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Car Accident Lawyer Marshall, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Marshall, MO. They broke the rules of the road, and now your life is turned upside down. You do not have to pay because somebody else acted negligently. Call a Burger Law Marshall, MO car accident lawyer immediately at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form for a free consultation and to start on your road to recovery.

The damage that self-centered and careless drivers can cause is often shattering, and they need to be held accountable for their actions. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has dedicated their life to standing up to bullies and defending the rights of the vulnerable in Marshall, MO to deliver them the compensation they need to mend and get their life back. If you were hurt by a careless driver, we know you are furious — that is merited. You are also likely anxious about the financial consequences of medical costs and lost pay, as well as the physical and emotional anguish that goes along with your injuries. The law provides you with a path to recompense; our Marshall, MO car accident lawyer team is here to lead the way you through it and fight for you until there is nothing left to fight and you are completely repaid for the destruction somebody else's negligent actions caused. You do not have to wait another instant to start the process of being made whole again. We do not charge anything until you are awarded the compensation you need.

In over 30 years of practice, our car accident lawyer team has gotten more than $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were injured because somebody else was reckless, learn how much your injuries may be worth by filling out our complimentary 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 went up by 12% between 2019 and 2020, despite the fact that there were fewer people on the road due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A 2018 study stated that Missouri ranked 12th in the nation in fatal motor vehicle collisions, with over half of those deaths transpiring on rural roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 36,033 car collisions that caused personal injury and 923 fatal car collisions.

If you were one of the many in Marshall or anywhere in Missouri to be hurt on the road because of another driver's neglect, get in touch with a car accident lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT.

How a Car Accident Lawyer in Marshall, MO Can Help

With some typical fender-benders, you might be able to be completely reimbursed without legal representation. But when you are harmed in a collision, you often require a car accident lawyer to fight for you and make certain that you get the best possible end result in your claim. When you hire a Burger Law Marshall, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Investigate your accident and acquire evidence, including:
    • Pictures
    • Surveillance video
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness testimony
    • Your medical records
  • Make sure you receive the full medical treatment you need
  • Provide you with reliable and personalized legal advice
  • Employ our network of Marshall, MO experts to help develop a legal strategy
  • Manage all communication, documentation, litigation and negotiations
  • Insist that you are given a fair settlement offer
  • Take your case to trial when the insurance company will not give you a fair offer

You can depend on a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Marshall, MO to persistently and zealously demand justice for your injuries. We have devoted our careers to helping the vulnerable in Marshall, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our case evaluation and initial investigation do no cost anything, so there is no reason not to talk to us. Call a car accident lawyer immediately at (314) 500-HURT to talk over your case.

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Marshall, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

Most of our Marshall, MO clients have never had to hire a car accident lawyer prior to their accident, and as expected have a lot of questions about their rights and the legal process. Below are a few of the most frequent questions we are asked 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 Marshall, MO are:

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

How Do I Win a Motor Vehicle Crash Case?

In order to win your case, your car accident lawyer will need 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 whoever 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 must demonstrate that the driver's breach of duty directly caused your injuries.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what finally determines negligence and refers to the underlying origin of your injuries. A drunk driver is obviously liable, but if a vehicle's brakes do not function properly, the proximate cause is malfunctioning components and the driver may not automatically be negligent.
  5. Damages: That your injuries led to some kind of loss, for example damage to your car, medical costs and/or lost wages.

Can I Still Receive Compensation If I Was Partially to Blame?

Yes. Missouri is a pure comparative fault state. That means that if you are found to be partially responsibility for your accident, your compensation will be reduced by the percentage of culpability you are responsible for. For instance, if a jury awards you $100,000 for an accident, but establishes that you were 30 percent to blame, the final sum you receive would be $70,000.

How Much is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

That depends on the seriousness of your injuries, how they have impacted your life and the abilities of your car accident lawyer. With the aid of your attorney, you will be able to get compensation for:

  • Economic damages, for example:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning potential
    • Medical expenses, for instance:
      • Urgent care
      • Subsequent doctors visits
      • Surgeries
      • Physical rehabilitation
      • Medication expenses
      • In-home medical treatment
      • Assistive devices such as crutches or required improvements to your home
      • Future estimated medical expenses, for example further physical rehabilitation or prescriptions, 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 rare cases in Marshall, 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 difficult to put a dollar amount on intangible repercussions of a crash such as loss of capacity to enjoy life. Noneconomic damages are usually quantified 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 every day you were impacted by your injury. The daily amount is generally the same as your daily wage, the notion being that a day of pain or emotional anguish is at least worth a day's work. This method is not used for injuries causing disability as it is impossible to know how long your injury will affect you.
  2. The Multiplier Method: In this method, your economic damages are multiplied by a number, typically between 1.5 and 5, and the final number will be your complete compensation. Three is the most common multiplier, and four and five are typically reserved for cases that result in disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Marshall, MO will make sure that an insurance adjuster or jury recognizes every way that your injuries have affected you and reimburse you for all of it.

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

In General, pursuant to Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the day your injury occurred to file your personal injury claim in Marshall or anywhere in Missouri. If you were under 21 at the time of the crash, you have five years from the day you turn 21. That may appear a long time, but it is critical to reach out to a car accident lawyer immediately for the best results in your case.

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

Marshall, MO residents who have not spoken with a car accident lawyer might mistakenly do or say things that make their claim harder to win. Some common mistakes your car accident lawyer in Marshall, MO sees are:

  • Not Calling the Police: Following 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 trained to ascertain fault in crashes and their police report will be critical in your claim.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take pictures 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 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 aches you have.
  • Believing the Insurance Company: Insurance companies employ a lot of deceptive tactics to compensate you with as little as possible; that is how they make money. Do not trust anything they say or make any recorded statements until you have spoken with an attorney.
  • Accepting the First Settlement Offer: If you need the money as soon as possible, it might be appealing to take what they are offering you now. It is much better when all is said and done to wait for the fair financial recovery you truly deserve.
  • Not Hiring a Burger Law Car Accident Lawyer: Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has devoted their career to seeking justice for the injured in Marshall, MO. When someone declines to admit culpability or the insurance company will not 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 | Marshall, MO Car Accident Lawyer

Over 75 percent of people who perish in car crashes are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen personally the devastation that a thoughtless driver can cause. While you cannot always control how other people drive, there are various measures you can take to ensure your own safety in addition to the safety of others on the Marshall, MO roads.

  • Always wear a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved an estimated 14,955 people from death. More than 83 percent of drivers and passengers who are completely thrown out of the vehicle perish, and most of the rest suffered significant, life-altering injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that wearing a seatbelt decreases the chances 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 Marshall, MO drivers. Basic suggestions like driving slower and increasing following distance in poor weather 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 wreck if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you drive a motorcycle, use a helmet. While Marshall, MO does not have laws forcing motorcycle drivers to use helmets, they can save your life. 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 consequences of a car crash. Pull over safely if you need need your phone for an emergency. If you use your phone for directions, put the volume on high and turn the music off 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 need to be polite to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Recognize that you are in control of thousands of pounds of metal moving at high speeds. Safety needs to be your priority. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, almost one-fourth of auto deaths are people under the age of 25. Maturity is probably a contributing factor.
  • Drive with both hands on the wheel. Only having one hand on the wheel can significantly lessen your control of the vehicle. 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 considerably diminish your ability to operate a motor vehicle safely, but it also raises 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 true.

You can take every precaution imaginable when driving, but unfortunately the negligent actions of irresponsible drivers can still cause you injury. When you get hurt because another driver broke the rules of the road, you are entitled to maximum compensation for all of your damages. Every Marshall, 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 Marshall, MO

You just have one chance for a complete financial recovery. Do not let it slip. Our Marshall, MO car accident lawyer team stands up to bullies like resistant insurance companies and thoughtless drivers who do not want to take responsibility for their actions. We know the economic consequences of being injured are sudden and harsh. That is why we have devoted our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Marshall, 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 Marshall, MO today at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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