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Car Accident Lawyer Macon, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Macon, 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 driver behaved thoughtlessly. Call a Burger Law Macon, MO car accident lawyer immediately at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form for a complimentary case evaluation and to start on your road to recovery.

The damage that selfish and careless drivers can cause is often shattering, and they need to be held responsible for their behavior. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has committed their life to standing up to bullies and defending the rights of the vulnerable in Macon, MO to get them the financial recovery they need to heal and get their life back. If you were harmed by an irresponsible driver, we know you are outraged — you should to be. You are also likely uncertain about the financial ramifications of medical expenses and lost pay, in addition to the physical and emotional pain that accompanies your injuries. The law gives a bridge to reparation; our Macon, MO car accident lawyer team is here to lead the way you across it and fight on your behalf until there is nothing more to fight and you are fully repaid for the damage another driver's irresponsible actions caused. You do not have to wait another second to begin on your road to recovery. We accept no fees until you receive the compensation you deserve.

In more than 30 years of practice, our car accident lawyer team has won more than $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were hurt because someone else was careless, find out how much your case may be worth by filling out our free personal injury calculator.

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How Common Are Car Accidents in Macon and Missouri?

In Missouri, car accident fatalities went up by 12% between 2019 and 2020, despite the fact that there were fewer people on the road because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A 2018 study stated that Missouri ranked 12th in the nation in deadly auto crashes, with 58 percent of those deaths occurring on rural roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 36,033 motor vehicle collisions that caused personal injury and 923 fatal motor vehicle crashes.

If you were one of the many in Macon or anywhere in Missouri to be harmed on the road because of another driver's neglect, contact a car accident lawyer straight away at (314) 500-HURT.

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

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

  • Carry out and investigation your crash and attain evidence, including:
    • Pictures
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness testimony
    • Your medical records
  • Make certain you get the full medical care you need
  • Offer you reliable and personalized legal advice
  • Use our network of Macon, MO experts to help build your case
  • Manage all the legal aspects of your case so you can focus on healing
  • Demand that you are given a fair settlement offer
  • Take your case in front of a judge and jury when we do not secure a fair settlement

You can count on a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Macon, MO to tenaciously and passionately demand justice for your injuries. We have pledged our lives to helping the injured in Macon, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our case evaluation and preliminary investigation do no cost anything, so there is no risk in talking to. Contact a car accident lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT to go over your case.

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Macon, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

Most of our Macon, MO clients have never needed to hire a car accident lawyer before, and unsurprisingly have a good deal of questions about their rights and the legal process. Below are several 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 Macon, MO are:

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

How Do I Prove an Auto Accident Case?

In order to win your claim, 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 specifies that drivers are "to exercise highest degree of care." That means that anybody who gets behind the wheel automatically 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 show that the driver's breach of duty directly caused your injuries.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what finally decides liability and refers to the underlying origin of your injuries. A drunk driver is obviously liable, but if a vehicle's brakes do not work, the proximate cause is defective components and the driver may not automatically be negligent.
  5. Damages: That your injuries led to some sort of loss, such as damage to your car, medical expenses and/or lost wages.

Can I Still Collect Compensation If I Was Partially at Fault?

Yes. Missouri is a pure comparative fault state. Meaning, that if you are found to be partially culpable for your injuries, your compensation will be decreased by the percentage of fault you share. For example, if a jury grants you $100,000 for a crash, but establishes that you were 30 percent at fault, the final sum you recover would be $70,000.

How Much is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

That depends on the severity of your injuries, how they have affected your life and the willpower of your car accident lawyer. With the aid of your lawyer, you will be able to recover compensation for:

  • Economic damages, for example:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning potential
    • Medical bills, for example:
      • Urgent care
      • Subsequent doctors appointments
      • Surgeries
      • Physical rehabilitation
      • Medication bills
      • In-home medical care
      • Assistive devices such as wheelchairs or required upgrades to your house
      • Future estimated medical expenses, like further physical therapy or medication, or replacement expenses for assistive devices
    • Transportation costs to and from 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 uncommon cases in Macon, MO, for instance 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 repercussions of a wreck such as pain and suffering. Noneconomic damages are generally determined using 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 typically equivalent to 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 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 financial recovery. Three is used most often, and four and five are usually reserved for cases that lead to disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Macon, MO will make sure that an insurance company 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 Macon, MO?

Generally, following Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the date of your collision to make your personal injury claim in Macon or elsewhere in Missouri. If you were under 21 at the time of the collision, you have five years from the day you turn 21. That might seem like a long time, but it is critical to call a car accident lawyer immediately for the best results in your case.

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

Macon, MO residents who have not been in touch with 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 Macon, MO sees are:

  • Not Calling the Police: Under Missouri Revised Statute §300.110, you are obligated to report an accident to the police "as soon as reasonably possible" if it results in injury. Police know how to ascertain fault in crashes and their police report will be crucial in your case.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take pictures of both vehicles and the nearby area and acquire witness contact information. This will also be extremely valuable in your case.
  • Not Seeking Medical Care: In order to be wholly compensated for your injuries, you need to have them recorded and treated. Always be entirely honest with your doctor about any aches you have.
  • Believing the Insurance Company: Insurance companies employ 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 before speaking with an attorney.
  • Accepting the Initial Settlement Offer: If you need the money quickly, it may be enticing to take what you can get immediately. It is a much better idea in the long run to wait for the complete financial recovery you truly deserve.
  • Not Hiring a Burger Law Car Accident Lawyer: Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has pledged their life to seeking justice for the injured in Macon, MO. When someone does not want to admit fault or the insurance company is not being fair, we step up and demand that you are treated fairly and get the full compensation you are owed.

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

More than three quarters of people who perish in traffic collisions are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen firsthand the destruction that a negligent driver can cause. While you cannot always control what other people do, there are several measures you can take to ensure your own safety as well as the safety of others on the Macon, MO streets.

  • Always use a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved an estimated 14,955 people from death. More than four-fifths of drivers and passengers who are entirely ejected from the vehicle perish, and the majority of the rest sustained serious, life-changing injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that wearing a seatbelt reduces 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 provides a Driver Guide for anyone on the Macon, MO roads. Basic suggestions like driving slower and increasing following distance in poor weather not only go a long way in keeping you and everyone else on the road 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 Macon, MO does not have laws obligating motorcycle drivers to use helmets, they are literal life-savers. In 2017, helmets saved 1,872 lives.
  • Put down your cell phone. While you can always call someone back, you can never take back the consequences of a car wreck. 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 respectful to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Be aware of the fact that you are in control of thousands of pounds 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 motor vehicle 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 considerably lessen your control of the vehicle. Quickly changing the radio 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 considerably impede your ability to operate a car 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 might trick 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 reckless behavior of irresponsible drivers can still harm you. When you get hurt because another driver broke the rules of the road, you are owed maximum compensation for all of your damages. Every Macon, 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 Macon, MO

You just have one shot for a full financial recovery. Do not let it go. Our Macon, MO car accident lawyer team fights back against 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 sudden and severe. That is why we have pledged our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Macon, MO restituted and made whole again. You do not have to go through these troublesome times alone. To protect you and your family's future, call a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Macon, MO today at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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