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Car Accident Lawyer Marshfield, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Marshfield, MO. They broke the rules of the road, and now your life is upended. You do not have to pay because another person acted negligently. Call a Burger Law Marshfield, 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 being made whole again.

The damage that unthinking and careless drivers can cause is often shattering, and they need to be held accountable for their behavior. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has devoted their career to standing up to bullies and standing up for of the vulnerable in Marshfield, MO to secure them the financial recovery they need to move forward and get their life back. If you were harmed by an irresponsible driver, we know you are angry — that is justified. You are also likely uncertain about the financial consequences of medical costs and lost wages, to say nothing of the physical and emotional anguish that goes along with your injuries. The law extends a path to restoration; our Marshfield, 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 destruction another driver's carelessness caused. You do not have to wait another instant to begin the process of being made whole again. We do not charge any fees until you are awarded the compensation you deserve.

In over three decades of defending the rights of the vulnerable, our car accident lawyer team has gotten more than $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were hurt because another driver broke the rules of the road, see how much your case may be worth by using our free personal injury calculator.

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Chesterfield, MO

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Chesterfield, MO 63005

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Car Accident Statistics in Missouri

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

If you were one of the many in Marshfield or anywhere in Missouri to be hurt on the road because of somebody else's carelessness, call a car accident lawyer today at (314) 500-HURT.

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

With some common fender-benders, you may be able to be fairly compensated without legal representation. But when you are injured in a wreck, you generally need a car accident lawyer to fight for you and make sure that you get the best possible outcome in your case. When you hire a Burger Law Marshfield, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Perform and investigation your case and attain evidence, for instance:
    • Pictures
    • Surveillance video
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness testimony
    • Your medical records
  • Ensure you receive the full medical care you need
  • Provide you with trustworthy and individualized legal counsel
  • Employ our network of Marshfield, MO experts to help establish your case
  • Handle all the legal aspects of your case so you can focus on healing
  • Insist that you are given a fair settlement offer
  • Take your case to trial when we do not secure a fair settlement

You can depend on a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Marshfield, MO to persistently and fervently demand justice for your injuries. We have pledged our careers to helping the injured in Marshfield, 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 right away at (314) 500-HURT to discuss your case.

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Marshfield, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

The bulk of our Marshfield, MO clients have never had to hire a car accident lawyer before their accident, and as expected have many questions about their rights and the legal procedure. The following are several of the most common questions we are asked 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 Marshfield, MO are:

Every car accident lawyer at Burger Law has seen it all, and we know how to prove liability and win every type of motor vehicle case.

How Do I Win a Motor Vehicle Accident Claim?

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 motorists are "to exercise highest degree of care." Meaning, any person 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 called "causation," you need to prove that the driver's breach of duty directly caused hurt you.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what ultimately confirms negligence and refers to the root cause of your injuries. A drunk driver is plainly negligent, but if a vehicle's brakes do not work, the proximate cause is faulty components and the driver may not necessarily be liable.
  5. Damages: That your injuries resulted in some form of loss, for example property damage, medical expenses and/or lost wages.

Can I Still Be Awarded Compensation If I Was Partially to Blame?

Yes. Missouri is a pure comparative fault state. Meaning, that if you are found to be partially to blame for your injuries, your compensation will be lessened by the portion of fault you share. For example, if a jury awards you $100,000 for a crash, but finds that you were 30 percent to blame, the final total you recover would be $70,000.

How Much is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

That is contingent on the significance of your injuries, the effects they have had your life and the talent of your car accident lawyer. With the help of your lawyer, you will be able to get compensation for:

  • Economic damages, such as:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning capacity
    • Medical costs, such as:
      • Emergency room visits
      • Subsequent doctors appointments
      • Surgeries
      • Physical therapy
      • Medication expenses
      • In-home medical care
      • Assistive devices such as crutches or required upgrades to your vehicle
      • Future estimated medical costs, like further physical rehabilitation or prescriptions, or replacement expenses for assistive devices
    • Transportation costs related to your 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 Marshfield, MO, for example drunk driving crashes, your car accident lawyer may be able to help you secure punitive damages.

How Are Noneconomic Damages Calculated?

It is hard to put a figure on intangible reverberations of a wreck such as pain and suffering. Noneconomic damages are typically calculated using 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 were affected. The daily amount is generally equivalent to the amount you make from a day's labor, the idea being that a day of pain or emotional agony is at least worth a day's work. This method is not implemented for injuries causing impairment as it is impossible 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, often between 1.5 and 5, and the product will be your final compensation. Three is the most common multiplier, and four and five are often only used in cases that cause disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Marshfield, MO will make certain that an insurance company or jury realizes every way that your injuries have affected 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 Marshfield, MO?

Typically, under Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the day your injury transpired to bring your personal injury claim in Marshfield or elsewhere in Missouri. If you were under 21 at the time of the injury, you have five years from your 21st birthday. That may appear a long time, but it is important to get in touch with a car accident lawyer as soon as possible for the best results in your case.

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

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

  • Not Calling the Police: Following Missouri Revised Statute §300.110, you are obligated to report an accident to the police "as soon as reasonably possible" if it lead to an injury. Police are trained to ascertain negligence in crashes and their police report will be key in your case.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take photos of both vehicles and the nearby area and collect witness contact information. This will also be very beneficial in your case.
  • Not Seeking Medical Treatment: In order to be totally compensated for your injuries, you need to have records of them and have them treated. Always be totally truthful with your physician about any aches you have.
  • Trusting the Insurance Company: Insurance companies utilize a lot of tricks to compensate you with 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.
  • Taking the Initial Settlement Offer: If you need the money fast, it might be tempting to take what they are offering you now. It is a much better idea when all is said and done to wait for the full compensation you truly deserve.
  • Not Hiring a Burger Law Car Accident Lawyer: Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has devoted their life to seeking justice for the injured in Marshfield, MO. When someone does not want to admit fault or the insurance company will not be fair, we step up and insist that you are treated fairly and get the maximum compensation you deserve.

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

Over three quarters of people killed in auto collisions are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen firsthand the havoc that a thoughtless driver can cause. While you cannot always control other people's actions, there are numerous actions you can take to ensure your own safety in addition to the safety of others on the Marshfield, MO streets.

  • Always use a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved approximately 14,955 people from death. Over four-fifths of drivers and passengers who are entirely ejected from the vehicle die, and most of the rest experienced grave, life-altering injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that wearing a seatbelt reduces the chances of death by 45 percent and moderate to critical injury by 50 percent.
  • Be aware of the rules of the road. The Missouri Department of Revenue offers a Driver Guide for Marshfield, MO drivers. Basic tips 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 liability or being partially blamed for a wreck if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you are a motorcyclist, wear a helmet. While Marshfield, MO does not have laws forcing motorcycle drivers to use helmets, they can save your life. 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 consequences of a motor vehicle wreck. Pull over safely if you need to make an urgent call. If you use your phone for directions, put the volume on high and turn the radio off so you can clearly hear the directions and do not have to look.
  • Have the right attitude. No one owns the road, and we all need to 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 a quarter 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 diminish your control of the vehicle. Quickly changing the radio 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 drive safely, but it also raises your confidence and makes you feel more powerful, so you might think driving while drunk will be fine. Your brain might deceive you into believing you can drive home safely, but it is never true.

You can take every possible precaution when you get behind the wheel, but unfortunately the thoughtless actions of irresponsible drivers can still harm you. When you get hurt because another person broke the rules of the road, you are owed the best possible compensation for all of your damages. Every Marshfield, 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 Marshfield, MO

You only have one opportunity for the best possible financial recovery. Do not let it go. Our Marshfield, MO car accident lawyer team stands up to bullies like resistant insurance companies and careless drivers who do not want to be held accountable for their behavior. We know the financial hardships of being injured are sudden and harsh. That is why we have devoted our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Marshfield, 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 Marshfield, MO straight away at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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