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Car Accident Lawyer Knob Noster, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Knob Noster, 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 was irresponsible. Call a Burger Law Knob Noster, MO car accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form for a free case review and to start on your road to recovery.

The damage that self-centered and irresponsible drivers can cause is often staggering, and they need to be held accountable for their actions. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has pledged their life to standing up to bullies and standing up for of the injured in Knob Noster, MO to get them the compensation they need to mend and return to the life they know. If you were injured by an irresponsible driver, we know you are outraged — you should to be. You are also likely uncertain about the economic consequences of medical costs and lost wages, as well as the physical and emotional pain that goes along with your injuries. The law offers you a path to recompense; our Knob Noster, MO car accident lawyer team is here to lead the way you through it and fight on your behalf until there is nothing left to fight and you are entirely compensated for the harm someone else's neglect caused. You do not have to wait another minute to begin on your road to recovery. We charge no fees until we win your case.

In more than 30 years of practicing law, our car accident lawyer team has gotten 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, find out the value of your case by filling out our complimentary personal injury calculator.

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How Common Are Car Accidents in Knob Noster and Missouri?

In Missouri, car accident fatalities 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 wrecks, with 58 percent of those deaths happening on rural roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 36,033 auto wrecks that caused personal injury and 923 deadly auto collisions.

If you were one of the many in Knob Noster or anywhere in Missouri who was injured on the road because of somebody else's neglect, contact a car accident lawyer immediately at (314) 500-HURT.

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

With some standard fender-benders, you may be able to be fairly reimbursed without the assistance of a lawyer. But when you are injured in a collision, you usually require a car accident lawyer to fight for you and ensure that you get the best results in your claim. When you hire a Burger Law Knob Noster, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Investigate your crash and gather evidence, such as:
    • Pictures
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness statements
    • Your medical records
  • Make sure you get the full medical treatment you need
  • Provide you with wise and individualized legal guidance
  • Employ our network of Knob Noster, MO experts to help develop a legal strategy
  • Manage all communication, documentation, litigation and negotiations
  • Demand that you get 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 Knob Noster, MO to tenaciously and passionately demand justice in your claim. We have devoted our lives to helping the vulnerable in Knob Noster, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our consultation and primary investigation are free, so there is no reason not to talk to us. Contact a car accident lawyer immediately at (314) 500-HURT to go over your case.

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Knob Noster, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

Most of our Knob Noster, MO clients have never needed to hire a car accident lawyer prior to their accident, and unsurprisingly have a good deal of questions about their rights and the legal process. The following are several of the most frequent questions we get about 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 Knob Noster, 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 type of motor vehicle case.

How Do I Prove a Car Crash Case?

In order to prove your case, your car accident lawyer will need to prove 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." Meaning, anybody who in control of a vehicle 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 referred to as "causation," you have to prove that the driver's breach of duty directly caused you harm.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what finally establishes liability and refers to the underlying cause of your injuries. A drunk driver is obviously negligent, but if a vehicle's brakes do not function properly, the proximate cause is faulty components and the driver may not automatically be at fault.
  5. Damages: That your injuries resulted in some kind of loss, for example property damage, medical expenses and/or lost wages.

Can I Still Receive 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 liable for your wreck, your compensation will be lessened by the percentage of culpability you share. For instance, if a jury grants you $100,000 for a wreck, but establishes that you were 30 percent to blame, the your final recovery would be $70,000.

How Much is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

That hinges on on the seriousness of your injuries, the impact they have had your life and the skill of your car accident lawyer. With the aid of your attorney, you will be able to receive compensation for:

  • Economic damages, for instance:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning capacity
    • Medical costs, for example:
      • Urgent care
      • Subsequent doctors visits
      • Surgeries
      • Physical rehabilitation
      • Medication expenses
      • In-home medical treatment
      • Assistive devices such as wheelchairs 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 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 Knob Noster, MO, for instance drunk driving accidents, your car accident lawyer may be able to help you get punitive damages.

How Are Noneconomic Damages Calculated?

It is difficult to put a figure on intangible repercussions of a collision such as mental anguish. Noneconomic damages are generally determined through one of two formulas:

  1. The Per Diem Method: "Per diem" stands for "per day" in Latin. In this method, you are granted a daily amount for each day you suffered. The daily amount is typically equal to your daily wage, the belief being that a day of pain or emotional 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, generally between 1.5 and 5, and the final number will be your total recovery. Three is the most common multiplier, and four and five are typically saved for cases that result in disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Knob Noster, MO will ensure that an insurance adjuster or jury knows every way that your injuries have impacted you and reimburse you for all of your damages.

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

In General, pursuant to Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the day your injury happened to make your personal injury claim in Knob Noster or elsewhere in Missouri. If you were under 21 at the time of the wreck, you have five years from the day you turn 21. That might seem like a long time, but it is imperative to call a car accident lawyer right away for the best outcome in your case.

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

People who have not talked to a car accident lawyer might mistakenly do or say things that hurt their claim. Some common mistakes your car accident lawyer in Knob Noster, 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 results in injury. Police know how to ascertain fault in accidents and their police report will be indispensable in your claim.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take photographs of both vehicles and the nearby area and obtain witness contact information. This will also be extremely beneficial in your case.
  • Not Seeking Medical Attention: In order to be completely compensated for your injuries, you need to have records of them and have them treated. Always be entirely truthful with your doctor about any pains you have.
  • Trusting the Insurance Company: Insurance adjusters use a lot of tricks to reimburse you for as little as they can; that is their job. Do not trust anything they say or make any recorded statements until you have spoken with an attorney.
  • Accepting the Initial Settlement Offer: If you need the money quickly, it may be appealing to take what you can get now. It is far better in the long run to wait for the complete compensation you are owed.
  • Not Hiring a Burger Law Car Accident Lawyer: Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has pledged their career to pursuing justice for the injured in Knob Noster, MO. When someone declines to admit culpability or the insurance company refused to be fair, we step in and demand that you are treated fairly and get the fair financial recovery you are owed.

How to Avoid Auto Accidents | Knob Noster, MO Car Accident Lawyer

Over 75 percent of people who die in traffic wrecks are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen with their own eyes the destruction that a negligent driver can cause. While you cannot always control what other people do, there are various actions you can take to protect yourself as well as others on the Knob Noster, MO roads.

  • Always wear a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved approximately 14,955 lives. More than four-fifths of drivers and passengers who are completely expelled from the vehicle die, and most of the rest sustained grave, life-altering injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that wearing a seatbelt decreases the risk of death by almost half and moderate to critical injury by 50 percent.
  • Know the laws and best driving practices. The Missouri Department of Revenue offers a Driver Guide for Knob Noster, MO drivers. Fundamental suggestions like driving slower and increasing following distance in winter conditions 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 crash if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you drive a motorcycle, use a helmet. While Knob Noster, MO does not have laws obligating 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 accident. Pull over to the side of the road if you need to make an urgent call. 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 should be courteous to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Recognize that you are controlling thousands of pounds 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 auto deaths are people under the age of 25. A less cautious attitude is probably a contributing factor.
  • Drive with both hands on the wheel. Just 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 considerably 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 deceive you into believing you can drive home safely, but it is never the case.

You can take every precaution imaginable when you get behind the wheel, but unfortunately the reckless behavior of irresponsible drivers can still harm you. When you get hurt because somebody else broke the rules of the road, you deserve complete compensation for all of your damages. Every Knob Noster, MO car accident lawyer at Burger Law takes on and wins the tough cases, and knows how to achieve great results.


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Car Accident Lawyer Knob Noster, MO

You just have one opportunity for a full financial recovery. Do not let it slip. Our Knob Noster, MO car accident lawyer team pushes back against bullies like resistant insurance companies and thoughtless drivers who do not want to take responsibility for their behavior. We know the economic consequences of being injured are unexpected and severe. That is why we have committed our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Knob Noster, MO compensated and made whole again. You do not have to go through these difficult times alone. To protect you and your family's future, call a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Knob Noster, MO immediately at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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