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Car Accident Lawyer Nevada, MO

Car Accident Lawyer in Nevada, MO. They broke the rules of the road, and now you are left to pick up the pieces. You should not have to pay because somebody else acted carelessly. Call a Burger Law Nevada, MO car accident lawyer immediately at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form for a complimentary case review and to start on your road to recovery.

The damage that selfish and irresponsible drivers can cause is often shattering, and they need to be held accountable for their behavior. Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has committed their life to standing up to bullies and standing up for of the injured in Nevada, MO to deliver them the financial recovery they need to mend and get their life back. If you were injured by a negligent driver, we know you are furious — you deserve to be. You are also probably worried about the economic consequences of medical costs and lost wages, to say nothing of the physical and emotional pain that comes with your injuries. The law gives a bridge to restoration; our Nevada, MO car accident lawyer team is here to lead the way you across it and fight on your behalf until there is nothing left to fight and you are completely repaid for the destruction someone else's irresponsible actions caused. You do not have to wait another instant to start the process of being made whole again. We do not charge any fees until we win your case.

In more than three decades of practice, our car accident lawyer team has secured more than $175 million in verdicts and settlements for our Missouri clients. If you were injured because someone else was reckless, learn how much your injuries may be worth by filling out 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 fatalities went up by 12% between 2019 and 2020, even though there were not as many people on the road owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. A 2018 study reported that Missouri ranked 12th in the nation in deadly road collisions, with 58 percent of those fatalities happening on country roads. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 36,033 motor vehicle wrecks that led to personal injury and 923 deadly auto crashes.

If you were one of the many in Nevada or anywhere in Missouri who was hurt on the road because of another driver's careless behavior, get in touch with a car accident lawyer immediately at (314) 500-HURT.

How a Car Accident Lawyer in Nevada, MO Can Help

With some ordinary fender-benders, you may be able to be completely reimbursed without the assistance of an attorney. But when you are harmed in a collision, you generally require 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 Nevada, MO car accident lawyer, we will:

  • Investigate your crash and attain evidence, including:
    • Pictures
    • Surveillance video
    • Police reports
    • Official eyewitness statements
    • Your medical records
  • Make certain you get the full medical care you need
  • Provide you with trustworthy and personalized legal guidance
  • Use our network of Nevada, MO experts to help establish your case
  • Handle all the legal aspects of your case so you can focus on healing
  • Demand that you get a fair settlement offer
  • Take your case to trial when we do not secure a fair settlement

You can trust a Burger Law car accident lawyer in Nevada, MO to tenaciously and zealously demand justice for your damages. We have committed our lives to helping the injured in Nevada, MO in their recovery and in being made whole again. Our case review and preliminary investigation are free, so there is no risk in speaking with us. Get in touch with a car accident lawyer immediately at (314) 500-HURT to go over your case.

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Nevada, MO Car Accident Lawyer: Frequently Asked Questions

The majority of our Nevada, MO clients have never needed to hire a car accident lawyer prior to their accident, and naturally have a lot of questions about their rights and the legal procedure. The following are some of the most common questions we are asked in relation 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 Nevada, 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 an Auto Crash Case?

In order to win your claim, your car accident lawyer will have to prove the five elements of negligence found in tort law:

  1. Duty of Care: Missouri Revised Statute §304.120 dictates that drivers are "to exercise highest degree of care." That means that 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 must demonstrate that the driver's breach of duty directly caused you harm.
  4. Proximate Cause: This is what finally confirms liability and refers to the root origin of your injuries. A drunk driver is clearly liable, but if a vehicle's brakes do not function properly, the proximate cause is faulty components and the driver may not automatically be to blame.
  5. Damages: That your injuries led to some form of loss, for example damage to your car, medical bills and/or lost wages.

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

Yes. Missouri is a pure comparative fault state. Meaning, that if you are found to be partially blameworthy for your crash, your compensation will be diminished by the portion of blame you share. For example, if a jury grants you $100,000 for a crash, but establishes 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 gravity of your injuries, the impact they have had your life and the willpower of your car accident lawyer. With the assistance of your lawyer, you will be able to get compensation for:

  • Economic damages, such as:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost earning capacity
    • Medical bills, for instance:
      • Emergency room visits
      • Subsequent doctors visits
      • Surgeries
      • Physical therapy
      • Medication costs
      • In-home medical treatment
      • Assistive devices such as crutches or necessary improvements to your house
      • Future estimated medical bills, for instance further physical therapy or prescriptions, or replacement costs for assistive devices
    • Transportation costs to and from 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 Nevada, MO, for instance drunk driving accidents, your car accident lawyer may be able to help you get punitive damages.

How Are Noneconomic Damages Calculated?

It is tough to put a figure on intangible effects of a wreck like mental anguish. Noneconomic damages are typically 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 usually equivalent to your daily wage, the idea being that a day of suffering or mental distress has at least the same value as a day's work. This method is not employed for injuries resulting to 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, usually between 1.5 and 5, and the product will be your total financial recovery. 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 Nevada, MO will make sure that an insurance company or jury realizes every way 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 Nevada, MO?

Generally speaking, following Missouri Revised Statute §516.120, you have five years from the date of your accident to make your personal injury claim in Nevada or elsewhere in Missouri. If you were under 21 at the time of the wreck, you have five years from the day you turn 21. That might appear a long time, but it is vital to contact a car accident lawyer as soon as possible for the best results in your case.

What Mistakes Can Hurt My Claim?

People who have not talked to a car accident lawyer could accidentally do or say things that make their claim harder to win. Some common mistakes your car accident lawyer in Nevada, MO sees are:

  • Not Calling the Police: According to Missouri Revised Statute §300.110, you have to report an accident to the police "as soon as reasonably possible" if it causes injury. Police know how to determine fault in collisions and their police report will be invaluable in your claim.
  • Not Documenting the Scene: Take photographs of both vehicles and the nearby area and gather witness contact information. This will also be extremely useful in your claim.
  • Not Seeking Medical Treatment: In order to be wholly 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 deceptive tactics to reimburse you for 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 a lawyer.
  • Taking the First Settlement Offer: If you need the money fast, it might be tempting to take what they are offering you now. It is a far better idea in the long term to wait for the fair compensation you truly deserve.
  • Not Hiring a Burger Law Car Accident Lawyer: Every Burger Law car accident lawyer has pledged their career to seeking justice for the injured in Nevada, MO. When someone declines to admit fault or the insurance company refused to be fair, we step up and insist that you are treated fairly and get the full compensation you deserve.

How to Avoid Auto Accidents | Nevada, 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 wreckage that a careless driver can cause. While you cannot always control how other people drive, there are several actions you can take to protect yourself as well as others on the Nevada, MO roads.

  • Always wear a seatbelt. In 2017, seatbelts saved an estimated 14,955 lives. More than 83 percent of drivers and passengers who are completely expelled from the vehicle perish, and the majority of the rest suffered serious, life-changing injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that wearing a seatbelt decreases the chances of death by 45 percent and moderate to critical injury by 50 percent.
  • Be familiar with the rules of the road. The Missouri Department of Revenue has published a Driver Guide for anyone on the Nevada, MO roads. Basic tips like driving slower and increasing following distance in winter conditions not only go a long way in keeping you and other drivers and passengers safe, but they also protect you from liability or being partially blamed for an accident if you do find yourself in one.
  • If you are a motorcyclist, wear a helmet. While Nevada, MO does not have laws requiring 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 effects of a traffic 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 music off so you can clearly hear the directions and do not have to look down at your phone.
  • Have the right attitude. The road is for everyone, and we all need to be polite to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Understand that you are in control of 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 one-fourth of auto deaths are people under the age of 25. Maturity is likely a contributing factor.
  • Keep both hands on the wheel. Just driving with one hand can significantly diminish your control of the vehicle. Quickly changing the A/C settings is probably 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 operate a car safely, but it also boosts your confidence and makes you feel more powerful, so you may 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 unfortunately the careless behavior of irresponsible drivers can still hurt you. When you get hurt because someone else broke the rules of the road, you are owed complete compensation for all of your damages. Every Nevada, 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 Nevada, MO

You only have one shot for the best possible financial recovery. Do not let it slip. Our Nevada, 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 financial implications of being injured are immediate and harsh. That is why we have devoted our lives to seeing the injured and vulnerable in Nevada, MO restituted 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 Nevada, MO today at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online.

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