver can cause. While you cannot always control what other people do, there are many steps you can take to ensure your own safety in addition to the safety of others on the Jackson, MO roadways.

  • Always use a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved an estimated 14,955 lives. Over 83 percent of drivers and passengers who are entirely thrown out of the vehicle die, and most of the rest suffered grave, life-changing injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that wearing a seatbelt lessens the risk of death by 45 percent and moderate to critical injury by 50 percent.
  • Be aware of the laws and best driving practices. The Missouri Department of Revenue offers a Driver Guide for Jackson, MO drivers. Fundamental tips like driving slower and increasing following distance in winter conditions not only go a long way in keeping you and other drivers and passengers 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, use a helmet. While Jackson, MO does not have laws requiring 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 call someone back, you can never take back the effects of a traffic wreck. Pull over to the side of the road 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.
  • Have the right attitude. The road is for everyone, and we all need to be polite to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Be aware of the fact that you are in control of 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 a quarter of motor vehicle deaths are people under the age of 25. Maturity is probably a contributing factor.
  • Drive with both hands on the wheel. Just having one hand on the wheel can substantially lessen your control of the car. Quickly changing the A/C settings is likely 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 substantially impair your ability to operate a car safely, but it also boosts your confidence and makes you feel more powerful, so you could think driving while drunk will be fine. Your brain may trick you into thinking you can drive home safely, but it is never the case.

You can take every possible precaution when you get behind the wheel, but unfortunately the careless behavior 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 full compensation for all of your damages. Every Jackson, 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 Jackson, MO

You only have one opportunity for the best possible financial recovery. Do not let it go. Our Jackson, MO car accident lawyer team fights back against bullies like resistant insurance companies and thoughtless drivers who do not want to be held accountable for their behavior. We know the financial implications of being injured are sudden and severe. That is why we have devoted our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Jackson, MO compensated and made whole again. You do not have to go through these taxing times alone. To protect you and your family's future, call a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Jackson, MO straight away at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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