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Car Accident Lawyer Monett, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Monett, 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 was irresponsible. Call a Burger Law Monett, MO car accident lawyer immediately at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form for a free case evaluation and to start on your road to being made whole again.

The damage that selfish and irresponsible drivers can cause is often devastating, and they need to be held responsible for their actions. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has committed their life to fighting back against bullies and defending the rights of the vulnerable in Monett, MO to secure them the compensation they need to heal and get their life back. If you were injured by a negligent driver, we know you are infuriated — that is justified. You are also probably anxious about the financial consequences of medical expenses and lost work, not to mention the physical and emotional agony that goes along with your injuries. The law extends a path to recompense; our Monett, MO car accident lawyer team is here to lead you through it and fight on your behalf until there is nothing left to fight and you are entirely repaid for the damage someone else's negligence caused. You do not have to wait another minute to begin on your road to recovery. We charge no fees until you are awarded the compensation you are owed.

In over 30 years of experience, our car accident lawyer team has gotten over $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were hurt because someone else broke the rules of the road, see how much your case may be worth by filling out our complimentary personal injury calculator.

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Chesterfield, MO 63005

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Car Accident Statistics in 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 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A 2018 study found that Missouri ranked 12th in the nation in fatal motor vehicle collisions, with 58 percent of those deaths occurring on country roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol stated 36,033 auto collisions that led to personal injury and 923 deadly auto accidents.

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

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

With some standard fender-benders, you might be able to be completely compensated without legal representation. But when you are harmed in a collision, you often need a car accident lawyer to fight for you and ensure that you get the best possible outcome in your claim. When you hire a Burger Law Monett, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Conduct and investigation your crash and gather evidence, including:
    • Photos
    • Surveillance video
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness testimony
    • Your medical records
  • Make sure you receive the full medical care you need
  • Provide you with reliable and individualized legal guidance
  • Use our network of Monett, MO experts to help build your case
  • Handle all the legal aspects of your case so you can focus on healing
  • Insist that you get a fair settlement offer
  • Take your case in front of a judge and jury when the insurance company will not give you a fair offer

You can count on a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Monett, MO to aggressively and fervently demand justice in your case. We have devoted our careers to helping the vulnerable in Monett, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our case review and initial investigation do no cost anything, so there is no reason not to talk to us. Contact a car accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT to discuss your case.

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Monett, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

How Do I Win an Auto Crash Claim?

In order to win your claim, 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 specifies that motorists are "to exercise highest degree of care." That means that whoever in control of a vehicle 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 called "causation," you have to prove that the driver's breach of duty directly caused hurt you.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what finally decides negligence and refers to the root cause of your injuries. A drunk driver is obviously liable, but if a vehicle's brakes do not work, the proximate cause is faulty components and the driver may not necessarily be to blame.
  5. Damages: That your injuries caused some kind of loss, such as damage to your car, medical expenses and/or lost wages.

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

Yes. Missouri is a pure comparative fault state. What that means is that if you are found to be partially liable for your wreck, your compensation will be lessened by the percentage of fault you are responsible for. For instance, if a jury grants you $100,000 for a wreck, but finds that you were 30 percent to blame, the your final compensation would be $70,000.

How Much is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

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

  • Economic damages, for example:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning potential
    • Medical costs, including:
      • Emergency room visits
      • Follow-up doctors visits
      • Surgeries
      • Physical therapy
      • Medication costs
      • In-home medical care
      • Assistive devices such as crutches or necessary improvements to your home
      • Future estimated medical expenses, like further physical therapy or medication, or replacement expenses for assistive devices
    • Transportation costs related to your medical treatment
    • 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 Monett, MO, for example drunk driving accidents, 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 emotional anguish. Noneconomic damages are usually computed using one of two methods:

  1. The Per Diem Method: "Per diem" means "per day" in Latin. In this method, you are awarded a daily amount for every day you suffered. The daily amount is usually equivalent to your daily wage, the concept being that a day of pain or mental anguish is at least worth a day's work. This method is not implemented for injuries causing disability as it is impossible to know how long your injury will impact you.
  2. The Multiplier Method: In this method, your economic damages are multiplied by a number, typically 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 saved for cases that cause disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Monett, MO will make sure that an insurance company or jury recognizes the full extent that your injuries have impacted you and reimburse you for all of it.

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

In most cases, under Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the date of your wreck to bring your personal injury claim in Monett or elsewhere in Missouri. If you were under 21 at the time of the wreck, you have five years from your 21st birthday. That may seem like a long time, but it is crucial to reach out to a car accident lawyer immediately for the best results in your case.

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

Monett, MO residents who have not spoken with a car accident lawyer may accidentally do or say things that hurt their claim. Some common mistakes your car accident lawyer in Monett, MO sees are:

  • Not Calling the Police: Following Missouri Revised Statute §300.110, you must report an accident to the police "as soon as reasonably possible" if it results in injury. Police know how to determine negligence in wrecks and their police report will be invaluable in your claim.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take pictures of both vehicles and the surrounding area and gather witness contact information. This will also be very valuable in your claim.
  • Not Seeking Medical Treatment: In order to be fully compensated for your injuries, you need to have them recorded and treated. Always be 100 percent frank with your physician about any pains you have.
  • Believing the Insurance Company: Insurance companies 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 Initial Settlement Offer: If you need the money fast, it might be tempting to take what you can get immediately. It is a far better idea when all is said and done to wait for the complete compensation you are owed.
  • Not Hiring a Burger Law Car Accident Lawyer: Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has dedicated their career to deliver justice for the injured in Monett, MO. When someone refuses to admit blame or the insurance company will not be fair, we step up and insist that you are treated fairly and get the maximum compensation you are owed.

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

Over 75 percent of people killed in traffic collisions are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen firsthand the destruction that a thoughtless driver can cause. While you cannot always control other people's behavior, there are many steps you can take to protect yourself as well as others on the Monett, MO roads.

  • Always wear a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved an estimated 14,955 lives. More than four-fifths of drivers and passengers who are completely ejected from the vehicle die, and most of the rest sustained grave, life-altering injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that wearing a seatbelt lowers the risk of death by 45 percent and moderate to critical injury by 50 percent.
  • Know the laws and best driving practices. The Missouri Department of Revenue provides a Driver Guide for anyone on the Monett, MO roads. Basic suggestions like driving at lower speeds 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 are a motorcyclist, wear a helmet. While Monett, MO does not have laws requiring 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 motor vehicle collision. Pull over safely if you need to make an urgent call. 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.
  • Have the right attitude. We all share the road, 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 needs to be your priority. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, almost one-fourth of motor vehicle deaths are people under the age of 25. Maturity is likely a contributing factor.
  • Keep both hands on the wheel. Only driving with one hand can substantially diminish your control of the car. 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 significantly impede 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 may deceive you into thinking you can drive home safely, but it is never the case.

You can take every precaution imaginable when driving, but regrettably the careless behavior 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 complete compensation for all of your damages. Every Monett, MO car accident lawyer at Burger Law takes on and wins the tough cases, and knows how to get great results.


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Car Accident Lawyer Monett, MO

You just have one chance for a complete financial recovery. Do not let it slip. Our Monett, 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 actions. We know the economic implications of being injured are unexpected and harsh. That is why we have dedicated our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Monett, MO compensated and made whole again. You do not have to go through these difficult times by yourself. To protect you and your family's future, call a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Monett, MO immediately at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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