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Car Accident Lawyer Montgomery County, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Montgomery County, MO. They broke the rules of the road, and now your life is upended. You do not have to pay because someone else acted irresponsibly. Call a Burger Law Montgomery County, MO car accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form for a complimentary case evaluation and to start on your road to being made whole again.

The damage that self-centered and careless drivers can cause is often catastrophic, and they need to be held accountable for their actions. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has pledged their career to standing up to bullies and defending the rights of the vulnerable in Montgomery County, MO to secure them the financial recovery they need to move forward and get their life back. If you were harmed by a negligent driver, we know you are infuriated — you deserve to be. You are also probably anxious about the economic burden of medical bills and lost pay, not to mention the physical and emotional agony that goes along with your injuries. The law offers you a bridge to restoration; our Montgomery 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 repaid for the damage another driver's careless actions caused. You do not have to wait another second to start on your road to recovery. We accept no fees until you get the compensation you are owed.

In over three decades of experience, our car accident lawyer team has won more than $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were injured because another person was negligent, find out how much your injuries may be worth by filling out our complimentary personal injury calculator.

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Chesterfield, MO 63005

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How Common Are Car Accidents in Montgomery County and Missouri?

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

If you were one of the many in Montgomery County or anywhere in Missouri to be harmed on the road because of someone else's negligent actions, contact a car accident lawyer straight away at (314) 500-HURT.

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

With some ordinary fender-benders, you might be able to be fairly reimbursed without the assistance of an attorney. But when you are harmed in a collision, you usually need a car accident lawyer to fight for you and make certain that you get the best results in your claim. When you hire a Burger Law Montgomery County, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Investigate your case and obtain evidence, including:
    • Photographs
    • Surveillance footage
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness statements
    • Your medical records
  • Make certain you receive the full medical care you need
  • Provide you with sound and individualized legal guidance
  • Utilize our network of Montgomery County, MO experts to help build your case
  • Handle all communication, documentation, litigation and negotiations
  • Insist that you get a fair settlement offer
  • Take your case to court when the insurance company will not give you a fair offer

You can believe in a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Montgomery County, MO to tenaciously and passionately demand justice in your case. We have dedicated our lives to helping the vulnerable in Montgomery County, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our consultation and initial investigation do no cost anything, so there is no reason not to talk to us. Call a car accident lawyer today at (314) 500-HURT to talk over your case.

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Montgomery County, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

The bulk of our Montgomery County, 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 procedure. The following are some of the most common questions we are asked with regard to car accident claims:

Who Is Liable in My Car Accident?

That hinges on the specifics of your case. Some of the most common reasons our car accident lawyer team sees for claims in Montgomery County, MO are:

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

How Do I Win a Motor Vehicle Crash Claim?

In order to prove your claim, your car accident lawyer will have to show 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, whoever gets behind the wheel necessarily 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 known as "causation," you need to demonstrate that the driver's breach of duty directly caused you harm.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what finally confirms negligence and refers to the underlying origin of your injuries. A drunk driver is clearly liable, but if a vehicle's brakes do not function properly, the proximate cause is defective parts and the driver may not automatically be liable.
  5. Damages: That your injuries led to some type of loss, such as damage to your car, medical costs 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 blameworthy for your injuries, your compensation will be decreased by the portion of fault you share. For example, if a jury awards you $100,000 for a collision, but determines that you were 30 percent to blame, the your final compensation would be $70,000.

How Much is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

That hinges on on the significance of your injuries, how they have affected your life and the abilities of your car accident lawyer. With the help of your attorney, you will be able to receive compensation for:

  • Economic damages, including:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning potential
    • Medical bills, for example:
      • Urgent care
      • Follow-up doctors appointments
      • Surgeries
      • Physical therapy
      • Medication expenses
      • In-home medical treatment
      • Assistive devices such as wheelchairs or necessary improvements to your vehicle
      • Future estimated medical costs, like further physical rehabilitation 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 Montgomery County, MO, such as 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 number on intangible effects of a crash like emotional anguish. Noneconomic damages are typically computed through one of two formulas:

  1. The Per Diem Method: "Per diem" means "per day" in Latin. In this method, you are given a daily amount for each day you were affected. The daily amount is generally the same as your daily wage, the concept being that a day of suffering or mental agony 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 impact you.
  2. The Multiplier Method: In this method, your economic damages are multiplied by a number, generally between 1.5 and 5, and the final number will be your final financial recovery. Three is used most often, and four and five are often only used in cases that cause disability or permanent impairment.

Your Burger Law car accident lawyer in Montgomery County, MO will make certain that an insurance adjuster or jury knows every way 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 Montgomery County, 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 Montgomery 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 may seem like a long time, but it is important to contact a car accident lawyer right away for the best outcome in your case.

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

Montgomery County, MO residents who have not talked to 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 Montgomery County, 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 taught to ascertain liability in accidents and their police report will be crucial in your claim.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take pictures of both vehicles and the surrounding area and collect witness contact information. This will also be very useful 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 candid with your doctor about any aches you have.
  • Believing the Insurance Company: Insurance companies use a lot of deceptive tactics to pay you as little as they can; that is how they make money. Do not trust 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 appealing to take what they are offering you now. It is a far better idea in the long run to wait for the maximum compensation you truly deserve.
  • Not Hiring a Burger Law Car Accident Lawyer: Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has committed their life to seeking justice for the injured in Montgomery County, MO. When someone declines to admit culpability or the insurance company refused to be fair, we step up and insist that you are treated fairly and get the full compensation you are owed.

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

Over 75 percent of people killed in motor vehicle accidents are drivers. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has seen personally the wreckage that a reckless driver can cause. While you cannot always control other people's actions, there are many actions you can take to protect yourself in addition to others on the Montgomery County, MO roads.

  • Always wear a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved approximately 14,955 people from death. Over four-fifths of drivers and passengers who are entirely expelled from the vehicle perish, and the majority of the rest experienced grave, life-changing injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that wearing a seatbelt lowers the risk of death by almost half and moderate to critical injury by 50 percent.
  • Be aware of the laws and best driving practices. The Missouri Department of Revenue provides a Driver Guide for Montgomery County, MO drivers. Basic tips 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 shield you from fault or being partially blamed for a crash if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you ride a motorcycle, use a helmet. While Montgomery County, MO does not have laws requiring motorcycle drivers to wear helmets, they can save your life. In 2017, helmets saved 1,872 lives.
  • Put down your cell phone. While you can always text somebody later, you can never take back the consequences of a motor vehicle collision. 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 radio off 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 should be courteous to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Be aware of the fact that you are controlling thousands of pounds of metal moving at high speeds. Safety needs to be your priority. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, almost a quarter of motor vehicle deaths are people under the age of 25. Maturity is probably a contributing factor.
  • Drive with both hands on the wheel. Just having one hand on the wheel can substantially 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 impede your ability to drive safely, but it also boosts 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 the case.

You can take every precaution imaginable when driving, but regrettably the thoughtless behavior of irresponsible drivers can still cause you harm. When you get hurt because somebody else broke the rules of the road, you are entitled to the best possible compensation for all of your damages. Every Montgomery County, 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 Montgomery County, MO

You only have one opportunity for a full financial recovery. Do not let it slip. Our Montgomery County, MO car accident lawyer team pushes back against bullies like resistant insurance companies and reckless drivers who do not want to take responsibility for their actions. We know the financial implications of being injured are unexpected and harsh. That is why we have pledged our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Montgomery County, MO recompensed and made whole again. You do not have to go through these traumatic times alone. To protect you and your family's future, call a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Montgomery County, MO today at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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