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Car Accident Lawyer Lincoln County, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Lincoln County, MO. They broke the rules of the road, and now your life is turned upside down. You do not have to pay because another driver was irresponsible. Call a Burger Law Lincoln County, 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 unthinking and irresponsible drivers can cause is often cataclysmic, and they need to be held responsible for their behavior. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has committed their career to standing up to bullies and standing up for of the vulnerable in Lincoln County, MO to deliver them the financial recovery they need to mend and get their life back. If you were hurt by a careless driver, we know you are angry — you should to be. You are also probably apprehensive about the financial implications of medical costs and lost work, not to mention the physical and emotional pain that comes with your injuries. The law offers you a path to recompense; our Lincoln County, MO car accident lawyer team is here to lead the way you across it and fight for you until there is nothing more to fight and you are wholly compensated for the destruction someone else's irresponsible actions caused. You do not have to wait any longer to begin the process of being made whole again. We do not charge any fees until we win your case.

In more than 30 years of practice, our car accident lawyer team has gotten upwards of $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were injured because somebody else broke the rules of the road, learn how much your injuries may be worth by using our complimentary personal injury calculator.

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How Common Are Car Accidents in Lincoln County and Missouri?

In Missouri, car accident deaths increased 12% between 2019 and 2020, even though there were not as many people on the road owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. A 2018 study found that Missouri ranked 12th in the nation in fatal traffic crashes, with 58 percent of those deaths transpiring on country roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 36,033 auto collisions that caused personal injury and 923 fatal auto wrecks.

If you were one of the many in Lincoln County or anywhere in Missouri who was injured on the road because of someone else's careless behavior, get in touch with a car accident lawyer straight away at (314) 500-HURT.

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

With some common fender-benders, you may be able to be fully reimbursed without legal representation. But when you are harmed in an accident, you often need a car accident lawyer to fight by your side and make sure that you get the best possible end result in your claim. When you hire a Burger Law Lincoln County, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Conduct and investigation your accident and gather evidence, such as:
    • Photographs
    • Surveillance video
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness statements
    • Your medical records
  • Ensure you receive the full medical treatment you need
  • Offer you reliable and individualized legal counsel
  • Employ our network of Lincoln County, MO experts to help build 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 in front of a judge and jury when we do not secure a fair settlement

You can depend on a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Lincoln County, MO to tenaciously and zealously demand justice for your damages. We have committed our lives to helping the injured in Lincoln County, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our consultation and initial investigation do no cost anything, so there is no risk in speaking with us. Call a car accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT to go over your case.

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Lincoln County, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

The bulk of our Lincoln County, MO clients have never needed to hire a car accident lawyer before, and as expected have a good deal of questions about their rights and the legal process. The following 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 Lincoln County, MO are:

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

How Do I Prove a Car Accident Claim?

In order to win your case, your car accident lawyer will have 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 any person who 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 must prove that the driver's breach of duty directly caused you harm.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what finally determines liability and refers to the underlying cause of your injuries. A drunk driver is plainly liable, but if a vehicle's brakes do not function properly, the proximate cause is defective parts and the driver may not necessarily be at fault.
  5. Damages: That your injuries resulted in some sort of loss, for instance property damage, medical bills 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 crash, your compensation will be diminished by the portion of fault you are responsible for. For example, if a jury grants you $100,000 for an accident, 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 hinges on on the significance of your injuries, the effects they have had your life and the abilities of your car accident lawyer. With the aid of your lawyer, you will be able to receive compensation for:

  • Economic damages, for instance:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning capacity
    • Medical expenses, for example:
      • Urgent care
      • Subsequent doctors appointments
      • Surgeries
      • Physical rehabilitation
      • Medication bills
      • In-home medical care
      • Assistive devices such as crutches or necessary upgrades to your home
      • Future estimated medical costs, for example further physical therapy or prescriptions, or replacement costs 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 Lincoln County, MO, for example drunk driving accidents, 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 like emotional anguish. Noneconomic damages are typically calculated through one of two formulas:

  1. The Per Diem Method: "Per diem" means "per day" in Latin. In this method, you are awarded a daily amount for each day you were impacted by your injury. The daily amount is usually the same as the amount you make from a day's work, the thought being that a day of pain or mental anguish has at least the same value as a day's work. This method is not used for injuries leading to disability 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, usually between 1.5 and 5, and the product will be your complete compensation. Three is the most common multiplier, and four and five are usually saved for cases that lead to disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Lincoln County, MO will make certain that an insurance company or jury knows 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 Lincoln County, MO?

In most cases, pursuant to Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the date of your crash to bring your personal injury claim in Lincoln County or anywhere in Missouri. If you were under 21 at the time of the accident, you have five years from your 21st birthday. That might seem like a long time, but it is important to contact a car accident lawyer immediately for the best results in your case.

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

People who have not talked to a car accident lawyer may mistakenly do or say things that make their claim harder to win. Some common mistakes your car accident lawyer in Lincoln County, MO sees are:

  • Not Calling the Police: Under 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 taught to determine fault in crashes and their police report will be indispensable in your case.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take pictures of both vehicles and the surrounding area and obtain 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 them recorded and treated. Always be totally candid with your physician about any pains you have.
  • Believing the Insurance Company: Insurance adjusters utilize 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 talked to a lawyer.
  • Taking the First Settlement Offer: If you need the money quickly, it might be tempting to take what they are offering you now. It is far better in the long run to wait for the fair financial recovery you are owed.
  • Not Hiring a Burger Law Car Accident Lawyer: Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has dedicated their life to pursuing justice for the injured in Lincoln County, MO. When someone does not want to admit blame or the insurance company refused to be fair, we step up and demand that you are treated fairly and get the full financial recovery you deserve.

How to Avoid Auto Accidents | Lincoln County, MO Car Accident Lawyer

Over three quarters of people killed in auto crashes are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen with their own eyes the wreckage 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 Lincoln County, MO roadways.

  • Always wear a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved approximately 14,955 people from death. Over four-fifths of drivers and passengers who are completely ejected from the vehicle perish, and the majority of the rest experienced significant, life-changing injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that wearing a seatbelt lowers the risk of death by 45 percent and moderate to critical injury by 50 percent.
  • Know the rules of the road. The Missouri Department of Revenue provides a Driver Guide for Lincoln County, MO drivers. Simple 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 protect you from liability or being partially blamed for a wreck if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you are a motorcyclist, use a helmet. While Lincoln County, MO does not have laws obligating motorcycle drivers to use helmets, they are literal life-savers. 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 an auto accident. Pull over safely 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 down at your phone.
  • 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 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 likely a contributing factor.
  • Drive with both hands on the wheel. Only having one hand on the wheel can considerably lessen your control of the car. Quickly changing the radio 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 operate a motor vehicle 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 might deceive 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 negligent actions of irresponsible drivers can still harm you. When you get hurt because someone else broke the rules of the road, you deserve the best possible compensation for all of your damages. Every Lincoln County, 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 Lincoln County, MO

You just have one shot for a complete financial recovery. Do not let it go. Our Lincoln County, MO car accident lawyer team stands up to bullies like resistant insurance companies and reckless drivers who do not want to take responsibility for their behavior. We know the financial hardships of being injured are immediate and harsh. That is why we have devoted our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Lincoln County, MO restituted and made whole again. You do not have to go through these trying times alone. To protect you and your family's future, call a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Lincoln County, MO right away at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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